Retail Coordinator Alyssha Etherton has lived in Melton for 17 years. Her workplace, UFS Melton South Pharmacy, has been supporting the Melton community for a long time too – 10 years. They employ 20 permanent staff and additional casual employees as well as serving all your pharmacy needs. They are also a non profit organisation with a vested interested in putting back into the local community.
A pharmacy is much more than a place to just purchase prescriptions. What are some of the other great services at UFS Melton South Pharmacy?
Other services we offer are:
- Tony Ferguson Weight Loss Program
- Blood pressure checks
- COPD (lung function) screening
- Diabetes risk assessments
- Medication counselling
- Home medication reviews
- Pharmacotherapy program
- Webster Paks
- National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
- Home deliveries
- Personal/Carers Leave certificates
- Unwanted medication disposal
- Needle and syringe program
- Midwest Clozapine dispensing
It's time to start getting sun smart. What products do you recommend to avoid unnecessary sunburn?
It is important to use a sunscreen daily even when it doesn’t look so bright and sunny outside. Use a daily moisturiser that contains an SPF – it’s also a good idea to apply this moisturiser to the backs of your hands to prevent sun spots as our hands are always in the sunlight whilst driving. For those who wear make-up, use one that also contains SPF.
UFS is a non profit organisation – how does this benefit the Atherstone community?
UFS is a not for profit organisation that is owned by its members – our income is directed back to the members by offering attractive member discounts and investing in our staff and facilities. As a UFS member, you help support your community – UFS donated over $40,000 to community groups last year through sponsorship and donations.
Melton South UFS Pharmacy are the only Tony Ferguson Consulting pharmacy in Melton. They offer a unique membership system where members receive 20% off all over-the-counter items and private prescriptions. The annual $10 fee covers the applicant, their partner and children under the age of 18 (or up to the age of 25 if studying fulltime). From 25 November to Christmas Eve 2017 members receive 25% discount.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm. Station Square Shopping Centre, 11 Station Rd., Melton South. Ph: 9743 3533