Free Prescriptions

From 1 July 2023, people will no longer have to pay the standard $5 prescription charge (prescriptions are already free for children aged 13 and under). This applies to $5 co-payments for prescriptions by approved providers. Prescriptions from specialists and non-publicly funded prescribers will still attract a $15 co-payment.

Pharmacies may charge for extra services such as medicines delivery or packaging. An additional cost may be if a prescription medicine is not fully subsidised. Fees for medicines that are not fully funded by PHARMAC remain the same.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website.

Come visit us at the pharmacy or contact us at (04) 235 9340, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Waitangirua Pharmacy Ltd

The team at Waitangirua Pharmacy offer you experienced service with a professional approach to your healthcare. We can safely dispense a wide range of medicines, including prescription and non-prescription treatments for most common ailments and medical conditions