Who is eligible for free Covid 19 antiviral medicines?
You must have tested positive, or have had symptoms in the last five days, and are a Household Contact of a positive case.
And must also either:
have a severely weakened immune system
have Down syndrome
have sickle cell disease
be aged 75 years or older, or
have been previously admitted to an intensive care unit directly as a result of COVID-19 and have tested positive again.
do not require supplemental oxygen
You might also be eligible if you:
are taking regular medicines
are older than 57
are of Māori or Pacific Island ethnicity
have complex health needs or disability
are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations.
You can see more detailed list of eligibility criteria on Pharmac's website here.
What if I have a prescription from my doctor?
You must test postive before the medicines can be dispensed by a pharmacist.
You can submit your prescription to our pharmacy for dispensing and delivery here.
Can I get a prescription directly from a pharmacy?
Yes, if you fit the eligibility criteria. Some pharmacists will be able to supply COVID-19 antivirals without a prescription.
Can I come to the pharmacy to collect my Covid-19 medicine?
Do not come into the Pharmacy if you have tested positive. If you get COVID-19 you must self-isolate for at least 7 days and cannot leave your home. If you are eligible for Covid-19 medicines, you can arrange to have them delivered by friends, whānau, or your pharmacy.
Our pharmacy has a local delivery option we can talk to you about on our consult for the supply of Covid-19 medicines.
We may also be able to deliver over-the-counter medicines to help you in your recovery from COVID-19