Unichem Forté Pharmacy, located on Kilmore Street, is the ideal, convenient, central city pharmacy that offers a wide range of services, along with that ever so important carparking factor.
With winter looming, now is the time to be the smart cookie for you and your whanau, and think about those crucial vaccinations that safeguard family health, such as influenza (flu vaccine), whooping cough, shingles and meningitis vaccinations. For those who find winter equates with feeling the blues, a B12 injection lifts energy levels and fights fatigue; improves metabolism; helps with weight loss; increases concentration, boosts immune systems, and best of all, helps restore better sleeping patterns.
Breast pumps and tens machines (which give relief from labour pain as well as general chronic pain), are available for hire, and they also do medicine compliance packaging, e.g. blister packs, and free blood pressure monitoring. There’s a fantastic free delivery service for those living nearby, which is very handy if, for instance, you live in a retirement village and find it difficult to get into town. Owner of Unichem Forté, Annabel Turley, says she wants people to know that they don’t have go to Forté Health to access the pharmacy. “Anybody can come here. We welcome everybody; no matter what our customers might want or need to purchase, even if it’s to post their mail or get their ears pierced!” Annabel laughs.
Located at 151 Kilmore Street, open 8:30am to 5:30pm, phone 03 595 5493 or find them on Facebook at @fortepharmacy.
Home is where the pharmacist is – at least that’s how the saying goes at Unichem Prestons. Pharmacist and pharmacy owner Ed Dawwas points out, “We are different because we like to engage with our community”.
So much so, as one of their many services, they can conduct a home visit to help you in your medicine management. As we welcome autumn with a true sense of community spirit, the pharmacists at Unichem Prestons are preparing the surrounding community for the upcoming cold and flu season by providing free flu vaccines to pregnant women and patients sixty-five and over. To further protect yourself and loved ones from the potential cold and flu, pharmacists at Unichem Prestons are ready to answer your questions about other forms of preventative care including supplements and medicines.
Ed Dawwas describes Unichem Prestons’ role in the community as this: “We’re the first or last point of contact before a patient goes to the doctor or home with their medication. We have an obligation to enable patients to manage their health and what the doctor has prescribed them”. Be a part of the Unichem Prestons community. Like them on Facebook to find out about future events such as their upcoming Women’s Health presentation.
For more information, phone 03 281 7889 or email pharmacy@ unichemprestons.co.nz.
According to Annabel Turley, pharmacist and owner of Unichem Cashel Holistic Pharmacy, stress impacts our mental and physical wellbeing in more ways than we could imagine.
“The problem is that people simply don’t realise they’re stressed. Post-quake conditions, for instance, are still a major contributor to stress in this city.” Annabel cites couples seeking to become pregnant as another extremely stressful situation. Having watched a family member going through the emotional trauma that can accompany fertility treatments, Annabel decided she wanted to become more proactive in this area. Soon she begins her studies for the National Fertility NZ Educator Course.
“We have couples attending our Natural Health clinic who are being educated in making those necessary changes to their diet and lifestyle in order to improve their chances for pregnancy; it’s so important to seek infertility advice and treatment early on – don’t waste those precious years, because it can make such a difference to the outcome.”
Annabel says that aside from the usual medical reasons obstructing women getting pregnant, unrecognised and ongoing stress definitely doesn’t help either, and the sooner this is addressed, the better. “Unichem Cashel Pharmacy is unique in that we have a natural health clinic providing the best advice, education and natural treatments for destressing in this hectic 21st century. To complete my training as a fertility educator means so much to me. I love doing this – helping couples achieve their dream of a successful pregnancy.”
For more information phone 03 595 1289, visit www.unichemcashelpharmacy.gettimely.com or find at www.facebook.com/Christchurchpharmacy/.
Unichem Cashel Pharmacy has much to be proud of. Recently it was awarded the Pharmacy of the Year award. Talking to owner, holistic pharmacist and qualified nutritional and environmental practitioner, Annabel Turley, it is easy to see why.
“When it comes to customer service, we go that extra mile and we offer quite different services to other pharmacies,” Annabel says.
“For instance, one of the many services we offer is in appearance medicine, with a registered nurse working on-site, three days a week, providing anti-wrinkle injections and other associated appearance medicine services.”
The pharmacy which is now the only pharmacy in the CBD’s retail precinct also offers: a natural health clinic, a weight loss clinic, a women’s health clinic, a stress clinic, and most impressively, a DNA genetic profiling clinic that maps 54 genes. “The genetic profiling is a road map for wellness. It enables clients to be proactive with their health, because though our genes never change, once we find out where we may have future problems – be it cardiovascular, or whatever – we can make the necessary changes in diet and lifestyle to keep us as healthy as possible,” Annabel says.
When you factor in that this quite extraordinary pharmacy also provides a New Zealand Post outlet, a photo laboratory service (photo printing and passport photos), and a dry-cleaning service, amongst its myriad of other services, it gives an idea of what it took to achieve the award it so truly deserved.
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The team at Unichem Cashel Pharmacy is passionate about bringing an holistic approach to your health. “We treat the whole person, rather than offering a ‘bandaid’ approach,” says Annabel Parrant, owner, pharmacist and qualified practitioner in nutritional and environmental medicine.
Unique to Unichem Cashel Pharmacy is its DNA profiling clinic. A simple ‘Buccal Swab’ from the inside cheek analyses a select range of genes that are key influencers of your general health, wellbeing and performance.
You receive a wellness profile from Annabel, offering comprehensive advice on how to work within your individual genetic ‘playing field’, whether that be large or small, to maximise your wellness. “Your genes are not your destiny and it’s important to know how your diet and lifestyle can make a big difference to your genetic potential,” Annabel says.
At $499, the wellness profile lasts you your lifetime, because your genes are always yours and they don’t change.
Women’s health clinics enable the team to help restore hormonal balance disrupted by PMS, peri-menopause, endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome. They work alongside any medical treatment with diet and lifestyle support, plus referrals.
Annabel says they also work a lot with issues of stress and not sleeping.
You can make an appointment for clinics, or walk in (every day but Friday for DNA tests) and you will need an appointment for DNA results analysis. For more information, visit unichemcashelpharmacy.gettimely.com
Many Cantabrians have said that central cities come to life with essential services placed in top locations. That’s now happening. One great example is the new Unichem Cashel Pharmacy, right opposite Ballantynes.
This year the retail heart of Christchurch is back to teeming with life. Cashel Mall, BNZ Square, and The Crossing have everything city dwellers want or need during lunch breaks. Plus, a visit to the Unichem Cashel Pharmacy holds more time-saving value than ever before. It now offers medical aesthetic services, so people can boost their wellbeing on the fly.
Not only for collecting your prescriptions, the pharmacy – which also boasts a Post Shop – offers booked appointments with a registered nurse. Flu jabs are administered here, as are initial complementary skin consultations. These then can lead onto service-oriented appearance medicine, such as dermal fillers, collagen-inducing needling, or simply a spot of nutritional counselling.
This is a no-nonsense, caring place where health, nutrition, beauty and cosmetic medicine align within a highly medically-regulated pharmacy setting.
All consultations and treatments happen in confidential, private surroundings, with intensively trained, experienced registered nurses. Pharmacist owner Annabel Turley has introduced this service three days a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cosmetic medicine treatments such as botox and dysport injections are administered in a private room and clients’ initial consultation includes a full assessment of a client’s skin requirements, and his or her overall lifestyle and health.
Barnett’s West End Pharmacy is more than just a chemist. Professional pharmacy staff can help meet your needs, whether that is filling scripts, giving advice or helping with gift ideas.
“We’re an established pharmacy with so much more, including giftware, cosmetics, skincare products and everything you’d hope from a contemporary chemist,” Retail Manager Jane says.
There’s a wide range of clutches, wallets, handbags, scarves and ponchos. “With stock arriving throughout winter, you are bound to find your new favourite.”
Opposite the Bridge of Remembrance, the location couldn’t be handier for workers and visitors to the central city.
A Facebook page reminds followers of the season and what to expect, including tips and advice from one of the team. Ear piercing and passport photos are available in store with no booking required. This winter it will also be offering onsite and offsite flu vaccinations from one of the trained pharmacists.
Located at Unit B/93 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central, visit www.facebook.com/barnettswestend.