The voluntary MedsCheck program is free for Ontarian's taking a minimum of three medications for a chronic condition. MedsCheck is a one-on-one 30 minute annual appointment with a pharmacist to review medications and help a patient better understand their medication therapy, ensuring that medications are taken as prescribed and patients are getting the most benefit from their medications. There is no cost to the patient. The word annual is based on the date that the recipient had their previous MedsCheck service a year prior, and not based on a calendar year. Patients must be an Ontario resident with a valid Ontario Health Card, and taking at least 3 prescription medications for a chronic condition.
For eligible patients that may require another MedsCheck during the year for reasons including a planned hospital admission or managing your medications after being discharged from the hospital, you may contact your pharmacist for another consultation.
Patients will be given a medication review list that is dated and signed by the pharmacist's, this is very important when dealing with other health care providers.