Shoppers Drug Mart has opened a new pharmacy care clinic in northeast Edmonton.
The drugstore chain said the clinic in the Pilot Sound neighbourhood will offer patients access to a range of pharmacy healthcare services, including the assessment and treatment of injuries and common ailments such as urinary tract infections and pink eye.
“The issues plaguing the Canadian healthcare system are complex and require innovation and collaboration. We believe pharmacists can play a vital role in a collective solution,” said Jeff Leger, the Brampton, Ont.-based company’s president in a news release. “That’s why we’re changing how we support pharmacists in delivering care in the province. Whether through the clinic or the dispensary, we’re making it easier for Albertans to access the pharmacy healthcare services they need.”
The Edmonton opening follows other Shoppers pharmacy clinic openings elsewhere in Alberta and Ontario, where Shoppers pharmacists see 30 patients per day on average. The clinics are fully integrated with the pharmacies, which have undergone an extensive redesign to improve the overall patient experience.
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