Medscheck

Our Free Medicine Review Service

Each year, around 210,000 Australians are hospitalised due to medicine mishaps.

Now you can take more control of your health with a MedsCheck or Diabetes MedsCheck at TerryWhite Chemmart®. These services include a private consultation with your local TerryWhite Chemmart® Pharmacist to increase the effectiveness of your medicines and improve your overall wellbeing.

If you, or someone you love, are taking multiple medications or have type 2 diabetes, speak to your TerryWhite Chemmart® Pharmacist today about booking a FREE MedsCheck*.

*Eligible customers only.

Why have a MedsCheck or Diabetes MedsCheck?

  • Better understand how to use your medicines to improve their effectiveness
  • Receive useful information about how to better manage your condition
  • Reduce your risk of an avoidable trip to hospital

What is a MedsCheck?

A MedsCheck involves a one-on-one consultation with your local TerryWhite Chemmart® Pharmacist. They will review your medicines in store to help you:

  • Identify any concerns or problems you may have with your medicines
  • Better manage your health conditions and improve your general wellbeing
  • Improve the effectiveness of your medicines by using them correctly

What is a Diabetes MedsCheck?

A Diabetes MedsCheck involves a one-on-one consultation with your local TerryWhite Chemmart® Pharmacist. They will review your type 2 diabetes management plan in store to help you:

  • Improve your understanding of your diabetes medication
  • Use your blood glucose monitoring devices more effectively
  • Manage your blood glucose levels
  • Understand the best time to test your blood glucose
  • Reduce the risk of developing complications associated with type 2 diabetes

What’s the difference between MedsCheck and services such as Home Medicines Review (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR)?

A Home Medicines Review and Residential Medication Management Review are conducted in your home and require a referral from your doctor. MedsChecks are in-pharmacy services, and don’t require a referral.

Could you benefit from a MedsCheck?

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At TerryWhite Chemmart Nelson Bay we can collaborate with your GP to advise you in the correct use of your medicines.

Speak to your GP about your eligibility for this service.

Once you’ve got a referral one of our accredited pharmacists can come to your home and conduct a medicine review.

They can provide you with one on one advice, which can help you:

  • Understand how to take your medicines correctly
  • Learn why and when to take them
  • Know where best to store your medicines
  • Recognise what problems you should report to your GP
  • Make sure your prescription medicines, over the counter medicines and vitamins are appropriate to take with each other
  • Clarify any confusion you have with generic medicines
  • Learn about Medicine Manager, which tell you when to take your medicine
  • Change your medicines (if needed)

Our Medicine Review Services

  • Home Medication Review – A 60 minute consultation with an accredited pharmacist in your own home. This service is free when a referral is received from your doctor. A report is sent to your doctor that will assist the doctor to manage your treatment
  • Meds Check : A free 20 minute review of your medication conducted by a pharmacist in the pharmacy. Recommendations are sent to your doctor.
  • Diabetes Management Check : A free 20 minute consultation with a pharmacist that will focus on the best way to manage blood sugar levels and diabetic medication.

This service is provided free and is subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).