On going Medical Costs/Delivery/Testing

Most pharmacies will deliver medication if you ask, some charge a fee, and some don’t. Blister packs are a good way of getting things dispensed as it gives better
control of taking medication. Daily medication doses can be snapped off and taken with you if you are heading out for the day.

Work and Income (WINZ)

Provides up to $61.378 per week (disability allowance) for ongoing medical costs e.g.: prescriptions, medical alarms, and sometimes counseling. Depending on
eligibility: Supported living payments, community services card, high user prescription card, help with gardening etc…

– Self or family referral
– No cost

Phone: 0800 559009

Address: Several locations, allocated when making an appointment over the phone. Home visits can be arranged if limited mobility.

Pharmacy 547

Delivers medication once a week, or monthly to peoples homes if they are unable to pick it up. Can even be delivered daily or as a once off if necessary. Robo packs have the day printed on them, and are generally $5 more a month.

– Self-referral
– No extra cost for delivery, prescriptions $5.

Phone: 07-839-0795

Address: 533 Grey St, Hamilton East

Pathlab Hamilton

They test blood and bodily fluids. They also visit rest/residential homes.

– Referral is only from your Doctor, the hospital or your specialist.
– No cost

Phone: 07 858 0799 extension 7809

Address: There are locations throughout the Waikato, although they will test from your home, but only if you are acute or chronically bed bound.