Member login 
Coeliac New Zealand Logo



Eating gluten free foods can be expensive. But for those with coeliac disease, being on a strictly gluten free diet is the only way to improve and maintain their health. To aid those with coeliac disease in living gluten free, Pharmac offers part-funding for some gluten free foods.

The part-subsidy, which is available by prescription only, covers the part-funding of gluten free foods such as gluten free flour, gluten free pasta, and gluten free bread mix or baking mix. The aim is to make gluten free foods more affordable. The Pharmac part-subsidy is available to:


South Island or Hutt Valley DHB area
Following recent changes to the availability of gluten-free products in the South Island, contact Unichem Ilam Healthworks Pharmacy to discuss fulfillment of your prescription.
North Island

(excluding the Hutt Valley DHB area), the prescription isn’t always cost effective. Careful consideration should be taken in deciding whether or not it is worth getting the prescription or not – looking at the cost of the GP’s prescription charge, possible pharmacy charges, and the cost of the products.

Unfortunately, Pharmac no longer makes changes to the subsidy amount on existing foods, which means that as prices increase, using a prescription for these gluten free foods may eventually become less viable.


You will need a Special Authority Number (SAN) to receive the part-subsidy, which can applied for with consultation from a GP, specialist, or dietitian. More information about this process can be found on the Ministry of Health website or download the application form here.

Kids Can Become Members Too! 

  • They will receive advice, support, recipes and more throughout their coeliac journey
  • Become part of a lively and supportive community
  • Receive updates from medical professionals, manufacturers, and researchers
  • Gain access to our member only resources, support groups, kids’ clubs, special offers, and the Coeliac Link magazine
Member Plans



NORTH ISLAND: Your doctor can provide you with a Special Authority Number and a prescription for up to 3 months supply of a specific range of gluten free products such as gluten free flour/bread mix and pasta. This can be taken to your local pharmacy to fulfill.

SOUTH ISLAND & LOWER HUTT: Complete the ‘Coeliac prescription’ form from Crombie & Price’s website before taking it to your health professional to authorise specialist. You will receive a pro-forma invoice with the part-cost payable and products can be delivered to the patient, freight-free.

Get Involved


Support your charity – the only not-for-profit supporting Kiwis with coeliac disease. Become part of Coeliac New Zealand now.



Volunteering is a great way to grow your community and share your knowledge with others.
Find out how.

Get in Touch


Help us reach more people who are suffering from coeliac disease. Contribute to the greater good of your community.

Make a Donation

Partner with us


Create a corporate partnership with us. If you wish to support CNZ in any capacity, please contact us today to enquire on how we can work together.

Get in Touch

About Coeliac New Zealand


Your partner in
healthy living

Coeliac New Zealand is available throughout your journey. As part of our community, you’ll get support, advice, and assistance. We work with health professionals, manufacturers, and researchers to raise awareness of coeliac disease in NZ.

Together, we can reach a day when every person with coeliac disease gets diagnosed quickly, lives a healthy life, and has the prospect of a cure.


Anzac Day 2024. Lest we forget. blank

The acronym ANZAC was first coined at the time of the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.  It represents the joined brotherhood of Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.  Anzac Day was inaugurated a year later in 1916 to commemorate this first anniversary of the landing. 1 Today, we hold this day high on […]

Read More
Welcome to 2024 blank

I am writing to welcome you back to Coeliac New Zealand for 2024 and hope that the year has started well for you. I hope that you too have been enjoying some of this glorious summer we have been experiencing, making the most of the long days and balmy nights to enjoy good food with […]

Read More
Celebrating International Women’s Day blank

March 8 is International Women’s Day.  This global celebration is over a century old, having first been held in 1911.  The theme for 2024 is Inspire Inclusion – when we inspire others and value women’s inclusion, we build a better world. Through inspiring inclusivity for women, we can help grow a sense of belonging, self-esteem, […]

Read More
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram