Covid-19 anti-viral medications

Medicines to treat COVID-19 are available at the below pharmacies over the Christmas and New Year period for eligible people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are at risk of getting seriously ill.

To be eligible you must also either be:

  • 75 years or older 
  • Have had a previous admission to ICU directly as a result of COVID-19 
  • With sickle cell disease 
  • With very weakened immune system, 
  • With Down syndrome 
  • With a combination of several risk factors such as:
  • Māori or Pasifika ethnicity
  • Having complex health needs or disability
  • Not having completed the full COVID-19 vaccine course yet.

You might also be eligible if you:

  • Are taking regular medicines
  • Are older
  • Are of Māori or Pacific Island ethnicity
  • Have complex health needs or disability

IMPORTANT: If you have trouble breathing, chest pain, or feel confused or faint please phone 111. Learn more about seeking medical advice here.

Below is a list of pharmacies in the Hutt Valley that offer Covid anti-viral medication without prescription from a GP – these pharmacies will do an assessment on patients to make sure they are eligible..


Moera Oharmacy

Unichem High St Pharmacy

Silverstream Pharmacy

Waterloo Pharmacy

Ropata Pharmacy

Unichem Upper Hutt Health Pharmacy

Unichem Stokes Valley Pharmacy

Wainuiomata Pharmacy & Lotto

Wellworks Pharmacy Boulcott

Clive’s Chemist

Len Hooper Pharmacy

Life Pharmacy Queensgate

Unichem Maidstone Pharmacy

Hutt City Pharmacy

Queen St Pharmacy

Unichem Upper Hutt Pharmacy

Lagans Pharmacy

Naenae Pharmacy Ltd

Unichem Petone Pharmacy

Woburn Pharmacy

Eastbourne Pharmacy

Taita Pharmacy

Avalon Medical Centre Pharmacy

After hours pharmacies

Life Pharmacy Queensgate – open every day apart from X-mas day

Queen St Pharmacy – open every day of the year, limited hrs on stat days

Unichem Petone Pharmacy – open X-mas day 3pm to 5.30pm (ring ahead)