We offer expertise in evidence-based medicine, therapeutic decision-making and drug therapy problem-solving. We use this expertise in respectful collaboration with health care colleagues in the patient’s circle of care to optimize drug therapy outcomes for patients.
Family doctors, medical specialists and other health care professionals regularly refer patients to our services for assistance with general or specific drug therapy challenges.
We collaborate with pharmacists in community and hospital settings, develop care plans for complex or challenging mutual patients, and implement the plans with collaborative follow-up to maintain and enhance existing pharmacist-patient relationships.
Our services are available to anyone with questions or anyone wanting assistance to get the best results from their drug therapies. We welcome self-referrals from patients and family members as well as referrals from family doctors, medical specialists and other health care professionals.
In addition, the Clinic develops and shares, at no cost, resources to catalyze and support pharmacist practice change in any patient care setting. These include: forms and templates, service models, preventive health outreach programs and communication tools. Please click here for more information and access to on-line practice resources.
Patient-centred. Experienced. Integrated.
The Pharmacists Clinic engages patients in their own health care management, and fosters collaboration and communication between health care professionals. Here’s what we offer you and your patients:
Access to drug therapy specialists to help you optimize the care of any patient taking medications.
Timely consultations with patient referrals processed usually within two business days.
Accessible care with consultations available in person, by telephone or by secure video conference.
A collaborative approach that respects your role in the care of patients.
Services provided at no cost to patients. The clinic is a funded not-for-profit service.
Continuity of care whereby we share information including consultation notes, lab results and treatment recommendations within the patient’s circle of care.
Evidence-based care plans, recommendations and implementation plans aligned with current best-practices.
Follow-up, action and results to successfully monitor and adjust drug therapies for optimal results.
We offer an effective way to care for patients with:
- Multiple drug therapies (polypharmacy)
- Sub-optimal drug therapy outcomes
- Adverse drug events, drug sensitivities/allergies
- A need to start or stop a drug therapy
- Patient adherence or compliance issues
- Questions about medications or other products
- Multiple or complex health conditions
- Reduced liver or kidney function
- Advanced age (frailty)
- Recent discharge from hospital
We accept referrals from health care professionals and patient self-referrals for patients with Canadian addresses, including residents in other provinces, regardless of their eligibility for PharmaCare-funded services. Please include:
- Patient name and contact information
- Personal health number (PHN)
- Name and contact information of referring person
- Reason for referral
- Notes, lab values and other health information
Submit a referral by phone (604-827-2584), fax (1-866-229-3779) or secure e-mail.
A referral form is also available (optional).