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Unichem Buchanans Pharmacy

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

If you meet the current criteria please phone for an appointment or refer to our website. We are running vaccination clinics Monday, Wdnesday and Friday at the following times:

  • 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

Covid-19 pass

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

  • My Vaccine Pass
  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.

Description

Unichem Buchanans Pharmacy is a dispensing and retail pharmacy located in Tikipunga, Whangārei. We are a Unichem pharmacy, which enables us to offer you a wide range of home healthcare products, plus regular product specials and great gift ideas. And of course, you’ll still enjoy all the usual pharmacy services you’d expect from us.

A family business since 1954
Unichem Buchanans Pharmacy is a family owned and run business, and has been operating in Whangārei since 1954, when it was owned by Ted Buchanan. Back then, the pharmacy was located in Whangārei CBD, but moved to Tikipunga in 1987 and has been under the current ownership of Iain and Gemma Buchanan since 1998.

Iain and Gemma actively work in and run the business – Iain as a Pharmacist and Gemma as the General Manager. They employ a team of friendly and helpful pharmacy and retail staff, who are always happy to help and offer advice. 

Dispensary Manager

Iain Buchanan

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Northland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Services Provided

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

If you meet the current criteria please phone for an appointment or refer to our website. We are running vaccination clinics Monday, Wdnesday and Friday at the following times:

  • 9.30am…

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Long-term conditions (LTC) service

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…

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Medicines use review service (MURS)

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can…

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Opioid Substitution Treatment Service

This pharmacy works alongside the DHB Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone or Suboxone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been… More

Blister packs

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…

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Disability aids

This pharmacy hires out wheelchairs, walkers, bathroom aids, lift out chairs, crutches and bed accessories.

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Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)

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…

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Incontinence products

Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

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.

Vaccines

  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Varicella zoster (shingles) vaccine

Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal, diseases. There may be a charge for…

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Influenza (flu) vaccines

This pharmacy has staff that are trained and authorised to give flu vaccinations. Many pharmacies will vaccinate children – call the pharmacy to check first.

Flu vaccinations are free for…

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WINZ and other reports

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

Health screening

Buchanans Pharmacy does Blood Pressure checks, Zinc testing and Cholesterol testing

Miscellaneous services

  • Ear Piercing
  • Passport Photos
  • Prescription Delivery Service

Sleep services

Buchanans Pharmacy is affiliated with the Sleep Well Clinic and we also stock a range of CPAP equipment both for sale and for hire.

Community pharmacy anticoagulant management Service (CPAMS) – INR testing for warfarin patients

Warfarin is used by some people as a blood thinning medicine e.g. after a stroke. It is important that blood results are regularly checked. This service involves having a quick…

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My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

  • My Vaccine Pass
  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

Hepatitis C Pharmacy Test and Treat

The pharmacy is contracted to manage hepatitis C in consultation with the patient. This involves an initial finger-prick test for hepatitis C. If the test is positive, the pharmacy will…

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Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

This service has staff that are trained and authorised to give MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccination is free for people aged from 16 to 49 years (inclusive).

COVID-19 Care in the Community

  • Home delivery of medicines
  • Oral Covid-19 therapeutics
  • No co-payments for prescriptions for Covid-positive patients isolating at home
  • Medicine management consultations
  • In-home visits to support CPAMS (community pharmacy anticoagulation management service)

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

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Support to make decisions
  • Assistance to move around
  • Quiet, low sensory environment
  • A longer appointment time
  • More space to move around
  • Wheelchair access

If you would like additional support or assistance at your vaccine appointment, you can let us know when you book your slot.

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

Northland

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

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Paramount Plaza (next to Countdown)
81 Paramount Parade
Tikipunga
Whangarei
Northland 0112

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Street Address

Paramount Plaza (next to Countdown)
81 Paramount Parade
Tikipunga
Whangārei
Northland 0112

Postal Address

PO Box 7100
Tikipunga
Whangārei 0144

This page was last updated at 12:12PM on July 1, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Buchanans Pharmacy.