Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy has a great range of products and services to ensure you experience a more holistic approach to your healthcare in Queensland.

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Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in Australia for a reason. We take our role as a resource for advice, support and referral seriously. Not only do we provide in store clinics and whole health advice but you can also come in to see us for the little things. #askcalanna

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Product

At Calanna, we stock a broader range of natural and Qld sourced health products. For us, taking care of your health and well being means taking care of more than just your medication. But we do that exceptionally well too with our free medication packing and delivery service and a price match guarantee on our preferred prescription brands. Come in and visit us today. #askcalanna

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Products

Health Services

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies consider themselves more of a health destination, than just a chemist. Check out our complementary services and products to find out why we really are the natural choice chemist. #askcalanna

Health Services

Health Services

Advice

At Calanna, we understand receiving advice you can understand, from health professionals you can trust, is important. Our philosophy is to create health destinations to provide just that. Our pharmacists all work on the floor to ensure you always have a professional to talk to at any of our stores.

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Advice

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If you need an online source for information about health #askcalanna.  If you like what you find take the time to let us know and share it with your family and friends. If you haven't already - Like us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our latest news and offers.

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At Calanna - we are open longer. Visit out store pages to find your nearest Calanna pharmacy and find our full list of open hours for every store.

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Our whole health legacy

It all started in the 1950s when Mario was inspired by his Aunt Edie's pharmacy work, which he saw making a huge impact on people's overall health and well being.

One of the first female pharmacists in Northern Australia, Mario was enamoured by his aunt's caring, joyful and humble nature and the outcomes she achieved for those she helped. He went on to develop a strong and passionate vision to also work with people to improve their  wholehealth, through connection to community, well being and quality of life.

Mario Calanna's father came to Australia, from Sicily, when he was 18 years of age in 1925. He spoke very little English and had only received a Grade 3 level education. He wanted more for his own children and worked hard on the family farm and in other jobs to provide every opportunity for his children. 

Mario recalls the story like this, "After many general conversations during high school I can recall he said: 'Son, you have two options – the pick and shovel and land are this way..books are the other way – you choose”.

Mario chose the books as his father had expected and followed in the footsteps of his Aunt Edie who had been an ongoing source of inspiration for Mario's whole health dream.

Becoming a pharmacist was one thing, but Mario's father had bigger plans. While Mario studied, his father planned. His dream? To build his son a medical centre.

And so it was that part of the family farm in Woree was eventually sectioned off, cleared and developed into the Calanna Medical Centre and first Calanna Pharmacy in 1976. The realisation of a dream and the beginning of a legacy.

Now in the hands of the next generation, the group is still described by the family as something they built with their hearts and souls.

Mario's son, Matthew Calanna, also an accomplished pharmacist, now heads up the business as the Group General Manager. Daughter Catherine Hackett-Calanna works as store manager at the founding pharmacy in Woree where she also acts as a Natural health consultant. 

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