Phone: 07 315 6251

​Throat Swab and Treatment for Rheumatic Fever Prevention

We swab sore throats in children aged 4 to 19 to check for strep throat. If strep throat is left untreated it can lead to the development of Rheumatic Fever which can damage joints and the heart. 

We treat with antibiotics straight away while waiting for the throat swab results to come through. 
We can also swab and treat household contacts with sore throats aged 3 to 35 of patients when the index case has a positive strep throat diagnosis.

NB: During the Covid-19 pandemic we can offer antibiotic treatment without throat swabs for the tamariki with a sore throat and all whānau/household members.

Contact our pharmacy for further information.

Our Opening Hours

Mon 8.30am - 5:00pm
Tue 8.30am - 5:00pm
Wed 8.30am - 6:00pm
Thur 8.30am - 5:00pm
Fri 8.30am - 5:00pm 
Sat 9.00am - 7:00pm
Sun Closed (Church Street Dispensary is open for all your prescription and pharmacy needs on Sundays when we are closed)

*Open 10 am to 12 noon on Public Holidays

Contact us

07 315 6251

07 315 6250

General Enquiries:


110 Church Street
Ōpōtiki 3122
New Zealand

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