We are committed to providing you with the health services you may need to ensure you get the best result from the medications and treatments prescribed by your doctor.

They are also there to help you understand our often complicated Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and can offer solutions for minor health conditions. All of our Pharmacists are accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and practise according to The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s professional code of conduct.

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Pharmacist analysing the prescription

SICK LEAVE CERTIFICATE

Paid Health Services

Under the Fair Work Act introduced in 2009 Pharmacists have the authority to write Absence from Work Certificates*. These certificates can be issued for a person who is ill or injured, or for a carer of someone who is ill or injured (excluding parental leave) and may be for a maximum of 2 days.
 
Consultations for an Absence from Work Certificate are conducted in-store by an experienced Pharmacist and can vary in length. If you are unwell, or caring for someone who is, and you are unable to see your Doctor then our Pharmacists may be able to help with this health services.

Vaccination Service

Paid Health Services

Dunsborough’s Pharmacists that are trained and qualified to give vaccinations for:

  • Influenza (Flu Vaccine)
  • Diptheria, Tetanus & Pertussis [Whooping Cough]  (DTP Vaccine)
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR Vaccine)
  • Meningococcal ACWY 

No appointment is necessary if you would like to have a vaccination at Dunsborough Pharmacy however we do recommend call ahead to ensure we can fit you in. Please allow 15 minutes for this immunisation service as we require you to remain in-store after the vaccine to assess each person for adverse effects.

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Pharmacist taking the blood pressure

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING

Complimentary Health Services

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition suffered by many Australians. In fact a survey by the Heart Foundation found one in three Australians aged between 30-65 years have had high blood pressure. Left untreated, high blood pressure may lead to heart attack, a stroke, heart failure or kidney disease.

Most people experience no obvious symptoms of high blood pressure and generally feel well. The only way to detect changes is by my measuring your blood pressure regularly with a monitor. The good news is that if you have high blood pressure it can be controlled with lifestyle changes and/or medication.

No appointments are necessary.

Instore Medication Review

Complimentary health services

If you are managing multiple medications every day Dunsborough Pharmacy offer in store medication reviews. This is conducted in the privacy of our consulting rooms.

Given 15,000 hospital visits annually are caused by problems with medications Dunsborough Pharmacy see the medication review as a great way of preventing a potentially unnecessary stay in hospital if concerns can be addressed early.

Whilst not as comprehensive as a Home Medicines Review the pharmacist is still able to spend time dealing with any questions or issues you may be having with your medications, their timing, their side effects and the management of your related health conditions.

If you suffer from Type 2 Diabetes OR take more than 5 medications daily OR take over 12 doses per day, then it is even more important to use this service. We would recommend a yearly check up of your medications with our experienced pharmacists. Please let our pharmacist know if you feel you would benefit from this review and they will arrange a convenient time as a great preventative service.

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