The Medication Therapy Services Clinic (MTS Clinic) is located in the East end of St. John’s and allows clients to meet with a clinical pharmacist, in-person or via distance, to discuss their health and medications to ensure they are getting the most out of their medication regimen. We work collaboratively with the client and any recommendations we have are shared with the client’s family physician. We also work with the client’s community pharmacy and any other healthcare professionals they may have. This is a free-of-charge consultation service as the clinic is ran under the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University. Referrals can be made by any healthcare provider or clients can self-refer by using the referral form, or by calling the clinic at 709-777-7491.
We are a support for individuals taking multiple medications, or even just a few but are experiencing side effects or not getting the most out of their medications. We also provide education to those who wish to learn more about their medications. We offer a holistic approach and consider the best medication regimen for each of our clients while considering their coverage status, lifestyle factors and medical conditions. We can also work with clients to increase adherence and make things easier. For example, if an individual is taking a medication that has to be dosed 4 times per day we can look for an alternative that could be taken just once or twice per day. We are also happy to say that we can reach those who live outside of the St. John’s area by using online web conferencing services.
We are relatively new but our clients so far have said that the clinic is a valuable and welcomed service. We are at a stage where we are trying to reach more potential clients and we would love any opportunity to collaborate with you and your patients.
We appreciate anything you can do to help us get the word out about this free-of-charge clinical service! Please feel free to visit our website or call us to get more information.
Dr. Cathy Balsom, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D.
MTS Clinic Pharmacist
Memorial University School of Pharmacy
75 Tiffany Court | St. John’s, NL | A1A 0L1 T 709 777 6195 | F 709 777-8886