February 10, 2023
Shoppers Drug Mart Applauds Nova Scotia’s Community Healthcare Clinic Pilot
Pharmacists across the province now offering more services, reducing burden on the healthcare system
February 10, 2023. Toronto, ON – Shoppers Drug Mart announced today that four of its Nova Scotia locations will take part in the province’s Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics pilot. The pilot is a partnership between the Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Health and the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS). As of February 1, Nova Scotians have been able to book appointments to receive healthcare services at select pharmacy locations across the province for an expanded variety of needs ranging from assessment and prescribing for common illnesses, chronic disease management and injections and immunization services. There is no cost for these services when you present your Nova Scotia health card at one of the participating pharmacies.
“Initial results from our participating pharmacies have far exceeded our expectations, with nearly 500 patients visiting the clinics within the first week of operation. These results demonstrate an obvious need for services and that when given access, people will use them,” said Jeff Leger, President of Shoppers Drug Mart. “We applaud the government of Nova Scotia and PANS for recognizing that pharmacists are uniquely qualified to help to address some of the gaps that have emerged in primary healthcare systems, providing patients with more options for the quality healthcare services they need and deserve.”
For more information on the program or a full list of services offered, please visit: https://pans.ns.ca/cppcc.
Participating Shoppers locations include:
Dartmouth - 118 Wyse Road - 902-464-9644 (press 3, then 4) - Click Here to book
Sydney - 254 Prince Street, Unit A015 - 902-562-1144 (press 3, then 4) - Click Here to book
New Glasgow - 912 East River Road - 902-752-0280 (press 3, then 4) - Click Hereto book
Greenwood - 1124 Bridge Street - 902-765-3060 (press 3, then 4) - Click Here to book
About Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). With almost 1,350 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The company also licenses or owns 47 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy® (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé® in Québec). As well, the company owns and operates 43 corporate Wellwise by Shoppers Drug MartTM stores and an ecommerce site Wellwise.ca, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the company owns the Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM online platform for the sale of medical cannabis, Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, MediSystem Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities and Lifemark Health Group, Canada’s leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services. Shoppers Drug Mart is an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.