Medication Assessments


What is a Medication Assessment?

A medication assessment is used to identify medication and health-related problems. During an assessment, you will meet with your pharmacist to review your medications and conditions to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective with the goal of improving your drug therapy and overall health.

 The pharmacist will meet with you to:

  • Ask you questions about your medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal)
  • Review your medical history
  • Ensure you have a strong understanding of why you are taking each of your medications, and how they work
  • identify and address any possible drug interactions or complications, evaluate the necessity for each medication and determine if there is a need that isn't being met
  • Answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your medications
  • Make recommendations to your doctor to ensure you are on the best medications for you

How will a Medication Assessment help me?

The goal of the assessment is to maximize understanding of your specific medications and conditions and to address any problems that may be present.

We want to ensure your medications are:

  • Safe to take with all your medications and conditions
  • Effective in achieving your treatment goals

We also want to be able to:

  • Answer questions and concerns you may have about your medications or overall health 
  • Make recommendations to your doctor, when appropriate

Who Benefits from a Medication Assessment?

You could benefit from an assessment if:

  • You are 65 or older
  • You are taking 5 or more long-term medications (including prescription, over the counter and herbal medications)
  • You are taking warfarin or other blood thinners
  • You are taking a medication listed in Beers List
  • You have a hard time keeping track of your medications
  • You have trouble remembering to take your medications
  • You are experiencing side effects
  • Your medications have changed recently
  • You have any questions or concerns about your medication

How much does it cost?

This service is funded by the Ministry of Health for beneficiaries of the Saskatchewan Drug Plan who meet specific criteria. Talk to your pharmacist today!