Other Services

Ear Piercing

Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy has trained Ear Piercers to provide this service. The cost is $10.00 plus the cost of the chosen earrings ($16.00 upwards). If you want your cartilage pierced its $15 and the cost of the earring. We highly recommend using the “Studex” antiseptic solution which can be bought for $6.00

Ring for an appointment or just pop in and see if we can fit you in. Saturdays ONLY by appointment

We can pierce the ears of children 6 years old and up. If under 16 we need a parental signature and if over 16 some form of photo ID.

An ear piercing instrument (commonly referred to as a piercing gun or an ear piercing gun) is a device designed to pierce earlobes by driving a pointed starter earring through the ear.

Initial healing time for an earlobe piercing performed with an ear piercing instrument is typically 6 –8 weeks. After that time, earrings can be changed. If the hole is left unfilled for an extended period of time, there is some risk of the piercing closing.

Piercing professionals recommend wearing earrings in the newly pierced ears for at least 6 months, and sometimes even a full year. Cartilage piercing will usually require more healing time than earlobe piercing, sometimes 2 – 3 times as long. After healing, earlobe piercings will shrink to smaller gauges in the prolonged absence of earrings, and in most cases will completely disappear.


Passport Photos

We can produce perfect passport photos quickly and professionally. Our team know the requirements and will ensure your pictures meet the latest sizing, composition and expression standards. We use the Department of Internal Affairs’ passport checking service to ensure the images meet the requirements.

Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy can produce a physical Passport photo on our Kiosk, which will provide you with 8 individual photos or we can provide a digital copy and can e-mail them to you or save them to a memory stick if doing an online application so you can upload them.


Prescription Subsidy Cards

You may be eligible for a prescription subsidy card if you receive 20 or more prescription items within 12 months (1 February – 31 January). You can combine the number of prescriptions with members of your family, including your spouse and dependent children up to age 18.

A prescription subsidy card entitles you to receive funded medicines without paying the standard co-payment, after 20 prescription items have been collected.

Speak to one of our pharmacists today to see if you qualify for a Prescription Subsidy Card.


Faxed Prescription Service

Haven't got time to go to your doctors to collect a prescription? No worries just get your doctor to fax it through to us on 09 237 0054 and we can dispense your medicine the same day. A small fee applies for this service


Southern Cross Prescription Claiming

It can be a hassle to keep claiming back your prescription charges from Southern Cross. We can now claim your prescriptions charges on your behalf and this will be paid to us directly, all we need is your membership card.


Prescription Repeat Text Reminder Service

Life gets busy. So, we offer a service to remind you about your next prescription repeat. Simply register at the pharmacy or give us a call and let us know you’d like to be reminded. All we need is your mobile number so we can send you a text when your repeat is due. We’ll notify you prior to your next scheduled repeat date, allowing you peace of mind.

It's a free service so sign up today.