2 pharmacies open care clinics in Mississauga and Burlington


Published July 25, 2023 at 9:14 am

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The waiting room at the new pharmacy care clinic in Mississauga. Shoppers Drug Mart photos

Two pharmacies in Mississauga and Burlington have opened care clinics to treat common injuries and ailments.

In January, the provincial government announced expanded services pharmacists can offer including prescribing treatments for 13 common conditions such as pink eye, hemorrhoids and urinary tract infections.

And now with those additional services, Shoppers Drug Mart has opened its first two pharmacy care clinics, Shoppers Drug Mart said in a press release today (July 25).

The clinics are inside the Shoppers Drug Marts at Headon Plaza, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington and Meadowvale Town Centre, 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga.

The clinics are fully integrated with the pharmacies, which have undergone an extensive redesigns.

“Expanded scope of practice has allowed us to reimagine the role pharmacists can play in the delivery of healthcare in Ontario,” said Jeff Leger, pharmacist and president of Shoppers Drug Mart.

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The redesign includes a single counter for all prescriptions; secure lockers where customers can access prescription refills ordered through the PC Health app; a care concierge to facilitate smooth and personalized clinic visits; child-friendly consultation rooms for family comfort; and new “Let’s Talk” spaces for counselling.

“Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals and by expanding their scope of practice, we’re helping more Ontarians access convenient care, closer to home,” said Sylvia Jones, Ontario Minister of Health.

Jones added that the hope is people can avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department.

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Shoppers already has pharmacist-led clinics in Alberta and Nova Scotia where pharmacists are seeing an average of 30 patients a day.

Patients can access services at the Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy care clinics by booking an appointment or by walk-in. The clinic services are covered through Ontario’s health care plan, a spokesperson tells insauga.com.

Learn more online here Shoppers Health+.

As of Jan. 1, 2023, pharmacists can offer prescriptions for:

  • hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
  • oral thrush (candidal stomatitis)
  • pink eye (conjunctivitis; bacterial, allergic and viral)
  • dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)
  • menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
  • acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD))
  • hemorrhoids
  • cold sores (herpes labialis)
  • impetigo
  • insect bites and hives
  • tick bites (post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease)
  • sprains and strains (musculoskeletal)
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs)
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