The Refill Clinic provides patients the opportunity to get refills on their routine chronic medications through repeat prescriptions, especially for patients whose medications run out before their next appointment with their primary care physicians.
Patients with zero (0) refills (or 0 tablets) remaining may register at the Refill Clinic by dropping off medication bottles before 2 pm. The clinic has a physician specifically assigned daily to review refills.
Prescriptions will be delivered to the Smith Road Pharmacy after 3 pm, which means patients can leave and pick up their medication at the Smith Road Medical Centre Pharmacy (1st Floor) the same day; they do not have to return to General Practice. Prescription requests dropped off after 2 pm will not be available until the following day after 3 pm.
Dr. Eryka Simmons, Head of General Practice, emphasised that refills are only granted when deemed necessary, and should not be used to replace routine visits. “We highly advise patients to consult with their primary care physician, especially those requiring controlled substances such as opiates, buprenorphine, cannabinol and derivatives, cannabis and cannabis resin, amphetamine and derivatives, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. The dispensing of these substances is now subject to revised rules under the Misuse of Drugs Law,” she stated.
Patients should book an appointment with their primary care physician if it has been more than 6 months since their last visit.
The Refill Clinic is open from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.