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Common Ailments

Pharmacist Assessment & Prescribing for Common Ailments at Pharmasave


Ontario pharmacists can assess and prescribe medications for many common conditions. This means you may be able to visit our pharmacy and receive the necessary care, including a private consultation and treatment for your ailment, all in one appointment.

Minor ailments, also known as common conditions, can be managed with minimal treatment and don’t require blood or lab testing for assessment. Even though short-term, some of these conditions can negatively impact your daily routine and quality of life.

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Pharmacists in Ontario will be able to assess, recommend and prescribe treatments for the following minor ailments:

  • Bacterial skin infection (impetigo)
  • Cold sores
  • Eczema and allergic skin rash
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Nasal allergies (i.e., hay fever)
  • Pink eye (due to allergies or bacteria)
  • Thrush (fungal infection of the mouth)
  • Tick bites (Lyme disease prevention)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (uncomplicated)

A minor ailment consultation service can be booked with your Pharmasave pharmacist by contacting our pharmacy, as mentioned above. Consultations may take place in-person or virtually, depending on the nature of your condition and the pharmacist’s professional discretion.

The ‘assessment’ service is covered by the government for individuals with a valid OHIP number. For those individuals without coverage, a service fee will be charged. In cases where an over-the-counter treatment option is recommended, the medication cost would be additionally charged. Drug plans recognize Pharmacists as prescribers; therefore, in cases where prescription medication is prescribed, your drug insurance plan, should you have one, may cover the cost of the prescription. Speak with us for more details.

For additional information about the Common Ailments program in Ontario, please visit the following resources below:

If you have any questions before visiting our pharmacy for your consultation, please contact us at (416) 698-1616 or visit pharmasave.com for more information