From the 1st of February each year, when you pass the 20 prescription item threshold you will qualify for Prescription Subsidy Card. A Prescription Subsidy Card entitles you and your family (partner and children between the ages of 13 and 18) to FREE subsidized prescriptions up until the 31st of January the following year.The good news is, you can reach the 20 item threshold by combining subsidized prescription items with your partner and dependent children aged between 13 to 18. As there is no charges on prescription items for children under 13 years, these items will not be included towards the 20 prescription item count Just let our team at Chemist Plus know the names of the people in your family and they can help keep track of how many prescription items you have left until you reach the 20 item threshold. Not all medications are fully subsidized by the government. Some exclusions apply. If you have any questions about prescription charges, have a chat with our friendly team at Chemist Plus.
COMPLIANCE PACKING BLISTER PACKS MEDICO PAK
We know that the busier you get, the harder it can be to take care of your health. Our pharmacists are trained health professionals, who can offer expert care and advice and a range of services to make it easier to look after yourself. Take our quick quiz below and find out whether blister packing may help you.
- Do you find it hard to remember to take your medications?
- Do you find it hard to open medication bottles or read their labels?
- Are you worried about a family member who may be finding it hard to keep track of their medications, what to take and when?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then blister packing may help. Medication can be dispensed into an organised and reliable pack known as a blister pack . This gives patients back their control over their medications and health in a convenient and safe manner. Blister packing minimizes the need for multiple medication bottles and boxes which can all get a bit confusing sometimes. Blister packs are clearly labelled with the day and time to take each medication eliminating any confusion! To find out more, speak to our friendly team at Chemist Plus.
Chemist Plus has systems in place to dispose of medicines correctly. This prevents medications from ending up in our waterways or in the wrong hands. If you have any unused or expired medications, just bring them to Chemist Plus and we will safely dispose them for you.
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
Anyone can develop high blood pressure, often with no symptoms. High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke as well as damage to some organs like the eyes and kidneys. It is important to get your blood pressure checked regularly as part of your overall health management. Our experienced team can check your blood pressure and discuss the results with you.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION / BLADDER INFECTION CONSULTATIONS
Urinary tract infections cause women a considerable amount of discomfort and at Chemist Plus our pharmacists are now able to offer effective treatment where appropriate. Our pharmacists will run through a checklist with you to ensure that the supply of a three day course of trimethoprim antibiotics is suitable to treat your condition. This treatment, a three day course of trimethoprim 300mg tablets, is available to women between the ages of 16 and 65 who are not pregnant and have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection. No appointment necessary.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL / MORNING AFTER PILL CONSULTATIONS
Following unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, the risk of pregnancy can be reduced by taking the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). To be effective the pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex and t he sooner it is taken, the more effective the pill will be. At Chemist Plus we understand that unprotected sex or contraceptive failure can be a tricky situation and going to the doctors is not always possible or convenient . That is why with no appointment necessary, our accredited pharmacists can provide certain women with the ECP if they meet the criteria . This consultation will only take a few minutes, just come on in and have a friendly chat with one of our pharmacists.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION / SILDENAFIL (VIAGRA/SILVASTA) CONSULTATIONS
All pharmacists at Chemist Plus have undertaken appropriate training and are now able to provide Sildenafil (Viagra/Silvasta) without a prescription to certain men who meet the criteria Pharmacists at Chemist Plus will run through a checklist to ensure the medication is right for you, after which repeats are simple as long as your health situation has not changed. There are no bookings necessary. You can walk in at your own convenience and have a quick chat to the pharmacist on duty to discreetly discuss your symptoms. This consultation will only take a few minutes and includes a blood pressure check.
SELECTED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES CONSULTATIONS
Pharmacists at Chemist Plus can now provide selected oral contraceptives without a prescription to those who meet the criteria. This convenient service (no appointment necessary) is available to women between the ages of 16 and 39 or 16 and 52 for combined oral contraceptives and progestogen only pills respectively. To be eligible you must have seen the doctor on at least two occasions regarding the contraceptive pill, of which the last doctor visit needs to be within the last three years . This consultation only takes a few minutes and involves taking a blood pressure check. Selected oral contraceptives available without a prescription following a consultation with an accredited pharmacist are: Microlut, Noriday, Cerazette, Microgynon 20 ED, , Brevinor and Norimin. Levlen ED, Brevinor and Norimin.
Zinc is a mineral that is found in every tissue in our body. A deficiency in zinc can lead to a variety of ailments such as hair loss, decreased immunity and wound healing. At Chemist Plus we provide a simple taste test that will give you an indication of your zinc levels. Following this test, if you happen to discover that you are in fact deficient in zinc, we have a wide range of zinc supplements at incredibly low prices for you to choose from.
EAR AND NOSE PIERCING
At Chemist Plus we provide a clean environment for ear and nose piercings. We have well trained staff with years of experience to ensure you or your family member get the best care possible. We take the time to ensure the end result is what you intended and provide excellent after care information on how to care for your piercings to prevent against infections. We have a wide selection of earrings and nose piercings to choose from.
Along with having an extensive travel section providing health products and travel necessities to ensure that you are well equipped for your holiday, we also take passport photos. Chemist Plus provides this convenient service and has the best equipment and software to guarantee your photo meets all the requirements.