Gauteng now has 39 new Collect & Go smart locker sites which means that patients with chronic conditions won’t have to queue any longer at clinics to collect their monthly medication. Collect & Go is a partnership between Right ePharmacy and the Department of Health.
Patients living in and around Gauteng have begun collecting their medicine parcels from these smart lockers with numbers increasing steadily, as more people realise the benefits of using this quick, safe and convenient medicine collection service.
Fanie Hendriksz, managing director of Right ePharmacy, says, “Collect & Go has taken patients who are doing well on their medication out of congested healthcare facilities during Covid-19. With our easy medicine collection service, social distancing is easy, especially as we all try to prevent a second wave of Covid-19.
“We are helping people stay on their medicine and maintain strong immune systems. If someone with a chronic condition that needs medicine to stay well stops taking their medicine, their illness will increase and it will weaken their ability to fight Covid-19,” he explains.
To access Collect & Go, patients must first be registered by their healthcare worker at their clinic.
Collect & Go is very easy to use. “Your medication is stored in a locker. When you collect it, you enter a one-time PIN that is sent to you via SMS. You will collect a two-month supply of medication. You only need to go to the clinic for a follow-up visit every six months and you will get a reminder SMS for that appointment, so you don’t forget. A friend or family member can also collect the medicine from the smart locker, providing you give them your PIN,” says Hendriksz.
Sifiso Shabangu, Gauteng team lead for Collect & Go in Gauteng says that, “Collect & Go is about making life better for those in Gauteng. I and my team are available to help patients with their medicine or collection queries. We also have a helpline for queries.”
Collect & Go smart lockers follow on from the popular ATM pharmacies that were introduced by Right ePharmacy in 2018. Gauteng’s ATM pharmacies are located in Soweto atBaragwanath Mall in Diepkloof, Ndofaya Mall in Meadowlands; at Bambanani Mall in Diepsloot and at Alex Plaza in Alexandra. These various collection options help patients stay on their treatment by making medicine collection easy.
The helpline number is 080 111 2228 and the website is www.collectandgo.co.za.
The Collect & Go smart lockers are situated at:
Alex CHC, 33 Arkwright Ave, Wynberg 2
Thusong Youth Centre, Ring Rd, Alexandra
Kennets Computers, 1st Ave, Diepsloot
Ennerdale Extension 8 Clinic, corner Zeolite and Cryolite streets
Ennerdale Extension 9 Clinic, 5446 Str B/Smith Walk, Ennerdale
Ivory Park / Midrand
Health Pharmacy, Archerfish Drive, Engen Garage, Kaalfontein
Dlamini Drive Surgery (Dr Makoti Surgery), 8496 Dlamini drive, Ivory Park
Kuya Pharmacy, Freedom Drive, Ivory Park
MediCure 24, 1606 Bluegum street, Ebony Park, Midrand
Ntsika – Private Nurse Practitioner, 14991 G Malatsi street, Ivory Park, Midrand
Rider Medical Centre, Acacia St, Ebony Park
Hillbrow CHC, Klein street, Johannesburg
Jeppe Clinic, 34 Ford street, Jeppestown
Mayfair Clinic, 23 Somerset street, Mayfair
Rosettenville Clinic, Rose street, Rosettenville
South Rand Hospital, 3 Friars Hill Rd, Johannesburg South
Dr A Rahman, corner Simmonds and Marshall streets, Johannesburg
Dr Amod Ext 10, 100-98 Volta street, Lenasia Ext 10
Lenasia Ext 5 Clinic, 95 Nirvana avenue, Lenasia Ext 5
Lenasia South CHC, 3 Cosmos street, Lenasia South
Dr Amod Ext 1, 176 Lenasia drive, Lenasia Ext 1
In Touch Holdings
Weilers Farm Clinic, Kanana Park
Chiawelo CHC at corner Chris Hani road and Rihlampfu street, Tshiawelo
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital at 26 Chris Hani road, Diepkloof
Dr Jivhuho at corner 281 Hekroodt Circle & Sanders road, Meadowlands
Dr Mabela Site 1 (Braamfischer Medical Centre) at Shoprite, Braamfischer Centre
Dr Mabela Site 2 (El Medications) at Amandla Drive, Bram Fischerville
Dr NS Mogodi at 1458A Melato street, Naledi
Dr T Mabaso at 890 Khanyile street, Zola
Dr TS Nefolovhodwe (Prosperity Health) at Vincent street, Meadowlands West Zone 6
Mandela Sisulu Clinic at Pela Main road, Orlando West
Mofolo South Clinic at Sekhukhune avenue, Mofolo South
Orlando Clinic at Rathebe Str, Orlando East
Simphumilile Clinic at Block 4, Region C Building Site, Doornkop
Tladi Provincial Clinic at Legwale street, Tladi
Tsakani Ronald Mabunda Clinic (Mhlave Pharmacy) at Ndaba street, Protea North
Tshepisong Clinic, Tshepisong