Natural health products (NHPs) are naturally occurring substances that are used to restore or maintain good health. They are often made from plants, but can also be made from animals, microorganisms, and marine sources. They come in a wide variety of forms like tablets, capsules, tinctures, solutions, creams, ointments, and drops.
NHPs are used and marketed for a number of health reasons, like the prevention or treatment of an illness or condition, the reduction of health risks, or the maintenance of good health. They must be safe to be used as over-the-counter products.
Take these steps to minimize your risk:
We have several vaccines at our pharmacies for infants, children, teenagers, adults, adults 50+, travel, and seasonal. Our pharmacies have Injection Certified Pharmacists on staff. You can fill your vaccine prescription and have it administered on-site by one of our Injection Certified Pharmacists - no appointment necessary at most locations.
Contact the pharmacy to determine availability, prescription requirements, and coverage by Alberta Health Services.
It's good to stay in the know. Together we review and talk about your current medications and assess if they are working as they should, posing any side effects, and if the combinations work safely together. If there are any concerns with your medication, we can look for solutions.
As an Albertan, you are entitled to one annual care plan review at no charge to you. Criteria for coverage depend on the medications you use, the conditions they are for, and factors like your weight, smoking habits, alcohol, and recreational drug use. Our pharmacists are happy to assist you in putting together your health plan and support you in achieving your health goals. Follow-ups are done regularly with your pharmacist, who needs to ensure you are on track with your health plan.
It's important to keep your prescriptions organized to stay on top of taking your medications correctly. Compliance packaging is where we organize your medications in weekly or monthly dosettes or bubble packs. We offer compliance packaging, also known as blister packs, at no extra charge.
Additionally, we offer care plans to ensure you are achieving optimal health benefits and using your medications appropriately. Learn more about our pharmacist-assessed care plans and follow-ups by contacting one of our pharmacists.
For our patients, we can safely dispose of your medications, syringes, pen needles, and lancets. All you need to do is drop it off at any of our locations and we take care of the rest!
Visit our locations page to find your nearest Dispensaries pharmacy.