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Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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Service: MedsCheck

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Record #: OAK4703 Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Toll Free PhoneINFOline 1-866-255-6701
TTY Phone1-800-387-5599
Websitewww.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/medscheck/
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Agency Information
Agency DescriptionResponsible for administering the health care system and providing services to the province of Ontario.
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Established2007
Primary ExecutiveHon Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Service Information
Service DescriptionConsultation on managing multiple medications for a chronic condition * interpreting different instructions * understanding potential side effects and drug interactions * how to get the most from your medications 
 
MedsCheck Program: 
* for patients taking a minimum of 3 medications for a chronic condition 
* a free 30 minute one-on-one annual meeting with a pharmacist to review medications and help you understand your medication therapy and ensure that medications are being taken as prescribed 
 
MedsCheck for Diabetes: 
* a one-on-one consultation with your pharmacist towards overall disease management 
* for anyone who is diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes 
* all Ontarians who have diabetes are eligible, whether or not they are taking prescription medication  
* an opportunity for the pharmacist and the patient to review medication including advice, training on devices, monitoring and diabetes education 
 
MedsCheck at Home: 
* for patients taking a minimum of three chronic prescription medications who are not able to visit their pharmacy because of physical and/or mental health condition and/or distance to a community pharmacy 
* the pharmacist will visit the patient's home for a one-on-one consultation and assessment  
* includes a medicine cabinet clean-up and the ability to remove unused medication for proper disposal 
 
The objectives of the MedsCheck at Home include: 
* improving and optimizing drug therapy for those who are frail, elderly and living in isolated conditions 
* achieving safe, effective and appropriate use of all types of medications and medication devices 
* promoting healthier patient outcomes and quality of life 
* ensuring proper disposal of unused and/or expired medication 
 
MedsCheck for Long-Term Care Home residents: 
* quarterly medical reviews and an annual in-depth medical analysis conducted by the pharmacist in the Long-Term Care Home 
Objectives include: 
* promoting healthier patient outcomes and better care 
* improving and optimizing drug therapy for residents 
* promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in patient care  
* quarterly reviews should include medication selection, dosage, hours and route of administration, duration of therapy, treatments, allergies and drug reactions 
* reviews will identify any possible drug related problems that may require a more in-depth therapy analysis (annual review) and follow-up in collaboration with the patient, caregiver and health care team 
 
To learn more about MedsCheck talk to your pharmacist or call the INFOline at 1-866-255-6701 or visit MedsCheck.
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityMust have a valid OHIP card * other eligibility requirements (number of prescription medications being taken) depend on the specific MedsCheck program
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesNone
Site Information
Located In CommunityToronto
Wheelchair AccessibilityNot Applicable
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesMedication Information/Management