Shields Pharmacy

Shields Pharmacy is a local community pharmacy servicing the people of Papanui and Christchurch for over 30 years.

We are located across the road from the Main North Rd Medical Centre, the Papanui Medical Centre is around the corner in Papanui Road, and the Redwood Clinic further down the Main North Road.

We are open 9am to 8pm. Mon to Fri and 10am to 1pm on Saturday. We are closed Sunday and Public Holidays.

At Shields Pharmacy we stock a full dispensary for your prescription needs and provide you with the best product and advice for your health needs.

We are open until 8pm for prescriptions during the week

We offer free delivery

We have a range of prescription services to make it easier for our customers:

  • We accept faxes from doctors ($2 charge) and "self" faxed prescriptions, but the originals must be bought in at collection of medicines
  • You can order repeats over the phone so we can prepare them for collection later
  • We have a tablet cutting service ($3 per month of tablets)
  • We fill "Medico" Blister packs for $10 a pack (or $5 if enrolled in LTC)
  • We offer Med-Info leaflets for information on medicines free of charge
  • We offer free Self Care cards about common conditions that help you manage your own health
  • We have a consulting room where we can discus your medicines or health issues privately
  • You can also make an appointment (Free of charge) with our pharmacists Steve or Sharon so that you don't have to wait around for the Pharmacist to be free (times 10am-2pm Mon & Tues and 11am to 1pm on Fridays).

Additional services provided by the team at Shields Pharmacy include:

  • We provide blood pressure readings ($5) and will report to your GP if required
  • We have a Long Term Conditions (LTC) service (as part of our contract with the DHB) which helps our customers manage their medicines better (free to join, but you need to meet certain criteria, reviewed annually)
  • Trimethoprim (antibiotic) for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in women between 16 and 65 (other conditions apply) $24.90
  • Sildenafil for erectile dysfunction for men between 35 and 70 (other conditions apply). Consult Fee $30, price of Sildenafil will vary depending on strength and quantity
  • Emergency Contraception supply ($39.50)


We provide a full range of over the counter medicines for all sorts of health conditions and the team at Shields Pharmacy can advise you on the best products for your needs.

We also have a selection of attractive gifts suitable for people of all age.

Shields Pharmacy
95 Main North Road | 03 352 9210