Need a prescription for a minor health condition? We can help.
Our Pharmacists may now help you even more by writing a prescription for certain conditions.
Consult with our Pharmacist in person, or over the phone, to determine if an over-the-counter medication can help or if a prescription may be required. If appropriate, and based on the pharmacist’s assessment and professional judgement, the pharmacist can prescribe a medication for your health condition*.
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How do Pharmacists assess and prescribe for health conditions?
If appropriate, your Pharmacist will discuss your condition with you over the phone, in a consultation room or other private area. He or she will ask you questions about your symptoms, your other medical conditions, the medications you take and if you have any allergies to assess your condition. Based on this assessment, the Pharmacist will either make a treatment recommendation, which may include writing you a prescription, or referring you to a Physician/Nurse Practitioner.
What should I expect from this service?
- A treatment plan – your Pharmacist will develop a plan just for you and may provide you with a prescription, based on his or her assessment.
- Notification to your Primary Care Provider – if required, the Pharmacist will inform your regular Primary Care Provider of any prescriptions that are written for you.
Will the Pharmacist prescribe medications for me?
Pharmacists are trained to assess your health condition and help provide the most appropriate treatment option for you. Based on this assessment, the Pharmacist will either make a treatment recommendation, which may include writing you a prescription, or if the Pharmacist determines your condition is more serious, you may be referred to a Doctor/Nurse Practitioner.
Will my Primary Care Provider know that I came to see the Pharmacist?
Pharmacists work very closely with Doctors and Nurse Practitioners and share relevant information to help ensure you receive the best care. Your Pharmacist will communicate with your Primary Care Provider to ensure your medical records are up-to-date.
Is there a cost to this service?
In Alberta, these services are covered for individuals with a valid Alberta Health Care number.
Do I have to book an appointment to see the Pharmacist?
No, you do not require an appointment. Most locations offer this service on a walk-in basis. Simply speak to a member of your Pharmacy Team for more information.
* Based on the pharmacist’s assessment and professional judgment, the treatment plan may include referral to another healthcare professional. Prescription medication prescribed by the pharmacist may be covered by your regular drug plan. Please check your plan. Professional fees may apply.
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