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Life Pharmacy Howick Village

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9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Description

At Life Pharmacy Howick Village (formerly Unichem Picton St Pharmacy), centrally located on the main street of  Howick, our owner-operator offers a range of community pharmacy services including:

  • Prescriptions
  • Blister packs
  • Influenza vaccinations (FREE for over 65 year olds, Pregnant women, approved medical condtions)
  • Vaccinations Covid, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Shingles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Covid Vaccine certificates
  • B12 injections
  • Zinc Deficiency testing 
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Everyday health and wellbeing advice
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Natural health products
  • Personal naturopath consultations
  • Practitioner-only natural health products
  • Compression stockings (fitted)
  • Passport photos
  • Makeovers
  • Skincare analysis
  • Make-up consultations
  • Ear piercing.

 

Pharmacists can help to support the health of your family; they can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages.

Pharmacists ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, so that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines. Your pharmacist will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them.

All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner and most services are provided free of charge and do not generally require an appointment.

For safe disposal, please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. There is no charge for this service.

Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions.

Dispensary Manager

Leane Steele

How do I access this service?

Walk in

Contact us

Make an appointment

Referral

Website / App

www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz

Hours

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog

Services Provided

Immunisation

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule. Shingrix - Adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine (rZV; Shingrix) is approved for use in New Zealand for all individuals aged 50 years or older. Two doses required Please note in NZ pharmacy does not receive government funding for Shingrix. Those eligible currently for funding (via GP) must receive first dose after 65, before turning 66. Everyone else must self fund. Call us for a quote. https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/vaccinations

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • Pregnancy vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

Shingrix - Adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine (rZV; Shingrix) is approved for use in New Zealand for all individuals aged 50 years or older.  Two doses required

Please note in NZ pharmacy does not receive government funding for Shingrix. Those eligible currently for funding (via GP) must receive first dose after 65, before turning 66.

Everyone else must self fund.  Call us for a quote.


https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/vaccinations

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (if you may be eligible but don’t have a prescription)

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. To receive the medication please call and talk to the pharmacist first, either immediately after you test positive or develop symptoms, to see if the medicines are right for you. https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/covid-19-antiviral-medicine Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you are Covid Positive. Dispensing these medicines requires time; we are required to review patient medication history and do several checks, including interactions. We will call you personally and discuss treatment. Please note - home delivery is available Monday to Friday in the wider Howick area (from Panmure bridge to Whitford bridge to Ormiston bridge).

  • This pharmacy can deliver the medicine to your home free of charge

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

To receive the medication please call and talk to the pharmacist first, either immediately after you test positive or develop symptoms, to see if the medicines are right for you.

https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/covid-19-antiviral-medicine

Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you are Covid Positive.

Dispensing these medicines requires time; we are required to review patient medication history and do several checks, including interactions.  We will call you personally and discuss treatment.

Please note - home delivery is available Monday to Friday in the wider Howick area (from Panmure bridge to Whitford bridge to Ormiston bridge).

COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator. https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/vaccinations

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • Walk in

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator.

https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/vaccinations

Sleep Apnoea Testing and Treatment ( CPAP or APAP )

Sleep Apnoea affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women and what is concerning is that most people don't know they have it. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)? Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a condition wherein the soft tissues of the throat relax so much while you are asleep that you may stop breathing, often for more than a minute at a time. You may then briefly awake, often with a gasp before returning to sleep. You are likely to be totally unaware that these brief awakenings are happening and this may happen many times during the night. This restricted air supply reduces the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream which puts stress on your cardiovascular system. Click link below for more information, including a link to complete a self assessment. https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/sleep-apnoea-treatment-cpap

Sleep Apnoea affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women and what is concerning is that most people don't know they have it.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a condition wherein the soft tissues of the throat relax so much while you are asleep that you may stop breathing, often for more than a minute at a time. You may then briefly awake, often with a gasp before returning to sleep. You are likely to be totally unaware that these brief awakenings are happening and this may happen many times during the night. This restricted air supply reduces the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream which puts stress on your cardiovascular system.

Click link below for more information, including a link to complete a self assessment.

https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/sleep-apnoea-treatment-cpap

COVID-19 Care in the Community

We are able to offer additional support and funded services to eligible people isolating at home due to COVID-19. Whanau HQ Delivery Service For Covid positive patients - we are able to offer a medicine management service (via pharmacist phone call) plus a daily (weekday) delivery service for essential medicines. This service is free to eligible patients. Paxlovid or Lagevrio dispensing - funded antiviral treatment, available on prescription from Dr, for approved patients. Free to patient and delivered free within Howick area.

  • Home delivery of medicines
  • Medicine management consultations

We are able to offer additional support and funded services to eligible people isolating at home due to COVID-19.

Whānau HQ Delivery Service For Covid positive patients - we are able to offer a medicine management service (via pharmacist phone call) plus a daily (weekday) delivery service for essential medicines. This service is free to eligible patients.

Paxlovid or Lagevrio dispensing - funded antiviral treatment, available on prescription from Dr, for approved patients.  Free to patient and delivered free within Howick area.

Compression Stockings fitted

We measure and fit compression stockings, either Class 1 or Class 2 depending on need. Available in knee high, full length stocking, maternity options. Colour variety and toe in or out options available. Compression stockings can help manage swelling due to poor circulation or varicose veins. https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/compression-socks

We measure and fit compression stockings, either Class 1 or Class 2 depending on need. Available in knee high, full length stocking, maternity options.  Colour variety and toe in or out options available.

Compression stockings can help manage swelling due to poor circulation or varicose veins.

https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/compression-socks

UTI – Urinary tract infection treatment

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotics nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim for urinary tract infections. These are available without a prescription to women between 16 and 65 years of age, who are not pregnant and do not have any other complicating factors. The pharmacist will complete a consultation to make sure the medicine is appropriate and refer you to the GP if required. This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection. The Antibiotic Trimethoprim can be prescribed by a pharmacist for an uncomplicated bladder infection in women aged between 16 and 65 years. Consultation required.

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotics nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim for urinary tract infections. These are available without a prescription to women between 16 and 65 years of age, who are not pregnant and do not have any other complicating factors. The pharmacist will complete a consultation to make sure the medicine is appropriate and refer you to the GP if required.

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

The Antibiotic Trimethoprim can be prescribed by a pharmacist for an uncomplicated bladder infection in women aged between 16 and 65 years. Consultation required.

Routine Antenatal Anti-D Prophylaxis

Our qualified vaccinating pharmacists can administer Routine Antenatal AntiD prophylaxis (on a prescription from lead maternity carer) for Rhesus negative women.

Our qualified vaccinating pharmacists can administer Routine Antenatal AntiD prophylaxis (on a prescription from lead maternity carer) for Rhesus negative women. 

Ear Piercing

Our trained staff provide a safe ear piercing service. https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/ear-piercing

Our trained staff provide a safe ear piercing service.

https://www.lifepharmacyhowick.co.nz/services-2/ear-piercing

Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine and these will be organised through your prescribing healthcare professional. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you. It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood tests and ensure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine and these will be organised through your prescribing healthcare professional. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine.  We will check your blood tests and ensure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

Stop smoking medication

Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum. Our pharmacists are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum or nicotine patches.

Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum.

Our pharmacists are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum or nicotine patches.

Disability aids

This pharmacy offers a range of hire or purchase medical equipment to aid with mobility and disability. We hire out crutches. We are able to order many other aids if required.

This pharmacy offers a range of hire or purchase medical equipment to aid with mobility and disability.

We hire out crutches.  We are able to order many other aids if required.

Medication for long term conditions

This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you. This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you.

This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you.

This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you.

Medicines packaging

This pharmacy can repack your medicines into compliance packaging (blister packs or sachet rolls) that specifies when you should take them. These can be supplied as weekly or monthly packs depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. It is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers. This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. Blistering is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be blister packed.

This pharmacy can repack your medicines into compliance packaging (blister packs or sachet rolls) that specifies when you should take them. These can be supplied as weekly or monthly packs depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. It is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers.

This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs.

This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out.

Blistering is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be blister packed.

Free after hours prescriptions for under 14s

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.

Specialised wound care

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

Incontinence products

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control. We have a range of incontinence products for both men and women.

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

We have a range of incontinence products for both men and women.

Medication reports

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team. If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team

Maviret dispensing for hepatitis C

This pharmacy has been registered to dispense Maviret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) for the treatment of Hep C and to provide you with counselling to support your treatment. You will not have to pay any pharmacy charges for your Maviret.

This pharmacy has been registered to dispense Maviret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) for the treatment of Hep C and to provide you with counselling to support your treatment. You will not have to pay any pharmacy charges for your Maviret.

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (if you have a prescription from your doctor or nurse)

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication. Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you are Covid Positive. Dispensing these medicines requires time; we are required to review patient medication history and do several checks, including interactions. We will call you personally and discuss treatment. Please note - home delivery is available Monday to Friday in the wider Howick area (from Panmure bridge to Whitford bridge to Ormiston bridge).

  • This pharmacy can deliver the medicine to your home free of charge

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication.

Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you are Covid Positive.

Dispensing these medicines requires time; we are required to review patient medication history and do several checks, including interactions.  We will call you personally and discuss treatment.

Please note - home delivery is available Monday to Friday in the wider Howick area (from Panmure bridge to Whitford bridge to Ormiston bridge).

HIV PrEP and PEP dispensing (same day or by pre-order)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV in people who are HIV-negative and at high risk of being exposed to HIV. View the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website for more information about PrEP and PEP. A prescription will be required from your doctor or health provider. If you need to receive your HIV PrEP or PEP medicines the same day you present your prescription, please contact our pharmacy to check if we can have stock available.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV in people who are HIV-negative and at high risk of being exposed to HIV. View the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website for more information about PrEP and PEP.

A prescription will be required from your doctor or health provider.

If you need to receive your HIV PrEP or PEP medicines the same day you present your prescription, please contact our pharmacy to check if we can have stock available.

Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) | Morning after pill

Your pharmacists are trained to assess whether the ECP is appropriate for you. This is done in a confidential manner. The ECP works best if taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse but may be taken up to 72 hours after. There is usually a charge associated with receiving the ECP, although at some pharmacies the ECP may be provided fully funded for eligible people.

Your pharmacists are trained to assess whether the ECP is appropriate for you. This is done in a confidential manner. The ECP works best if taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse but may be taken up to 72 hours after. There is usually a charge associated with receiving the ECP, although at some pharmacies the ECP may be provided fully funded for eligible people.

Medication for erection problem

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil (also called Viagra®, Vedafil® and Silvasta®) for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil (also called Viagra®, Vedafil® and Silvasta®) for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

Selected oral contraceptives

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances. Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors. There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances.

Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors.

There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Parking

Street parking

Region

East Auckland

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

ACCOUNTS: lifepharmacyhowick@xtra.co.nz Book an appointment Book a vaccination

75 Picton Street
Howick
Auckland 2014

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75 Picton Street
Howick
Auckland 2014

This page was last updated at 2:13PM on May 20, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Life Pharmacy Howick Village.