Make your local community pharmacy the place you visit for advice, medicine and referral for minor health conditions this winter.
This winter, participating community pharmacies will provide a free Minor Health Conditions Service.
Minor health conditions are those that can be managed with advice, self-care and in some cases, medicines provided by your pharmacist. Proper management of minor health conditions can prevent more serious conditions from developing or prevent further costly treatment.
Those eligible for the free service are all Māori and Pacific people; children aged under 14 years, and community service card holders. The service runs from Monday 12 June to Saturday 30 September in participating pharmacies across Capital Coast and Hutt Valley.
You might also hear this service talked about as the Minor Ailment Service.
About the service
A pharmacist can give you trusted advice to manage your condition. If recommended, they can provide treatment options including medicine. If your condition needs further support, they can help you navigate the health system by recommending the best place for you to go for your condition.
Who is eligible for the service?
The Minor Health Conditions Service is for:
- Māori and Pacific people
- Children under 14 years of age, or whānau members of a child with similar symptoms*
- Community Service Card (CSC) holders
*For example, if the pharmacist gives your child medicine for scabies and you, or brothers or sisters also have symptoms, they may give advice and medicine to all of you.
What conditions does the service include?
The following minor health conditions are included in this service:
- Acute diarrhoea
- Eye inflammation and infections
- Head lice
- Pain and fever
- Minor skin infections
Find out more read more here about the service including frequently asked questions.
Find your local pharmacy
Healthpoint has up to date community pharmacy information including opening times, locations and services. Many pharmacies in our area offer this service, please check Healthpoint or talk to your local pharmacist to see if they offer the Minor Health Conditions Service.