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Cromwell Pharmacy

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    Welcome to Cromwell Pharmacy.  We have been looking after locals and visitors to Cromwell since 1874.  We are very proud of our heritage.

    At Cromwell Pharmacy, our 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. We 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 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.

    COVID-19 Vaccination

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

    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.

    Appointments can be made via the Ministry's dedicated website BookMyVaccine.co.nz

    Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 have to pay any pharmacy charges for your Maviret.

    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 help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. Blistering is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be blister packed.

    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 after unprotected intercourse but may be taken up to 72 hours after. There is usually a charge associated with receiving the ECP.

    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 any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. In doing so, we can make our home a safer place, help safeguard our community and protect our environment. There is no charge for this service.

    Needle exchange service

    This pharmacy is part of the needle exchange service and is happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for personal use.

    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.

    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.

    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 have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors.

    There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

    Home deliveries

    We will happily deliver prescriptions to homes and workplaces provided someone will be there to accept them.  There is a nominal charge of $5 for this safe and confidential service, which runs on weekdays between 4 and 5.30pm.  Payments can be by way of cash on delivery or via internet banking.

    Repeat reminder services

    With your consent, we will sign you up to our free repeat reminder service, designed to help busy people remember to collect their repeats on a regular basis.  Reminders can be through text, email or phone calls.  Repeats will only be made up at your request.

    JP services

    It just so happens that our Proprietor Pharmacist Jackie Hamilton is a NZ accredited Justice of the Peace.  This is handy when you have documents to be signed, certified, witnessed, or financial transactions to be completed.  There is no charge for this community service, however JP clients may have to wait until dispensary clients have been attended to.  Feel free to phone or pop in to see if Jackie is available.  You are also welcome to text 0274 953 353 to contact Jackie directly.

    Vaccines

    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 this service.

    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 so that they are safe to use.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

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

    Influenza (flu) vaccines

    This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there is a charge for this service.

    Charges

    Your medicine price may vary depending on the subsidy price negotiated by Pharmac.

    A co-payment is incurred when you present a prescription - it may be $5, or $15 depending on the prescriber or Medical Practice.

    A premium may be charged if the prescribed medicine is not fully subsidised. For medicines which are not included in the Pharmaceutical Schedule, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the medicine.

    Additional charges may be incurred by the use of phone/fax for your prescription, reports printed, deliveries, compliance packaging, special procure or emergency supplies of medicine.  To avoid these charges please ask a staff member.

    Dispensing manager

    Kelsi Fastier