Pharmacists with Additional Prescribing Authority

All of our Calgary Co-op pharmacies have pharmacists who have obtained additional prescribing authority from the Alberta College of Pharmacy. A prescribing pharmacist may issue a prescription after assessing a patient for a minor ailment (such as a cold sore, seasonal allergy) or pre-existing and previously diagnosed condition or vaccines and injections. They are not able to prescribe everything, like narcotics or controlled drugs. The pharmacist is only able to prescribe within their scope of practice.

Co-op pharmacists can also prescribe refills for chronic conditions

Co-op pharmacists can renew regular or recurring prescriptions for chronic health conditions, including depression and other mental health concerns, blood pressure medications, cholesterol and COPD medications and asthma inhalers.

Speak with a Co-op prescribing pharmacist about options for common minor ailments

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  • Cold Sore Therapy
  • Oral Thrush and Canker Sores
  • Yeast Infections
  • Diaper Rash
  • Eye Inflammation/Infection
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Jock Itch
  • Athletes Foot
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Allergies
  • Heartburn
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Minor Acne
  • Mild Eczema and Rash
  • Minor Cuts
  • Mild Eczema and Rash
  • Nail Fungal Infections
  • Ringworm treatment
  • Previously Diagnosed Urinary Tract Infection 

Common/ Routine Vaccinations

All of our Calgary Co-op pharmacists are certified to inject. Book an appointment or walk-in to our pharmacy to discuss your vaccine needs. For your convenience, our pharmacists are able to assess, prescribe and inject in one visit.

  • B12 shots
  • Shingles
  • Meningitis
  • Influenza
  • dTap
  • Twinrix
  • Typhoid
  • HPV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Depoprovera
  • Humira
  • Prolia
  • Pneumonia (Prevnar 13 & Pneumovx-23)
  • Pre-filled methotrexate syringes 
  • Yellow Fever (travel health pharmacies only)

Plus, if you are over 65 and you would like the pneumonia vaccine, a Prescribing Pharmacist can provide this at no charge – in one appointment.

While our Prescribing Pharmacists can issue prescriptions, treat minor ailments and provide injections, it is important to see your doctor for further care in some situations.

Contact us or drop by to see how our Prescribing Pharmacists can help you

You’ll find prescribing pharmacists at all Co-op pharmacies. 

Refilling your prescriptions just got easier.

With our new text refill service, you can refill your prescription whenever it is convenient for you and either pick it up, or have us deliver it for free*!  Learn more.

*Free Prescription Delivery within the city limits of Calgary, Strathmore, Airdrie and High River. Delivery charges apply for areas outside these city limits. Ask us for more details.

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