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Pharmacist Diagnoses and Prescribing

You will be able to see our pharmacists for minor ailment conditions and avoid the wait time at the doctors.

Pharmacists in BC will have the authority to make a diagnosis and prescribe medications for minor ailments and contraception.

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1. When can I see a pharmacist for minor ailments' diagnosis and prescriptions?

A: Jun 1st, 2023

2. Who is eligible for this service?

A: All BC Residents who are covered by MSP

3. What conditions can be pharmacist prescribe medications for?

  • Acne 

  • Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)

  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

  • Dermatitis

  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful Period)

  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)

  • Fungal infections (fungal nail, body ringworm, Jock itch, athlete's foot)

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (heartburn)

  • Headache

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Herpes labialis (cold sore)

  • Impetigo

  • Musculoskeletal pain (muscle pain)

  • Nicotine dependence (quit smoking)

  • Oral ulcers (canker sores)

  • Oropharyngeal candidiasis (oral thrush)

  • Shingles

  • Threadworms or pinworms

  • Urinary tract infection (uncomplicated)

  • Urticaria (hives, including insect bites)

  • Vaginal candidiasis (vaginal yeast infections)

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