Our Services

UTI Treatment

A urinary tract infection (UTI) (also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as simple cystitis (a bladder infection) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis (a kidney infection). Symptoms from a lower urinary tract  infection include painful urination and either frequent urination or urge to urinate (or both).

In uncomplicated cases, urinary tract infections are easily treated with a short course of antibiotics which are available with a consultation at our Pharmacy.

For your safety, before selling you treatment for your UTI one of our Pharmacists will ask you some questions to assess whether it is right for you. In a private area, the pharmacist will advise you about treatment.

Quit Smoking  - Nicotine Replacement Therapy

By prescribing and supplying, low cost or even free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) we can assist you to give up smoking.

 NRT replaces nicotine in your body to reduce your desire to smoke while you quit. NRT comes as patches, gum or lozenges and we can help put together the right NRT program for you.

You' can speak with one of our friendly pharmacists to access this service. 

Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)

​A private consultation is carried out by one of our pharmacists and the emergency contraceptive pill provided if appropriate. This consultation is confidential.

​Cost: $35 for patients 25 years of age and over. If under 25, this service is FREE. 

Vaccination Service

​At Unichem Morrinsville Pharmacy we provide  vaccinations for the following conditions – NO appointment necessary:

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Protects against the influenza virus during the winter months.

FREE for patients >65, or who are pregnant

Boostrix Vaccine

Provides cover for Tetanus, Diptheria and Whooping Cough

​FREE for pregnant women at 28-38 weeks gestation.

Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax)

Reduces the risk of developing shingles – Indicated for patients >50 only.

Erectile Dysfunction (Sildenafil)

The “LITTLE BLUE PILL” is the preferred treatment option for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

ED is a common, but often taboo topic among men

 But there is a treatment option available. 

At Unichem Morrinsville  Pharmacy we can conduct a private consultation and health check with you to ensure Sildenafil is suitable for you.  And if deemed suitable, we can provide Sildenafil at very competitive prices.

Counselling Services

Antidepressant Counselling Service 

For patients being commenced on an SSRI antidepressant such as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine , Sertraline, Citalopram, or Escitalopram one of our pharmacists is able to provide comprehensive information and lifestyle advice funded by the Waikato DHB.

Anticoagulant Counselling Service 
(for patients taking Warfarin or Dabigatran (Pradaxa))

For patients being commenced on, or currently taking Warfarin or Dabigatran, our pharmacists are able to provide a comprehensive counselling service relating to these medicines. This involves medicines information, risks, dietary advice, and monitoring requirements. This service is funded by the Waikato DHB.

Gout Service 

​Gout is a very common condition.

However Gout is one of the most commonly misunderstood and poorly managed long term conditions in our communities. Poorly managed gout can lead to permanent disability, cardiovascular complications and diabetes. If you or a family member suffers from gout, feel free to come and see one of our pharmacists for a consultation to discuss the condition and ensure you or your loved one are receiving the best treatment and long term management available. This consultation is funded by the Waikato DHB. 

Robotic Medication Packaging

At Unichem Morrinsville Pharmacy, our Automated Medicine Sachet System is becoming increasingly popular with people who find managing their own regular medication difficult or time-consuming.

This system of medication management provides a quick, accurate and accessible solution that provides all the different medications in one packet, or sachet.

Each sachet is clearly printed with all the important information needed for the enclosed dosage of medication.

The Key Benefits:

  • Easy to use and very simple to open
  • Users don’t forget their medicines and don’t take them twice
  • Confidence that you are getting the right medication at the right time
  • Peace of mind - for the patient and their family
  • Convenient for travel

 

Take out the hassle of organising your medication, and ask about our FREE 1 month trial (excludes prescription charges).

Medication use reviews (MUR)

​Sometimes you just need the opportunity to sit down and talk through your medication. A Medication Use Review is all about helping you to understand your medications better and to develop a system to ensure you take them correctly on an ongoing basis.

​When conducting the service, one of our friendly pharmacists will come to your home and review your medications with you. We will listen to your concerns, and make recommendations where appropriate that will assist you to manage your medication on your own.

Medication Oversight Assesments (MOA)

​If a family member is finding it difficult to self manage their medication, one of our pharmacists can come to their home and conduct an assessment to see if they qualify for the medication oversight service. If medication oversight is indicated, the pharmacist will contact Disability Support Link to arrange a care worker who will observe your family member taking their medication each day.​​​​

Delivery

If you are having difficulty getting to our pharmacy and would like your medication delivered to your home, simply phone us to discuss how we can help.

Prescription Repeat Reminders

Life gets busy. We offer a service to remind you about your next prescription repeat.Simply register at the pharmacy or give us a call and we can remind you of your repeats via text message. We’ll notify you prior to your next scheduled repeat date, allowing you peace of mind.