Empowering your youth in their self or shared health care.
Back to Family Toolkit Take a Medication QuizHow to Talk to Your Pharmacist
- Just TRAC it!: Put the number of pharmacy/name of pharmacist in the Contacts app on a phone or tablet.
- Check pill containers for refills and ensure that youth always have one refill available.
- Be aware of youth’s use of medications, amount taken, overuse, or sharing drugs with others.
- Non-emergency questions for a Pharmacist can be answered through HealthLink BC or Dial 811.
- If your youth is planning to move away from home, check the locations of local pharmacies in their new neighbourhood.
- Know when medications require a Special Authority Request from Pharmacare and how to get this form completed and submitted.
- Ask for copies or take a picture of test results.
- Ask health care providers to explain all test results.
- At 16 years of age, youth can set up an ehealth profile to access all their lab results online.
- Just TRAC it!: Write down reasons for tests in the Notes app on a phone or tablet.
- Keep a binder of letters, reports, assessments and lab results. Include a contact list of all care providers – who to see for what, and when.
- Pick up a free Plan-It book from the Family Resource Library at BC Children’s Hospital.
- Scan your documents and keep a computer file and a portable USB drive, as well as a paper copy in case of an emergency.
- Learn about access to personal health care records before transferring to adult services.
- Until youth are 16 years of age- parents can set up an E-Health profile to access lab results and clinic letters.
- Just TRAC it!: Take photos of any important documents with a phone or tablet – transfer them to electronic or print records.
- Ask for a copy of your youth’s Transition Pathway – and all applicable reports and assessments at your last pediatric clinic visit.