As the largest comprehensive clinical pharmacy program in Canada, we supply medications and specialty clinical services to Princess Margaret patients, families, and staff.
Our pharmacists will review all of your medications upon admission to ensure appropriateness, educate you on any changes or new therapies during your stay, and provide teaching upon discharge home. The pharmacist works closely with the health care team to ensure you are receiving the right drug, in the right doses, at the right frequency, for the right indication.
Our pharmacists will review the treatments ordered by the prescribers to ensure accuracy and appropriateness, and work closely with your health care team to ensure you receive your treatment safely. The pharmacists work with the pharmacy technicians in the safe preparation and accurate checking of all drug therapies.
We offer the following clinical and supportive services:
Medication Reimbursement Specialist
The Medication Reimbursement Specialist at Princess Margaret provides an essential service for oncology patients. Our specialist has an in-depth familiarity with both provincial and federal drug reimbursement programs and patient assistance programs and can help relieve the burden of financial anxiety from our patients by helping them apply for and receive drug coverage.
Medication Reimbursement Specialists
PMH Medication Reimbursement Specialist
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 10th floor, room 127
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 416 946 2830
Fax: 416 946 6515
The first program of its kind in Canada, the MedsCheck Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The program gives patients the opportunity for a free half-hour consultation with a pharmacist about their medications. Many oncology patients are prescribed a number of different medications; the chance to speak with a pharmaceutical expert can help patients take the right drugs at the right time.
The pharmacy can deliver medications to patients living anywhere in Ontario free of charge the day after they are ordered from the pharmacy*. The pharmacy will deliver:
- Medications that cannot be obtained at the patient’s local pharmacy
- Medication that is not in stock when the patient goes to the pharmacy in person to pick it up
This home delivery option improves our patients’ quality of life by easing the strain on people who may have to travel long distances to visit Princess Margaret.
*Some exceptions may apply. Call the Outpatient Pharmacy at 416 946 6593 for more details.