We want to help people in Upper Hutt access healthcare for minor illnesses where and when they need it.
A new pilot scheme has launched in Upper Hutt to enable eligible people to access some free medicines from selected local pharmacies.
The 12-month pilot is designed to help people with minor illnesses to access healthcare and is available for anyone:
The conditions that pharmacists can help you with include:
skin ailments (nits, eczema, scabies, fungal infections)
dehydration (usually from vomiting and diarhhoea).
The participating pharmacy locations are:
Queen St Pharmacy
Unichem Maidstone Pharmacy
Unichem Upper Hutt Health Pharmacy
Unichem Upper Hutt Pharmacy
The opening hours and addresses for these pharmacies can be found on HealthPoint.
A pharmacist can provide advice on, and treat, common and minor illnesses with a range of medications. The pharmacist will refer patients to a GP or other health care service if the patient’s condition requires it.