Vancouver: The B.C. government has announced that starting June 29, people can book an appointment to see a pharmacist through a new provincial online booking system. 

The province said the step will make it easier and more convenient for people to access the health care they need.

According to the province, the new online booking system is similar to the Get Vaccinated system where people booked appointments to get their COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations. 

“Through the new online booking system, people can search for available appointment times at nearby pharmacies based on their minor ailment or contraceptive needs. Appointments can continue to be made by calling or visiting a pharmacy. Walk-in service without an appointment is also available at some pharmacies,” the B.C. government said in a press release. 

The province said on June 1, pharmacists’ scope of practice was expanded to allow them to prescribe for 21 minor ailments and contraceptives and as of June 27, more than 25,000 people have seen a pharmacist for an assessment.

“New hospitals and clinics will help meet people’s health-care needs over the long term, but we are also taking action today to make it easier for people to access the care they need now,” said Premier David Eby. 

“From June 29, people will be able to book an appointment online to see a pharmacist. This is a major step toward getting the health care you need, on your schedule, and in your neighbourhood,” he added. 

Leave a Reply