Shields Pharmacy - Papanui Christchurch

Shields Pharmacy is a local community pharmacy servicing the people of Papanui and Christchurch for over 40 years.

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

We also have a new ONLINE store!  Please check it out and let us know if you would like us to add products to it.

Bay Audiology also have a FREE hearing clinic here on the second Friday morning of the month.  Simply contact us to book a time.

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

  • We accept faxes from doctors ($2 charge) and "self" faxed prescriptions, but the "self-faxed" 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 discuss 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