Pharmacy

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still use OHIP+ if I’m a full time student? Unfortunately, you cannot. With the new regulations OHIP+ has enforced in April, if you have any private insurance then you cannot use your health card. If you are a full time student, you are automatically enrolled into the CUSA or GSA medication coverage and that would considered as private insurance. Can I opt-out of my school insurance and use OHIP+? You do not have…

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Attention: Soon-to-be Carleton Students

For any students starting at Carleton next fall; The pharmacy can transfer most medications (cannot transfer narcotics) from your pharmacy back home. We have an online form located here. Once that is completed, we will send you an e-mail when your medication is ready to be picked up. It’s very important to remember to check your spam/junk folder for any e-mail replies. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact us…

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Immunizations

Why you should get vaccinated When you get vaccinated, you make your body stronger and more resistant to disease. No matter how healthy you are, you could get very sick or even die without vaccines to protect you. When you get vaccines, you protect everyone else around you, too. This includes our most vulnerable people, like very young children and people who are sick or aging. Many people travel or move from one part of…

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OHIP +

New regulations for OHIP + will begin on April 1st, 2019. Details of the new changes can be found here; http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/drugs/ohipplus/ If you find these changes to be unfair or unjust, feel free to send the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care the following note; Letter regarding the Ontario government’s decision to withdraw OHIP+ on April 1st for students enrolled in other private insurance plans. Dear Minister Elliott, I am one of over 30,000 students…

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Emergency Contraception at The Prescription Shop

We were recently informed by a patient of excessive pricing at shoppers drug mart regarding emergency contraception (the morning after pill) We phoned both SDM and Rexall to check, and here’s what we found out: Our price: $17.99       SDM: $36.99     Rexall: $40.00 Why do the chain drug stores take advantage of this emergency situation to take profits? Because they can. In our view, using the situation of a vulnerable patient as an opportunity to profit …

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