Minor Ailments Assessment and Prescribing

Our pharmacists make access to care easier than ever by assessing and prescribing for minor ailments.

For many reasons, pharmacists are often the most accessible member of a person’s health care team. This makes them especially well positioned to provide timely assistance in a variety of situations. There are currently 21 conditions that pharmacists in BC are permitted to assess. Depending on the outcome of the assessment, they will either prescribe a course of treatment or refer to a physician.

The full list of minor ailments included in this program is available below and on the Government of BC website. It is important to note that while our team of pharmacists can assist with most ailments, individual pharmacists will have ailments they are better prepared to treat and the decision to assess remains an individual one. For the best outcome, follow the link to the self-assessment tool to ensure your condition is included in the program and contact us directly to book an appointment.

In British Columbia, you can see a pharmacist to get assessed and treated for the following conditions:

  • Allergies (allergic rhinitis)
  • Cold sores
  • Fungal infections
  • Heartburn (acid reflux)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Headaches
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion (upset stomach)
  • Itching, including from bug bites
  • Menstrual pain
  • Mild acne
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Oral fungal infections (thrush)
  • Oral ulcers (canker sores)
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Shingles
  • Sprains and strains
  • Skin rash (dermatitis)
  • Threadworms or pinworms
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infection
  • Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infection)