January 2, 2023
Pharmacists can prescribe for 13 minor ailments
Starting January 1, pharmacists can now prescribe for 13 minor ailments including bladder infections, pink eye, cold sores, heartburn and more.
These new pharmacist-led services should make getting care much more accessible to you and your family.
It will also help take the strain off of doctors and walk-in clinics, and keep people out of emergency rooms.
Pharmacists already have the medical knowledge and drug expertise to deliver this care. Meaning, we are ready to help, so you feel better – faster.
You can visit us in-person, or in some cases we may be able to help you right over the phone.
All you need is your health card.
Here is a full list of the minor health issues we can treat:
- Bladder infections
- Pink eye
- Runny nose
- Oral thrush
- Skin irritations
- Cold sores
- Insect bites, hives
- Sprains, strains
- Tick bite treatment
In some cases, if your situation is more complicated, or requires more follow up or a lab test, we may refer you to your doctor.