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Unichem Papatoetoe Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • No appointment required
  • Walk in

Unichem Papatoetoe Pharmacy & Papatoetoe Family Doctors are working collegially providing COVID-19 vaccines to our community. To book please visit COVID-19 Vaccination Booking or visit us to book.

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 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.


Unichem Papatoetoe Pharmacy are a professional and enthusiastic team committed to providing quality pharmacy services.

Their specialties include:

  • Warfarin Blood Monitoring Service
  • Gout Management and Prevention Service
  • Smoking Cessation Product and Counselling
  • Measure and Fit Compression stockings for veins, leg ulcers, pregnancy and travel
  • Incontinence Products - Washable and Disposable
  • Medication for the terminally ill
  • Disability Aids for Hire or Purchase
  • Patient focused Medicine Reviews
  • Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction without a prescription
  • Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections without a prescription
  • Treatment for the "Morning after Pill" without a prescription
  • Oral Contraceptive provision without a prescription
  • Blood Pressure Checking
  • Script Reminder Service
  • Wound Care Management
  • Weight Management

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

Lynette O'Brien


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese, Fijian Indian, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese

Services Provided

Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is…


Aseptic dispensing

This pharmacy is approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment…


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…


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…


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…


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.

Gout monitoring and prevention management

To STOP gout attacks and the development of bony joint tophi you need to bring your "uric acid' levels down. This pharmacy provides a Gout Monitoring and Prevention service in…


Prescription reminder service

This pharmacy provides a script reminder service for patients to help them remember their repeat prescriptions and renew their expiring prescriptions. Patients need to sign up with our pharmacy to…


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…


Disability aids

We stock a range of home disability and mobility aids for HIRE or PURCHASE. We also have relationships with a number of distributors and are happy to source whatever you…


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…


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…


Incontinence products

We stock:

  • Molicare disposable pads and pants. We offer a BUY 6 RECEIVE 1 FREE incentive. We can provide samples to ensure you receive the best product available for your…


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.

We have staff specifically…


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.

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.

Compression stocking service

This pharmacy provides a custom measure and fit service for compression stockings. We get a number of referrals from the Middlemore Hospital Vascular Clinic for patients with varicose veins.


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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.

Blood pressure testing

It is important in blood pressure measurement that the patient is in a relaxed state prior to the measurement. We provide a private consultation room for this purpose. We are…


Weight management

We stock "OPTIFAST" weight management products and have staff trained to advise and support customers through their journeys.

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…


Oral contraceptive provision without a prescription

Our pharmacists are trained to provide the oral contraceptive to women without a doctor's prescription. Certain terms and conditions apply and you do need to have been prescribed your pill…


Throat swabbing service

Our pharmacists are professionally trained to swab sore throats to determine whether they are of short-term VIRAL origin requiring symptomatic relief ...... OR are of potentially more serious BACTERIAL Strep…



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


COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • No appointment required
  • Walk in

Unichem Papatoetoe Pharmacy & Papatoetoe Family Doctors are working collegially providing COVID-19 vaccines to our community. To book please visit COVID-19 Vaccination Booking or visit us to book.

Getting a COVID-19…


Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Assistance to move around
  • Quiet, low sensory environment
  • 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



South Auckland

Contact Details

63 St George Street
(Close to New World Supermarket)
Auckland 2025

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63 St George Street
(Close to New World Supermarket)
Auckland 2025

This page was last updated at 4:27AM on October 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Papatoetoe Pharmacy.