How to Make an Informed Decision About Your Pharmacy Care
The Ontario College of Pharmacists 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 informed choices about your care.
Here are four reasons why you should take advantage of the “Find a Pharmacy or Pharmacy Professional” tool available on the College’s website:
- You can find a pharmacy near you.
- You can find a pharmacy professional who speaks a particular language or dialect, such as French, Chinese – Mandarin or Cantonese, Hindi, or many other languages
- You can view the outcome of your pharmacy’s latest assessments (pharmacies in Ontario get assessed regularly by the College)
- You’re able to find pharmacy professionals with registered injection training (those authorized to give flu or COVID-19 vaccinations)
Using the tool, you also can view the registration history, as well as any concerns/disciplinary history, related to a pharmacy, pharmacist, or pharmacy technician in the province.