markEverything you expect from your local pharmacy and more

Besides the regular pharmacy services - prescriptions, first aid, gifts, and skin care - Stay Well Pharmacy fit medical compression stockings and travel socks, offer professional no-touch ear piercing, and stock a comprehensive range of quality health supplements for the whole family. We also offer Naturopathic advice, Hemaview Live Blood Screening, and so much more. 

Stay Well Pharmacy are proud to be exclusive NZ stockists of Dr Red Punch, Dr Red antioxidant Spearole Tea, MP Spearole Tea, and Jardine Pharmaceutical Polypill. These superfoods are designed to support weight loss and rejuvenation, reduce pain, and are currently being investigated in clinical trials for their effect on cancer.

Stay Well Pharmacy Weight Loss Clinic uses the Australian weight management program "Vita diet" and provide advice and support for effective, sustainable, healthy weight management.

Stay Well Pharmacy is truly Christchurch's one-stop shop for your holistic health needs - check out our Services page for more information.

There is parking right outside the door, a play area for the little ones while you browse, and new things happening in store every week.

Visit us 9am - 6pm weekdays and 10am - 1pm Saturdays.

Meet the Christchurch pharmacist who started it all...

History of Stay Well Pharmacy - New Zealand's holistic pharmacy


Stay Well Pharmacy was founded by Primary Healthcare pharmacist and local karate instructor Mark Webster. Mark is a passionate educator in the benefit of nutritional supplements and the body's need for vitamins and minerals to support optimal health.

In 1990, Mark was completing his pharmacy internship at the former Tavener's Pharmacy in Hornby's Witham St. He travelled and worked overseas for a time, expanding and refining his knowledge along the way. Originally believing that eating well was enough for good health, Mark returned to New Zealand knowing the picture was much bigger than that! 

Mark purchased Tavener's Pharmacy in 2001; then, in 2006, moved the pharmacy to its current site at 27 Shands Road, rebranding as Stay Well Pharmacy. Over the years, Mark has stayed at the forefront of developments in the fields of nutritional, environmental and anti-ageing medicine through his associations with the American and Australasian Associations of Anti-Ageing Medicine and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. This ensures that Stay Well Pharmacy offers you only the best in holistic health advice and services. 


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Naturopathic advice right here at your local pharmacy in Hornby

Many people seeking conventional medical help for frustrating health conditions are left shaking their heads, thinking 'There has got to be another way!' - and there is. As part of our commitment to helping you achieve optimal health, Stay Well Pharmacy are proud to offer naturopathic advice to help you with your health concerns.



Conventional medicine often seeks to relieve only the symptoms of disease, without looking too deeply into the root cause. This can mean surgical intervention or long term use of pharmaceutical medicines, which have their own pitfalls of side effects and complications. Naturopathy and Functional medicine are complementary approaches to conventional medical treatment, and seeks to uncover and remedy the root causes of dysfunction in the body - reducing or eliminating reliance on prescription drugs and improving your vitality and quality of life.

Many chronic and seemingly incurable complaints can benefit from this kind of advice, including (but not limited to) fatigue, pain, anxiety, sleep disturbances and many digestive complaints.



Integrative medicine brings together a diverse range of therapies in order to treat the 'whole person' rather than the troublesome symptom. Practitioners work in partnership with you to find the internal imbalances that manifest themselves in poor health, and prescribe safe, gentle, natural solutions to correct them and prevent future difficulties.

Treatment may include any combination of the following: diet and lifestyle advice, herbal medicines, nutritional supplementation, and referral to other alternative therapies. Stay Well Pharmacy offers you a truly holistic ('whole person') approach to health, with tailored advice that integrates safely with your pharmaceutical regime.

For a new take on wellness, talk to Mark today!


Mark is an experienced Naturopathic Pharmacist and an associate member of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). He is a member of the Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M) and has completed a Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional medicine through A4M. He is currently completing his Masters of Science degree in Integrative medicine through George Washington University.

Please contact Stay Well Pharmacy for more information on naturopathic and Integrative advice, and look out for updates on our future plans for this important service.

Stay Well Pharmacy is also proud to offer Nutritional Advice and a healthy, sustainable Weight Management Clinic to help you Live Well - Stay Well.


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Learn why finding the right vitamin or supplement at the right dose is essential to staying well...

Our NZ owned online pharmacist in Christchurch can help with all your healthy living needs

It's often said the 'prevention is better than cure', and here at Stay Well Pharmacy we couldn't agree more. Stay Well Pharmacy is Christchurch's premiere holistic pharmacy, offering you a great range of products and services to keep you looking and feeling great - inside and out!


Get in touch with Stay Well Pharmacy today for all your holistic health needs


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