Changes to Medication Dispensing at the Black Tickle and Cartwright Community Clinics Effective November 30, 2020

Public Notice – October 30, 2020

The Standards of Practice as set out by the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board and the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, requires Labrador-Grenfell Health to change the manner in which medications are dispensed at its community clinics along the Labrador coast.

As a result, the Black Tickle and Cartwright Community Clinics will no longer be dispensing long-term prescriptions as of November 30, 2020. This change promotes and protects the rights and responsibilities of clients and follows regulatory standards and best practices for the dispensing of medications. 

Clients are responsible to:

  1. Contact the Black Tickle/Cartwright clinic to review active prescription(s).
  2. Make an appointment at the clinic one month before prescription(s) need to be renewed. (This information can be found on the label of current prescription medications. Please see sample label below.)

3. Choose a community pharmacy to transfer any active prescriptions from the clinic. (Labrador-Grenfell Health can fax new prescriptions to the community pharmacy chosen by clients, if required.)

4. Discuss medication pick-up/delivery and arrange payment with the community pharmacy. (Only medications filled at pharmacies in Happy Valley-Goose Bay may be picked up at the Black Tickle/ Cartwright clinic.)

Labrador-Grenfell Health will continue to have a small supply of medications in case they are required by clients on short notice. The clinic will continue to provide acute-care medications.

Nursing staff at the Black Tickle/Cartwright Community Clinics will be available to answer questions and provide support during this change.

For more information, please contact the Black Tickle Community Clinic at 709-471-8872 or the Cartwright Community Clinic at 709-938-7285.