How to Make an Informed Decision About Your Pharmacy Care
The Ontario College of Pharmacists (“the College”) is the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario with a mandate to serve and protect the public interest.
One of its roles is to make important information about pharmacies and pharmacy professionals easily accessible and simple to understand.
The “Find a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Professional” tool on the College website, also known as a public register, can be highly valuable for you as a patient.
It helps you learn more about your pharmacy and pharmacy professionals so you can make an informed choice about your care.
Here are three reasons why you should take advantage of the “Find a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Professional” tool available via the College’s website.
1. You can find a pharmacy professional near you who speaks a particular language or dialect, such as French, Chinese – Mandarin or Cantonese, Hindi, or most other languages
2. You can view the outcome of your pharmacy’s latest assessments (pharmacies in Ontario get assessed regularly by the College)
3. You’re able to find pharmacists with registered injection training (those authorized to give the flu shot)
Using the tool, you also can view concerns/ disciplinary history that relates to a pharmacy, pharmacist, or pharmacy technician in the province.
To access “Find a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Professional,” visit the College’s website. Once there, you can also learn about how the College serves and protects the public, their complaints and discipline processes, pharmacy assessments, view useful patient resources, and much more.