If you would like to know more about any of the services below just call your local Friendlies Pharmacy and chat to one of our friendly staff.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Blood pressure (BP), sometimes referred to as arterial blood pressure, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principle vital signs.
A person’s blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure over diastolic pressure and is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg), for example 140/90.
Persistent high blood pressure is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysms, and is the leading cause of chronic renal failure.
Even moderate elevation of arterial pressure leads to shortened life expectancy. At severely high pressures, mean arterial pressures 50% or more above average, a person can expect to live no more than a few years unless appropriately treated.
All of our pharmacies offer free blood pressure monitoring. Speak to one of our team members to have your blood pressure checked today.
Home Medicine Reviews
Have you ever heard of a home medication review?
They are particular helpful for people on multiple medications and can be arranged by asking a GP for a referral.
A Friendlies Discount Pharmacy pharmacist then visits the home to discuss the current medications a person is taking. The pharmacist is looking to see if medications are taken regularly and correctly, if any are out of date, if there are any contraindications between medicines, and educates the patient about any issues that they may have about their medication.
This is a free service funded by Medicare. Should you wish to find out more information on having a medication review, contact us at local Friendlies Discount Pharmacy or speak to your doctor or healthcare professional.
The National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS)
The National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and administered by Diabetes Australia.
This service provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to more than 900,000 people with diabetes.
To register for the NDSS, applicants must be diagonsed with diabetes, have a Medicare card and live in Australia.
People who are registered receive a range of subsidised products including test strips, insulin syringes, pens and consumables.
For more information on the NDSS service, visit:
Hervey Bay Friendlies Discount Pharmacy
35 Torquay Rd Hervey Bay
Phone 07 4128 3899
Maryborough Friendlies Discount Pharmacy
217 Adelaide St Maryborough
Phone 07 4122 1455
Gympie Friendlies Discount Pharmacy
59 Mary St Gympie
Phone 07 5482 1032
Nambour Friendlies Discount Pharmacy
Cnr Ann St and Porters Lane
Phone 07 5441 1322
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Ear piercing is done at the Nambour Friendlies Pharmacy.
Just make an appointment (preferred) and we will explain the procedure to you.
This service is available to people aged 5 years and over, however parent/ guardian consent is required for children under the age of 16.
When: Appointment preferred
Request For Information
At certain times during the year you may require a print out of your purchases to assist with your tax return or for other reasons. Each Friendlies Discount Pharmacy is able to provide this information for you, however we must comply with Privacy Act Legislation.
The legislation states that the information can only be given to the owner of the information or someone the owner has given permission to. This has implications for many families who require the permission of partners and dependents over 12 years of age when requesting a family print-out.
Record of prescriptions dispensed for the financial year. Only shows prescriptions dispensed from individual pharmacies. Separate requests must be made if prescriptions were dispensed from more than one pharmacy.
Safety Net Printout
Record of all prescriptions dispensed for calendar year. For purposes of reaching Safety Net threshold. Separate requests must be made if prescriptions were dispensed from more than one pharmacy.
Record of prescriptions dispensed for period indicated (eg: 10 March 2011to 30 April 2012). Separate requests must be made if prescriptions were dispensed from more than one pharmacy.
Record of purchases charged to a customer account for period indicated. The complete record of all account transactions can only be issued from The Friendlies Discount Pharmacies Head Office.
Record of ALL purchases made under a specific membership number for the period indicated. This printout will contain products that cannot be claimed on tax.
The complete record of all purchases from all locations can only be issued from The Friendlies Discount Pharmacies Head Office. For more information contact The Friendlies Discount Pharmacies on (07) 4122 1455 or firstname.lastname@example.org