We were recently invited to Blooms The Chemist at Top Ryde City to meet the team and learn a bit about what they offered. It was a surprisingly eye-opening experience! Here’s a breakdown of what we discovered:
Baby Nurse Clinic
Did you know Blooms The Chemist is the only pharmacy to offer a FREE baby nurse service within Top Ryde City shopping centre? The baby nurse clinic is on every Tuesday from 10am – 2pm and is run by the lovely Donna. The service is aimed at children 0-2 and focusses on assisting mums with baby milestone developments, feeding and sleep management. Donna can take your baby’s measurements and talk you through any concerns or questions you might have.
Sessions are 15 minutes and can be booked in either by ringing ahead (98091661) or by dropping in and putting your name on the list. The pharmacy is conveniently located on Level 1 next to the kid’s play area and Medical Centre which is perfect for tying in a few activities at once (fun or otherwise!).
Aside from the Baby Clinic, Blooms offers a number of other services. Daniel Jee, the senior Pharmacist at Blooms explained that the focus of the Pharmacy is on excellent service provision and customer care. They offer the following health-checks, the prices of which range between $0-$5:
- Iron testing (FREE for Ryde Mums)
- blood pressure evaluations
- Cholesterol screening
- Diabetes monitoring
- Stroke risk assessment
- Sleep apnea evaluation
Also, they are currently offering on-the-spot flu vaccinations with no script or appointment necessary. The service is only available to those 18 and over and incurs a fee of $19.99.
As discovered during the visit, Blooms have an excellent rewards program. Every dollar spent (except on scripts) gets you 1 point and when you reach 100 points you get a $5 voucher. On your birthday and upon signing up you also get extra points totalling at least $10 in vouchers. Amazingly, Blooms will also PRICE MATCH any product with proof of price. Between these two features, the value becomes very good!
Blooms offer an excellent range of products, from health care to baby to beauty. Their focus is on natural products and it is clear to see based on their products on their shelves. For all the Moo Goo lovers out there, they stock the full range – so great!
For managing coughs and cold during the winter ahead, they have a MASSIVE range of products for children from immune boosting remedies to cough medicines and everything in between. Seriously – everything!! Take a look!
Location: Level 1, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
- Monday: 9am – 6pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
- Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
- Thursday: 9am – 9pm
- Friday: 9am – 6pm
- Saturday: 9am – 6pm
- Sunday: 10am – 5pm