Did you know that your local pharmacist is able to prescribe you medications for some minor ailments and preventable diseases? With a shortage of physicians in the province right now, this is a good time to visit Shorewell and see how a pharmacist can help you.

Meet the Pharmacist Schedule

From Monday-Friday of every week, one of our locations within the city is offering times for you to meet a pharmacist. While there is a fee associated with seeing a pharmacist, it’s a great alternative as they are available when you can’t see your family physician.

What Pharmacists can Prescribe for:

Prescribing for a Minor Ailment – Minor Ailments Approved by the Board

  • Acne, mild
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Atopic Dermatitis, mild-moderate
  • Callouses and Corns
  • Cold Sores
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dandruff and Seborrhea
  • Diarrhea (non-infectious)
  • Dry Eye
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Fungal Skin Infections (including Athlete’s Foot)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Headache, mild
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Impetigo
  • Insomnia, mild
  • Joint Pain, mild
  • Musculoskeletal Pain, mild
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Pinworms
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Upper Respiratory Conditions, mild (cough, nasal congestion, sore throat)
  • Urticaria, mild (including bites and stings)
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Viral Skin Infections (common and flat warts)

Prescribing for a Preventable Diseases – Preventable Diseases Approved by the Board

  • Cholera (oral, inactivated vaccine for traveller’s diarrhea prophylaxis)
  • Diphtheria
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
  • Hepatitis A2
  • Hepatitis B2
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles)2
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Meningococcus
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Pneumococcus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella Zoster (chicken pox)2