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Best Pharmacies To Save You Money

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Taking good care of yourself often comes at a price. But, it needn't have to. Check out these top budget-friendly pharmacies in Joburg to stock up on all your essentials and chronic medications.   pharmacies

Ackermans Pharmacy

Ackermans Pharmacy has been serving the Germiston community and its surrounds since 1948. This mega-pharmacy offers discount prices on everything from essential vitamins, to beauty products and over the counter medicines. With seven qualified pharmacists and eight assistants on hand, Ackermans Pharmacy is well equipped to help you with your medical needs. They also offer delivery services, a loyalty card and a monthly 'pack my meds' feature, which allows you to pre-schedule your refills to avoid queuing.

Visit their Baby & Wellness Clinic for family planning, immunisations, breast feeding and nutritional advice and other specialty child care services.

For a little pampering, pop into the on-site beauty centre. Here, they offer various skincare treatments, including laser therapy, collagen boosters and chemical peels at prices that won't leave you penniless.

Details: 90 Rietfontein Road, Primrose, Germiston | 011 828 9000 | [email protected] | Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00 daily.

Springbok Pharmacy 

Springbok Pharmacy is the largest independent pharmacy in Southern Africa, taking up 4000 sq metres at Alberton Shopping Mall. With a staff of over 150, this pharmacy is almost always abuzz with loyal customers shopping for their health care and beauty staples. At Springbok Pharmacy, you will find aisle upon aisle of household essentials, including cleaning products, shampoos, conditioners, soaps and other hair care must-haves, all available at discount prices.

Springbok Pharmacy also offers free delivery throughout Gauteng, so you needn't travel to Alberton each time you need a refill of your chronic meds. Whether you prefer to do your shopping online or to contact the pharmacy directly to order your medications, their dedicated team will surely be on hand to assist.

Looking for a nearby health clinic? Pop into the wellness centre at the pharmacy. Here, they provide numerous services, such as screening of blood, family planning, vaccinations, diabetes health, women's health and HIV counselling.

Details: Springbok Pharmacy, Shop U1 Alberton Mall, Voortrekker Road, Alberton | +27 11 861 6600 | [email protected] | Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday from 08:00 - 17:00, Sunday from 09:00 - 15:00.


What would a list of the best pharmacies in Joburg be without our favourite health and beauty retailer, Dis-Chem? Known as the "pharmacists who care", Dis-Chem has over 100 stores across the country. Their 40+ years experience means that you receive the best care and assistance, whether it be at their medicine counters, tills or health food sections. Dis-Chem pharmacies are one-stop shops for everything from fragrances, to skin care products, orthopedic wear, essential oils and organic food items. Their stores frequently offer discount deals across their stores, so find the one nearest to you when your wallet is on the leaner side.

Dis-Chem pharmacies can also pre-pack your meds to collect in store or deliver them to your door. Join the Dis-Chem Loyalty Card Programme to get even more back on your purchases. With every swipe of your card at the till, you earn points towards your next purchase, as well as instant cash discounts on selected products.

Why not have your hair and nails done after a long day of shopping? Dis-Chem not only provides health care services at their in-store clinics, but their Skin Strategy Salons will have you looking in tip-top shape as well. Come through for a mani-pedi, hair treatment or facial.

Details: Find your nearest Dis-Chem store here | Customer care-line: 0860 347 243 | [email protected]

Alpha Pharm

Alpha Pharm is the largest national group of independent community pharmacies, with more that 420 branded pharmacies country wide. Their group of stores reaches far wider than most pharmacies, often offering medical services and health care essentials in remote rural regions, founded on the idea that the relationship between a customer and their pharmacist should be professional, yet personal enough to make you feel right at home.

Alpha Pharm frequently offer promotions on toiletries and multivitamins. However, what makes their stores extra special is their Pharma Shop 24 medicine vending machines! Located at their various stores, these nifty machines allow you to withdraw your health essentials at all hours of the day. Late night headaches are a thing of the past with Alpha Pharm, so find your nearest one as soon as you can for those kind of emergencies.

There are a list of medical aid schemes affiliated to Alpha Pharm, making it easier to fill your prescriptions. Affiliated medical aid customers can also visit Alpha Clin Clinics for a variety of medical services.

Details: +27 (12) 643 5840 | [email protected]


Netcare Olivedale And Linksfield Pharmacies

The Netcare hospitals operate over 53 pharmacies across the country. However, their Olivedale and Linksfield pharmacies operate on a 24-hour basis, so you can access emergency medicine at any time of the day. Rather than end up with a whack of a bill from the ER, these pharmacies offer customers a cheaper way to care for themselves whenever needed. Netcare pharmacies dispense chronic and acute prescription medicine, over-the-counter medicine, as well as a range of wound care products. Their professional pharmacists are also on hand to guide you in finding the right medications to soothe your ailments.

Various Netcare hospitals countrywide also house Clicks front-shop outlets, where you can get an assortment of vitamins, supplements, first aid products and gifts. Spoil yourself with a Lindt choccie or a 'get well soon' card the next time you visit a Netcare pharmacy.

Details: 0860 638 2273 | [email protected]

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