How to contact us


Most of our enquiries are by telephone. We generally prefer this method of contact as a verbal conversation usually allows a fuller discussion of the problem, and is often quicker (in many cases the response may be able to given directly over the telephone, at the point of first-contact).


Written requests for information, including those that are faxed, posted, or sent via e-mail, are also appropriate.  However, please include a contact telephone number so that we can contact you if any clarification is required.  


It is important to ensure that sufficient information is provided to allow us to answer the question appropriately. For example, when requesting information about the safety of a drug in pregnancy, it is useful to know details such as the timing and duration of drug exposure in relation to the pregnancy.


Telephone: 0800 DRUGINFO (378 446) or (03) 364 0900

Fax: (03) 364 0902

e-mail: druginfo[AT]


Drug Information Service

Department of Clinical Pharmacology

Christchurch Hospital

Private Bag 4710


Our service currently operates from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Page Last Updated: 11/02/13

Clinical Pharmacology Department : Christchurch Hospital : Private Bag 4710 : Christchurch : 8140 : NZ

Phone 0800 DRUGINFO (378 446) : email druginfo[AT]