About Healthcare Services

Pharmacists support and guide New Zealanders about healthcare choices through thousands of consultations every day.  Did you know you can see your pharmacist for the following:

Emergency Contraceptive Pill

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) and advice on emergency contraception is available from most pharmacies. This service is provided discreetly and confidentially by your pharmacist.

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Many men are able to be supplied treatment for erectile dysfunction in a tablet form, via consultation with a pharmacist. Most pharmacies now offer this service.

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Medicines Use Review

This service allows you to sit down with a pharmacist and talk about your medicines and make sure you are getting maximum benefit from them.

Together you can discuss any problems, questions or concerns you may have regarding your medicines and put together an action plan to address these.

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Quit Smoking

Your pharmacist can help with advice and therapies to help you quit smoking.

Using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can double the chance of staying smoke-free in the long-term. Talk to your pharmacist about the different products available to assist your quitting attempts.

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Selected Oral Contraceptives

If your doctor has previously prescribed one of the selected oral contraceptives that have been approved for pharmacist supply, you may be able to receive your next supply from a pharmacist without seeing your doctor.

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Urinary Tract Infections

Your pharmacist can advise you on the best treatment of this common condition.

You can receive medication to treat this condition without the need to visit a doctor. Talk to your pharmacist about this service.

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Many pharmacists are now trained as vaccinators and can provide a range of vaccinations at your local pharmacy. This enables you to drop in rather than make an appointment at a doctor's surgery. Some pharmacies may still require you to book an appointment in advance as your vaccine may need to be ordered.

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Warfarin INR testing

If you take warfarin, you can get your International Normalised Ratio (INR) blood tests at your community pharmacy.

Your pharmacist can test your blood using a gentle finger prick test and immediately provide your test results and advice on your next warfarin dose.

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