What is it?
MedsCheck is a free 20–30 minute private consultation with your pharmacist to review all the medication you take including non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications, and natural health products. If you have any questions concerning your current therapy, including:
Am I taking too many medications?
Is my medication causing side effects?
Is my medication working?
Are there interactions with my therapy?
How or when should I take my medication?
Is there anything more I can do to improve my quality of life?
Then we encourage you to speak to your pharmacist about initiating the medscheck program so we can help you reach the healthiest version of you.
Who qualifies for a MedsCheck?
Ontario residents with a valid Ontario Health Card who are taking at least 3 prescription medications for chronic conditions qualify for MedsCheck. MedsCheck for Diabetes: If you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you also qualify for an annual MedsCheck that includes: training on the use of diabetic devices and supplies, as well as education and advice on lifestyle changes.
What If I am physically unable to make it to the pharmacy?
If you are unable to visit your local pharmacy due to a physical or mental health condition, you may qualify for the MedsCheck at Home program.
Patients managing several prescriptions have a real challenge to maintain a strict adherence to the prescribed regimen of drugs. Getting the right doses at the right time -all the time. Missing a dose can throw a regimen out of whack and be counter-productive to your health. Blister packaging is available for patients to organize their medication into weekly cards with four convenient time slots corresponding to breakfast, lunch, supper, and bedtime.
Flu Shots and Vaccinations
Flu season is a contagious virus that typically is at its peak between late fall and early spring. Orchardview pharmacy offers free annual flu vaccinations for all Ontario residents ages 5 and older and is safe for kids and women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak to our pharmacy staff about getting your flu shot and protect yourself and your loved ones this year. We also offer vaccinations to have provide protection from but not limited to Hep A/B, Typoid, Shingles etc. Speak to your pharmacy staff about our vaccination services.