Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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Service: MedsCheck

Description & Services
Description (Service) Consultation on managing multiple medications for a chronic condition * interpreting different instructions * understanding potential side effects and drug interactions * how to get the most from your medications 
 
MedsCheck Program: 
* for patients taking a minimum of 3 medications for a chronic condition 
* a free 30 minute one-on-one annual meeting with a pharmacist to review medications and help patients understand your medication therapy and ensure that medications are being taken as prescribed 
 
MedsCheck for Diabetes: 
* a one-on-one consultation with your pharmacist towards overall disease management 
* for anyone who is diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes 
* all Ontarians who have diabetes are eligible, whether or not they are taking prescription medication  
* an opportunity for the pharmacist and the patient to review medication including advice, training on devices, monitoring and diabetes education 
 
MedsCheck at Home: 
* for patients taking a minimum of three chronic prescription medications who are not able to visit their pharmacy because of physical and/or mental health condition and/or distance to a community pharmacy 
* the pharmacist will visit the patient's home for a one-on-one consultation and assessment  
* includes a medicine cabinet clean-up and the ability to remove unused medication for proper disposal 
 
The objectives of the MedsCheck at Home include: 
* improving and optimizing drug therapy for those who are frail, elderly and living in isolated conditions 
* achieving safe, effective and appropriate use of all types of medications and medication devices 
* promoting healthier patient outcomes and quality of life 
* ensuring proper disposal of unused and/or expired medication 
 
MedsCheck for Long-Term Care Home residents: 
* quarterly medical reviews and an annual in-depth medical analysis conducted by the pharmacist in the Long-Term Care Home 
Objectives include: 
* promoting healthier patient outcomes and better care 
* improving and optimizing drug therapy for residents 
* promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in patient care  
* quarterly reviews should include medication selection, dosage, hours and route of administration, duration of therapy, treatments, allergies and drug reactions 
* reviews will identify any possible drug related problems that may require a more in-depth therapy analysis (annual review) and follow-up in collaboration with the patient, caregiver and health care team 
 
To learn more about MedsCheck talk to your pharmacist or call the INFOline at 1-866-255-6701 or visit MedsCheck.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Must have a valid OHIP card * other eligibility requirements (number of prescription medications being taken) depend on the specific MedsCheck program
Application Contact your pharmacist or call the INFOline for details.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone INFOline 1-866-255-6701
TTY Phone 1-800-387-5599
Website www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/medscheck/
Primary Executive Hon Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Accessibility Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 2007
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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