Our pharmacies are now offering FREE and CONVENIENT minor ailment and birth control assessment and prescribing. Click here for more information and to book an appointment.

Pharmacist Walk-In Clinic

Wellness Pharmacy now offers expanded pharmacist services for timely care of minor ailments

The government of British Columbia launched a program allowing residents to access pharmacist assessment and prescribing services for minor ailments. This initiative aims to provide faster access to necessary prescriptions and free healthcare services to British Columbians.

What minor ailments can a pharmacist treat?

  1. Birth control
  2. Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  3. Uncomplicated bladder infections
  4. Eye infections
  5. Skin infections
  6. Skin rashes
  7. Nail infections
  8. Acid reflux
  9. Acne
  10. Allergies
  11. Cold sores
  12. Canker sores
  13. Headache
  14. Hemorrhoids
  15. Muscle pain
  16. Shingles
  17. Threadworms / Pinworms
  18. Tobacco cessation
  19. Yeast infection
  20. And more…

We are also happy to help you with:

  1. Prescription renewals
  2. Immunizations and injections
  3. Chronic disease management

What to bring to the pharmacy

When visiting the pharmacy, bring your government-issued ID, such as the BC Services Card, as well as your Personal Health Number (PHN). Please note that prescriptions are issued based on pharmacist’s assessment and professional judgement. Treatment may include referral to another healthcare professional. Prescription medications prescribed by a pharmacist undergo the same coverage eligibility (both provincial and private) as physician-prescribed medications.

Two easy steps to take before booking an appointment:

  1. Make use of the self-assessment checklist to assess your symptoms.
  2. If your symptoms align with minor ailments or if you need to discuss contraception, contact us to schedule an appointment or drop in to one of our locations.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment online. Please note that you may still call to book an appointment if you do not see open appointment slots online.

When you visit the pharmacy, a pharmacist will evaluate your symptoms or discuss your contraception needs with you. They will explain the best options for your care, which may include prescribing medication, providing self-care advice, or suggesting a consultation with another healthcare professional for further evaluation.