We are now trading as James Village Pharmacy

Rheumatic Fever Throat Swab

We can provide fully subsided (free) access to throat swabbing and antibiotic treatment for Rheumatic Fever as part of a DHB funded service for eligible patients.

To be eligible for this service you must:

  • Be between the ages of 3-19 years old and be symptomatic with a sore throat


  • Be between ages 3-35 years old and ahve a household contact being treated 


Why should you get a throat swab if you have a sore throat:

  • A common cause of sore throat's is a Group A streptococcal infction which is easily treated with a short course of antibiotics
  • If left untreated a Group A streptococcal infction can develop into Rheumatic Fever in some patients
  • Rheumatic Fever can lead to permanent damage to the heart


For more information on Rheumatic Fever follow this link

Contact us if you have any questions

James Village Pharmacy

Previously Girven Road Pharmacy, the team at James Village Pharmacy offers you helpful, knowledgeable and friendly service, encouraging you towards positive changes for better health and wellbeing.