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Minor Ailments Scheme extended to June 2024 in Hawkes Bay

Te Whatu Ora established the Minor Ailments Scheme in 2023, for eligible people to access funding for some pharmacy medicines under the “Go Well” scheme. In Hawkes Bay, this has been extended out to June 2024, increasing access to medicines in our area. Your Pharmacist will discuss your symptoms, treatment options and offer advice as part of the process. Eligible people include:  Children under 14 years of age, or whānau members of a child with similar symptoms Māori or Pacific people Community Service Card (CSC) holders Those who have been physically isolated due to Cyclone Gabrielle Those who live in very rural areas (check with your Pharmacist). The scheme covers medicines for the following health conditions: Dehydration or diarrhoea from...

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Treating coughs and preparing for Winter

Cooler temperatures and lower humidity create the perfect conditions for cold and flu viruses to survive and spread. Although annoying, colds and flus are self-limiting for many people but can leave behind a nagging cough that is harder to treat. We look at ways to manage the cough and a reminder to prepare for Winter.

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