CPAP Recall

Providing support for the Philips CPAP and Bi-Level PAP Devices Recall Activating on the recall is a priority for you and we strongly encourage you to take action if you haven’t already.   The quickest way is to register your CPAP machine with Philips for the recall is by following this link philips.com.au/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update If your…

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COVID-19 Update

Keeping you informed Updated Thursday 27 May 2021 How we are supporting you The health and wellbeing of our customers, employees and the broader Bendigo community is the reason UFS Pharmacies exist. As a result of the COVID-19 virus pandemic we have had to operate in a different way to ensure we continue to protect…

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Our pharmacy in Bridge St has moved

We are very excited to announce the opening of our new, purpose built pharmacy at 63-65 Bridge Street Bendigo which is located in the Bendigo Medical Centre. We are still offering the same Helpful Advice, the same Customer Care and Convenient Services such as medication advice, webster packs, vaccinations. Free Parking is available at the…

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What you need to know about Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that is spread via respiratory droplets. Measles begins with cold-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes), followed by a red blotchy rash a few days later. Who: Measles containing vaccine is recommended for: Children 12 and 18 months of age (as part of the national immunisation program…

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Eden Gift Vouchers

Did you know Eden Body and Soul gift vouchers never expire? Beautifully presented traditional vouchers or digital download vouchers are available online and in store.    


Survey *Winner Announced*

Congratulations to Pennie Coates! UFS Pharmacies – Building a Healthier Community Members Survey We recently invited our members to take part in a survey that considered our Building a Healthier Community Program where 50 percent of the membership fee is contributed to nominated schools and groups in our community. We were overwhelmed by the number…

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Are you an Allied Health Professional?

Are you looking for a room in the heart of Bendigo? Join the UFS Health Hub – support better health outcomes for the community and our customers. Collaboration Flexibility Central Bendigo Exclusivity Our goal is to create a hub of activity where a diverse range of health related providers run successful businesses and potentially feed off other tenants…

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Protect your skin this summer

At least two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. Skin cancer is one of the most expensive of cancers for the Australian Healthcare system, but also one of the most preventable.    UFS Pharmacist, Bronwyn, answers some common questions in relation to sunscreen. What does SPF mean? SPF…

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Don’t let hay fever control you this season

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis. It is an allergic reaction in the nose, throat and eyes.  Most people associate hay fever with spring, when airborne pollens from grasses are highest. However, hay fever can occur at any time of the year.  Common, over-the-counter hay fever medicines include: antihistamine tablets – which…

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Building a Healthier Community 2017/18

UFS Pharmacies has a proud history of involvement in the Bendigo community for over 145 years as a not-for-profit membership organisation. UFS Pharmacies in Bendigo originated from a community need and involved people pooling their resources through membership to provide a local service. That model has stood the test of time and has evolved further with our Building a…

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Nurse on duty, 6pm to 10pm, Everyday

Every day of the year, UFS View Street Pharmacy has a nurse on duty from 6pm to 10pm (last registration 9.45pm) for after hours non-emergency treatment and general health advice.

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A stronger immune system.

Your immune system is one for the most important systems in your body, it defends against viruses and bacteria. As we are in winter, you can help boost your immunity against those dreaded colds and flus! A common sense approach to healthy living – a diet high in fruits and vegies, whole grains, regular exercise, 8-10 glasses of water a…

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#makeitlocal – Maiden Gully

UFS Pharmacies Maiden Gully contribute to the local community groups and organisations and are dedicated to their customers, offering health advice, convenient services such as webster packs, free delivery* and vaccinations, all with a friendly smile.

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UFS and Webster-pak®

MEDICATIONS NEED SORTING? UFS PHARMACIES MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU. Our Webster-pak® is the simple and safe way of keeping track of your own or a loved one’s medications. The daily breakdown on the pack tells you what time of day to take it ensuring no mistakes are made with dosage.  Let us take the worry out…

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Understanding Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) and Asthma

If you’re confused about the difference between allergies and asthma, you’re not alone. The two are often related, have similar symptoms and can be triggered by the same things.   So how do you know whether you have allergies, asthma, or both? Well, first and foremost, see your doctor. Your GP can run tests to…

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Style up this spring

Established in 1999, Australian label Sass & Bide has grown to become one of the most recognisable brands in the world. The label has a huge range of clothing and accessories that includes some absolutely must-have designer frames.

 

The Sass & Bide eyewear collection incorporates all that is synonymous with the brand – style, style and style. Sass & Bide eyeglasses are available in metal, plastic, metal and plastic and add a little modern luxury to any spring wardrobe.

UFS Optical are pleased to be able to offer a selection of on-trend Sass & Bide frames, so drop in and try on a pair today.


Supercare in our community

“Supercare Pharmacy is an important health initiative for the Bendigo region and UFS Pharmacies is proud to be part of it. The initiative allows our organisation to provide community access to high quality advice and service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” – Michael Fleming, CEO, UFS Pharmacies   What is a Supercare…

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The Youngblood Difference

Mineral cosmetics with a flawless finish for all ages and skin types.   Of course, all mineral cosmetics are not created equal. Pauline Youngblood Soli, a pioneer in the industry, developed her first products in a medical setting, specifically for patients recovering from harsh medical procedures, such as laser or chemical peels, surgeries, and even…

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Menopause: What’s happening to me?

Menopause isn’t an illness, it’s a natural transition which signifies the end of a woman’s reproductive years and will eventually happen to all women. Menopause is marked by 12 months without menstruation but the symptoms can occur in the time leading up to, and after, these 12 months. In Australia, “most women reach menopause between…

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Essential health items for happy travels

There are many things you can do to ensure you are a healthy traveller, and your local UFS Pharmacy can assist with your preparations. Visit your GP Ensure you have no underlying health issues, especially if you are travelling overseas or to a remote location. Ensure you have sufficient scripts to enable you to take…

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All you need to know about: The Sleep Apnoea Take Home Test

The take-home sleep apnoea test from UFS Pharmacies is a quick (just one night), inexpensive, non-intrusive test that monitors you while you sleep in your own bed at home. It’s a great alternative to having to spend the night in a sleep clinic or hospital. You simply bring the device back to the pharmacy the…

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UFS Pharmacies support Bendigo Festival of Cultures

UFS Pharmacies supports The Bendigo Festival of Cultures because as a business we share a number of the values that the festival embodies. UFS Pharmacies is a community owned not for profit group that’s focused on health and wellbeing outcomes for the community, so we naturally see the festival as a good fit for us….

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Growing the social heart of Bendigo

On behalf of members, UFS is investing funds right now in the building to help ensure Radius can provide people with disabilities more access to community and life skills programs. This contribution will help further the mentor program.

Bendigo’s most ambitious social enterprise project yet, it is all about advancing social inclusion throughout the community. The Morley Johnson Building will also create 50 new jobs in the area. Now that’s got to be good for all of us.

UFS donates half all nominated membership fees (new and renewals) back to local schools, clubs and organisations.


Bowel Scans

Bowel Cancer Screening Test Bowel cancer screening involves a test for bowel cancer in people who do not have any obvious symptoms of the disease. Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. The cancer can grow on the inside wall of the bowel for several years before spreading to other parts of the…

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