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Unichem Ōtara Pharmacy

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Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 

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8:00 AM to 7:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Supervised RATs for NZ Travel and NZ Courts

Supervised rapid antigen testing (RATs) is for unvaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms, who require evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result to travel within New Zealand, or for entry into a court of law.

  • For travel, the test must be done within the 72 hours prior to travel (preferably within 24 hours). See the Unite against COVID-19 website for more travel advice.
  • For court attendance, the test must be done within 24 hours.

For more information about rapid antigen testing, view the Ministry of Health website.

Description

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS (Conditions apply)

Free prescriptions apply to all fully government funded medicines, whereby prescriptions must be written by GP or NZ public hospitals. Partly funded medicines, non funded medicines and specialist prescriptions are not applicable in the FREE prescription service.

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

Sunil Vijan

Charges

The Pharmacy does not charge for funded prescription items that are prescribed by your GP or Hospital.

Conditions Apply*** Please contact our friendly Pharmacy staff for clarifications

Hours

8:00 AM to 7:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Sat8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

After Hours Pharmacy:

Unichem Bairds Pharmacy

8am to 11pm

7 Days a week

365 Days a Year

Phone: 09 265 4920

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

Languages Spoken

English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi

Services Provided

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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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.

Smoking cessation

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.

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

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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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.

Trimethoprim dispensing

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.

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.

Medicine & needles disposal service

Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment. Please return…

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Passport Photos

We do passport photos for all countries including ID photos and for visa applications.  There is the option of emailed photos (for electronic/online applications) as well as printed photos or…

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Ear Piercing

Vaccines

  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)

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 vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for:

  • people 65 years and older
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55…
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    Oral Covid-19 Therapeutics

    Wheelchair Access

    Yes

    Region

    South Auckland

    Contact Details

    8:00 AM to 7:30 PM.

    1/120 East Tamaki Road
    Otara
    Auckland 2023

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    Street Address

    1/120 East Tāmaki Road
    Ōtara
    Auckland 2023

    This page was last updated at 12:27PM on May 24, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Otara Pharmacy.