Call on your MPP to improve our healthcare system in Ontario by allowing pharmacists to perform point-of-care testing.
As highly-trained, trusted, and community-based healthcare professionals, Ontario's pharmacists play an important role when it comes to managing our everyday health. But they can and want to do more.
Introducing point-of-care testing in Ontario would allow your local pharmacist to perform simple on-site tests to monitor for a variety of health conditions and also to determine your medication’s effectiveness and consult with your doctor on appropriate treatments. It’s about bringing health care closer to home for seniors or communities where clinical or laboratory testing is not readily available. And it would help alleviate the strain on our healthcare system, where long wait times create hurdles to Ontarians to access our otherwise world-class care.
Ontario’s pharmacists are highly-trained, knowledgeable, and trusted healthcare professionals, and they want to do more for their patients. Point-of-care testing can help bridge a gap in our system and ensure all Ontarians have access to the healthcare they deserve.