Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia shared some of the details towards its new online program that will help residents in need of a consultation on minor ailments, prescriptions and contraceptives book an appoint with local pharmacists.
As the government explains it, the program which goes live today, is similar to the Get Vaccinated system where people booked appointments to get their COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations.
Through the new online booking system, people can search for available appointment times at nearby pharmacies based on their minor ailment or contraceptive needs.
Appointments can continue to be made by calling or visiting a pharmacy. Walk-in service without an appointment is also available at some pharmacies.
The scope of duties for pharmacists in BC was expanded at the start of June which allow them to prescribe for 21 minor ailments and contraceptivesAs of June 27, 2023, more than 25,000 people have seen a pharmacist for an assessment.