CARE: Woolgoolga Coastal Chemist pharmacist Andrea.
CARE: Woolgoolga Coastal Chemist pharmacist Andrea. Trevor Veale

New name, same care and better health services

MEENA Tiwana is a true Woopi local.

Born and bred in Woolgoolga, Meena has made her life in the town and relishes the trusted place she has in the community.

Owner and manager of Woolgoolga Coastal Chemist and Woolgoolga Discount Pharmacy, Meena sees her role as much more than simply dispensing pharmaceuticals.

"It's always been a passion of mine to be able to assist and educate people about their healthcare needs,” Meena said.

Meena has just changed the name and brand of the pharmacy; a move she says will give her valued customers access to even better health services.

"We have recently changed brands to Advantage Pharmacy and our store name is now Woolgoolga Coastal Chemist.”

"This new brand gives us the flexibility to range a wider range of products and offer better health services to our local community.

"The pharmacy industry is rapidly changing. Gone are the days where the pharmacist is tucked away behind a dispensary wall, rather the pharmacist is actively providing a range of health services.”

Meena and the team have a huge range of health services on offer, including:


"We have qualified pharmacists and nurses provide flu vaccinations. Its not too late, vaccinate!”

Care Plans

"The Advantage Pharmacy brand allows us to provide a written individualised holistic health-based solution for specific ailments. We will be providing this to customers in the coming months. It's really exciting for us as it allows the pharmacist to better interact with those who need a tailored healthcare solution, and also incorporates follow up to see how the patient is going.”

Blood pressure checks

Free checks available any time for all customers.

Blood sugar tests

Free testing available any time for all customers.

Medication review

"For those people on five or more medications, or having difficulty with their medications, we can assist by reviewing their current medications and providing a simplified medication list.”

Diabetes Management

"We are a National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) stockist, we can service your blood glucose machine, assist with recording, monitoring blood glucose levels, and review all medications.”

Compounding medications

"Prescriptions medications made to order can be made available within a few days.”

Script reminder service

"Why wait for your scripts when you can simply order using your smartphone and we can have it ready before you arrive.”

"This service also gives you reminders when you are running low on meds, reminders when you are running out of scripts and provides a current meds list.”

The pharmacy can also provide sick leave certificates and have a naturopath available instore. It's just all part of the service that Meena believes is so important.

"Our lives can become so busy with family, work, social activities that we often forget to look after ourselves.”

"I strongly believe that if we are mindful of what goes into our body, keep active, and enjoy a good laugh, we can then strengthen our inner health and mind.

"To help others, you have to first help yourself.”

Woolgoolga Coastal Chemist

Woolgoolga Discount Pharmacy

Ph: 02 66541 893

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