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Carleton's Healthcare Depot

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    Carleton's Healthcare is a prescription drop-off and collection depot for the Otautau and districts area.

    Prescriptions may be dropped in, or faxed to Winton Pharmacy (03 236 7726) and they will be delivered twice daily to Otautau. The original prescription must be delivered/sent to Winton or dropped off to the depot, if faxed.

    Prescriptions processed before 1pm will be delivered to Otautau by 1.30pm. 

     

    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 dispensed for you.

    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 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.

    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.

    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 test (finger prick) in the pharmacy to work out the correct dose. This saves you a trip to your local laboratory and waiting for your blood test to be processed.

    Methadone dispensing

    This pharmacy works alongside the DHB methadone programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been agreed.

    Dispensing manager

    (Winton Pharmacy) Lyndon McStay