Chemist Warehouse | Adelaide Pharmacies Open 24/7

South Australians can now access round-the-clock care at three community pharmacies, with Chemist Warehouse extending operating hours to 24/7 at two of its sites in the north and south of Adelaide.

National Pharmacies in Norwood became the state’s first 24/7 pharmacy last month, with more than 1400 people visiting the store from 10pm to 8am since launching 24/7 services on 4 February 2024.

Adelaide now has two more 24 hour chemists with a pharmacist on staff 24 hours a day to provide specialist health advice, dispense medicines and provide professional pharmacy services. 

The two Chemist Warehouse 24/7 locations are in Clovelly Park and Salisbury Plains:

Chemist Warehouse Clovelly Park

  • Shop 2, 1156 to 1158 South Road, Clovelly Park
  • Ph 8276 7633
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Chemist Warehouse Salisbury Plains

  • Shop T03 Saints Shopping Centre, 83 Saints Road, Salisbury Plains
  • Ph 8426 8424
  • MAP

The Malinauskas Labor Government has invested $2.5 million a year to deliver the three 24-hour pharmacies, meeting an election commitment which will provide increased access to health advice and medicines and help reduce avoidable presentations to busy hospital emergency departments.

The three pharmacies also have added security including on-site security guards overnight.

The state’s first 24-hour pharmacy – National Pharmacies at Norwood – has reported strong demand for after-hours medication and health advice, Its afterhours pharmacists have been providing first aid/wound care services, blood pressure checks, advice on how to use medical devices like asthma spacers, dispensing medication to patients discharged from hospital late at night, advice on UTI queries, and providing COVID treatments – where hours matter.

Women and parents are tending to use the 24/7 pharmacy the most, followed by seniors and young adults.

Customers are very happy with the round-the-clock opening hours, referring to pharmacists as “life savers” for being accessible when they need them most.

The 24/7 pharmacy hours boost comes as South Australian women can now access advice and medication for a urinary tract infection through a local pharmacy, without needing a doctor’s appointment.

More than 440 pharmacists have now completed additional training to offer the brand-new UTI service, made available at participating South Australian pharmacies from this month.

The initiative, based on similar models in other states, allows South Australian women aged 18-65 with uncomplicated UTIs to speak with a trained community pharmacist for assessment and if appropriate, access to a one-off course of antibiotic treatment without needing a prescription.

From May 2024, eligible women will also be able to visit participating pharmacies to access a resupply of their oral contraceptive pill, without needing to see a doctor for a script.

The new services complement those available through other health providers such as GPs and hospitals, providing access and choice for consumers to get the health advice and care they need quickly.

Members of the public can check with their local pharmacy to see if they’re offering the service.

National Pharmacies – Norwood – Open 24/7

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Health website.

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