Services

The people working in Gumdale Pharmacy are trained to look after your health care and retail needs. We have two qualified pharmacists and three pharmacy assistants. Because we have the same staff all the time, you will receive advice from people who can get to know you, and the things you may have questions about. Because our pharmacy is not a huge warehouse, we notice you as soon as you come in the door. We approach straight away and ask you if you want any help, or are happy to browse. We like to give advice about issues of concern to many people. However if you have a request for a product or information you feel is slightly unusual, do let us know. We welcome a challenge. Gumdale Pharmacy keeps a full range of prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines. Being a member of the National Diabetes Distribution Service (NDSS) we keep diabetes products, and also a range of vitamins, first aid, dental, dieting, eyecare, skincare, suncare, grooming, cosmetic, baby, and sports medicine products. Gumdale Pharmacy also has a selection of gifts and accessories; these are also listed on our accessories website called SapphireButterfly.com.au. You might be surprised at the extent of our range of gifts and accessories. When here, don't overlook our great range of specials on known-brand grooming products and toiletries.  If you happen to need any product we do not have at the time, do ask us about ordering it for you. Most medicines and related products can be obtained overnight.  At Gumdale Pharmacy we keep  most of the products you are likely to need - plus a generous selection to cater to your spontaneous side. At Gumdale Pharmacy we can help you more because we listen to what you have to say. Whether you are a regular or come in occasionally, we can tailor the advice we give to take account of your priorities and lifestyle. Medicines can certainly help, but sometimes a slight change to your daily routine can produce benefits too. If we do recommend a medicine for you, we don't mind asking you to think about whether you might already have that medicine at home.  We tend to focus on medicines and related issues, but recognise that these things can sometimes be part of a bigger picture. If we feel you might benefit from seeing a health professional in addition to a pharmacist, we don't hesitate to refer you on. At Gumdale Pharmacy we aim to help you to optimise your health, with the right balance of products and advice. We are open 7 days a week, including 2 late weeknights and Sunday, to make it easier for those with busy lives to come in and talk to us.

 

 

 

The test that can make a real difference

The good news is that blood pressure can normally be lowered by making lifestyle changes such as losing weight and exercising.

Our free blood pressure testing service includes blood pressure readings, advice on your lifestyle and, if necessary, referral to your doctor. It only takes a few minutes and you don’t usually need an appointment.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

As high blood pressure affects one in three adults, it’s important to be aware of the risks and how you can reduce them.

If left untreated, the condition can lead to heart problems, strokes and damage to other vital organs.

We offer free Blood Pressure Monitoring that only takes a few minutes.

Help with high blood pressure

As you get older you’re more likely to have high blood pressure, but there are also lifestyle factors which can put you at a higher risk.

If any of the following apply to you, it’s a good idea to visit for a free blood pressure test:

  • You have a family history of high blood pressure or heart disease
  • You're overweight or don’t do much exercise
  • You drink more than the recommended amount of alcohol
  • You have a diet that’s high in salt
  • THIS IS A FREE SERVICE

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease...
This means it can last for a long time, often for someone’s entire life.

For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy.

In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body. So when people with diabetes eat glucose, which is in foods such as breads, cereals, fruit and starchy vegetables, legumes, milk, yoghurt and sweets, it can’t be converted into energy. Instead of being turned into energy the glucose stays in the blood.

This is why blood glucose levels are higher in people with diabetes. Glucose is carried around your body in your blood. Your blood glucose level is called glycaemia.

Diabetics require constant medication in the form of tablets taken by mouth or injections which contain insulin depending on the “type” of diabetes they have.

Gumdale Pharmacy is a sub agent for NDSS. Please contact us for further information.

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia.

Through the administration of the NDSS, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to nearly 1,000,000 Australians diagnosed with diabetes.

To register with the NDSS, applicants must be diagnosed with diabetes and hold or be eligible to hold a Medicare card and live in Australia.

Sometimes visitors to Australia may be eligible through a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with their home country. Registration is free.

People who are registered with the NDSS can access a range of subsidised Government approved products including:

  • Subsidised testing strips for checking blood glucose levels
  • Free insulin syringes and pen-needles (if you require insulin)
  • Subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)
  • Information services on managing life with diabetes.

 

 

 

 

Home Medicine Review

We can organise to do a thorough check of all your prescriptions in your home at a time that is convenient for you.

This service is particularly helpful if you:

  • Take multiple doses of regular medicines daily
  • Have had recent changes to your medication routine
  • Are attending more than one GP or specialist
  • Have recently been discharged from hospital

To have a Home Medicine Review done, your doctor needs to fill out a referral, which is given to your pharmacist.

The review gives you the opportunity to ask questions about your medications that your doctor may not have had time to answer, and can help you better understand the function and purpose of the medications you are prescribed, as well as how doses are to be taken, and where medicines should be stored.

This in turn assists your GP, pharmacist and specialist to develop an effective medication management plan. This ensures that all your prescription medications, over the counter medicines and vitamin supplements are suitable to be taken together.

THIS IS A FREE SERVICE.

Home Medicine Review is a FREE service

 

Medical Certificates

Do you find it difficult to obtain an appointment with your doctor, when you need a medical certificate for time off work?

You can see the pharmacist at Gumdale pharmacy without an appointment.

Pharmacy medical certificates are legally valid for showing to employers, and can cover up to two days off work when you are ill.  

As well as saving you time, we help you further - a medical

certificate consultation costs just $19.95.