The original MedsCheck program was launched on April 1, 2007. It is for those Ontarians taking a minimum of three medications for a chronic condition. MedsCheck is a one-on-one 30 minute annual appointment with a pharmacist to review medications and help a patient better understand their medication therapy and ensure that medications are taken as prescribed. There is no cost to the patient. For eligible patients that may require another MedsCheck during the year for reasons including a planned hospital admission or managing your medications after being discharged from the hospital, you may contact your pharmacist for another consultation.
The expanded MedsCheck program was launched in 2010. It is reaching Ontarians who were not eligible or able to benefit from the original MedsCheck. The expanded programs now reach residents of licensed Long-Term Care Homes, all people in Ontario who are living with diabetes as well as those who are home-bound and not able to attend their community pharmacy for the service.
To learn more about MedsCheck talk to your Pharmacist or contact INFOline 1-866-255-6701 or TTY 1-800-387-5599