Blood Pressure Monitoring
Automated and Accurate Blood Pressure Monitoring at Wellcare Heartlake Pharmacy
If you’re one of the more than five million Canadian adults who have high blood pressure, or you’re at risk of developing this life threatening condition, chances are you’re looking for trusted information and a convenient way to track your progress. Look no further – We provide you with:
- Information on controlling high blood pressure
- Useful information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- One-on-one counselling with pharmacists
Our pharmacists are available for one on one consultation, for which the fees are covered by most benefit plans.
Ask us about health clinics to discuss your medication or clinical needs with us
- Get your A1C Test done on the spot
- Discuss your results and diabetes management plan with your Healthcare Professional
- Discuss how blood glucose testing fits into your plan
Medication Shouldn’t Be Confusing
MedsCheck is a program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with our pharmacists to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication. Think of it as a comprehensive medication review. And it´s free! Just bring your OHIP card. The MedsCheck appointment is your chance to discuss how your prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medications may be affecting each other.
During this one-on-one meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn about your medications and medical condition(s). As part of this service you will benefit by:
- Gaining better understanding of drug names, strengths, adverse effects and usage instructions. This may include over-the-counter and/or herbal medications.
- Understanding the benefit of taking your medications as your Doctor has directed.
- Investigating strategies to manage any adverse effects or issues surrounding the medications you take.
- Discussing other resources available to educate you and support your continued good health.
Flu Shots and Vaccines
This year, get your flu shot at the Wellcare Heartlake Pharmacy. It’s your best defense against the flu. Simply visit our Pharmacy and have your flu shot administered by one of our
certified Pharmacists. Please bring your provincial health card.
You may also consider getting vaccinated for Shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. This virus is called the varicella zoster virus. Even after chicken pox blisters heal, the varicella zoster virus stays in the body for life. If it becomes active again, it causes shingles. Two out of every 10 people will get shingles in their lifetime. This risk increases as you get older, especially over 50 years of age. Shingles is a painful, blistering rash that can last several weeks and cause skin infections and scarring. It is very important for people with a weak immune system to see their healthcare providers right away if they think they have shingles.
Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional today to find out how to help protect yourself against shingles.
Specialty Medication Packaging
Dispills – Medication Made Easy
Over 50% of us do not take our medications as directed. To help alleviate this problem, ask us about our medication packaging solutions.
A dispill is a weekly card that contains 28 separate clear bubbles called blisters. Our pharmacist will fill the blisters with the right medications to be taken at the prescribed times. All you need to do is push out the medications through the seal. Once your dispill is empty, your pharmacist will provide you with a new one.
Using dispills has been shown to greatly reduce medication errors by eliminating the confusion that surrounds questions such as when, how many, and at what time to take your medications. Each blister bubble corresponds to a specific time frame during the day. If you have problems remembering to take your medication or can’t remember if you did, you will immediately be able to tell just by looking at the dispill. It helps you or your caregiver monitor your medications. Gone are the days of trying to sort out which medication to take and when. Please contact us for further information.