The Princess Margaret Outpatient Pharmacy is an accredited hospital-owned pharmacy. It offers specialty services to all patients, including walk-in patients, staff and visitors. All income generated by the pharmacy goes back to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Our pharmacists have on-line access to the medical records, doctors’ notes, medication orders and up-to-date laboratory results for UHN patients. This information generally is not available to community pharmacists.
We specialize in cancer care and stock all medications prescribed by Princess Margaret Cancer Centre doctors. Local pharmacies do not always carry cancer medications and other specialty drugs. Waiting for medications to be ordered could mean a delay in starting your treatment.
At the Outpatient Pharmacy we use an independent double-checking system to ensure that we give you the right drugs with the right dose and the right instructions.
You can consult privately, one-on-one, with a pharmacist at the Outpatient Pharmacy to get answers to any questions you may have about the drugs your doctor has prescribed for you. To learn more about our pharmacy services, read the Princess Margaret Outpatient Pharmacy brochure [PDF, opens in new window].
Medication Reimbursement Specialist is also available at the Outpatient Pharmacy. The Medication Reimbursement Specialist can give you advice and information to help you get financial assistance for drugs that are not paid for by the government or the hospital.
How to Prepare
When coming to the pharmacy, please bring:
- Your OHIP card
- Your private insurance card and documents (if you have private health insurance or drug coverage through work)
- 2 pieces of photo identification
To reduce the time you have to wait for your prescription to be filled, please drop off your prescription order as early as you can. You can also use our automated prescription renewal hotline. Please call at least 2 business days before you need the prescription.
The pharmacy can deliver your medications to you for free anywhere in Ontario.* The pharmacy will deliver:
- Medications you cannot get at your local pharmacy
- Any medication that is not in stock when you come in to pick it up
You, a friend or a family member must be at the delivery address to receive the medication. The medication will not be left there if nobody is home to receive it.
The first time you receive a prescription you need to go to the pharmacy in person. At the pharmacy, the pharmacists will help you set up an account. After your account has been set up, your doctor’s office can fax your prescription to the pharmacy and we will deliver it to you.
*Some exceptions may apply. Call the Outpatient Pharmacy at 416 946 6593 for more details.