Offering healthcare for 35 years
Grant Irvine Pharmacy, on Albert Street, has been serving the local community for 35 years and over that time they have built up a strong rapport with customers and clients.
Pharmacy owner Grant Irvine believes it is important to develop trust and confidence with customers as they are relying on them to provide essential medications to improve their health and well-being.
‘‘We are not only providing a prescription service but we also become a significant part of our customers’ overall healthcare.’’
This includes not only prescription but also pharmacy only medication, and Grant says this enables the pharmacist to discuss with the customer the correct use and the efficacy of these medications as well as provide advice on their general health and well-being.
‘‘With all our services we do not add any extra charges over and above the Government prescription taxes and we also have no after hours fees and do not add charges for receiving faxed prescriptions. In fact we see the ability for customers to have their prescriptions faxed through as a real benefit. With the advantage being that by the time you have left the doctor’s surgery and driven round to Albert Street, your prescription will be ready and waiting.’’
Along with the fax service, Grant Irvine Pharmacy also has a drop off depot in Ashhurst, where customers can arrange to have their prescriptions delivered to The Lotto Four Square. ’’This is a free service, and one which makes it so much easier for patients who can have their prescription faxed to us directly from their doctor’s and then we will deliver them to the Ashhurst depot where they can be picked up the next evening.’’
Grant Irvine Pharmacy also has a private consultation room, and Grant says they can provide emergency contraception.
Keeping track of medications can sometimes be a nightmare, especially for carers and for people who are on a number of medications Grant Irvine Pharmacy provides a full blister packing service. Again charges are kept to a minimum and start at only $3 for up to one month’s supply; customers have the added convenience of the packaging as well as making it easier for people (and their carers) to ensure that the correct medications are taken at the right time each day.
As well as general pharmaceutical products, first aid supplies and cosmetics, along with a full range of vitamin and mineral supplements, Grant Irvine Pharmacy also stocks an extensive range of giftware including toiletries and perfumes, children’s toys and greetings cards. They also have the best priced passport photo service in town, where you can get eight quality photos for $11. These photos are suitable for New Zealand and international passports as well as visas, firearms and drivers licences.
‘‘We like to provide a number of useful services and stock many everyday items that customers may use on a regular basis. Plus we’ll often have specials on certain items throughout the year.’’
Grant Irvine Pharmacy provides free, friendly and professional advice for all your healthcare concerns. To contact Grant and the team phone 06 3578782, fax through a prescription on 06 3545919 or call in to the pharmacy near the Fergusson Street roundabout on Albert Street.
The team at Grant Irvine Pharmacy, from left, Karen, Manasa, Angela, Charlotte and Grant. Absent is Alessia.