Fall River Guardian


Taking care of your health is important, and your pharmacist can help you in many more ways than you may know! Check out what else we can do for you. There are many new services that Fall River Guardian is offering. Easy. Accessible. Healthcare

Compliance Packaging

We offer custom blister packaging to suit your needs. We have different options from once to four times daily dosing. New blister pack patients receive a consultation equivalent to the basic medication review service to ensure that they are receiving the maximum benefit. Our goal is to optimize dosing, and ensure that conflicting medications are not taken at the same time. Blister packs make it easier to adhere to drug therapy.

Free curbside pickup

Please select items from our list of essentials. We will pick, pack and bring the order to your vehicle (curbside) for a contactless option. Please call to add prescriptions

Basic Medication Review. $52.50

The patient (or the patients agent) and the pharmacist review medical conditions, allergies, and medications. Attention is given to assessment for drug related problems, and optimizing drug therapy. The service is communicated to the physician, along with any pertinent information or recommendations. This service may be covered for pharmacare members.

Advanced Medication Review: $150

The patient (or the patients agent) and the pharmacist review in depth the patients medical history, conditions, allergies, past therapies, current therapy, successes and failures in treatment, barriers to drug therapy, current efficacy of therapy, and address any concerns that the patient may have. Patients who undertake this service have a more complicated regime and often take 4 or more medications.

Third Party Advice

We provide free advice to our patients regarding third party navigation. We can help you with choices such as whether or not to join the seniors pharmacare plan at age 65, to keep a private plan, or both. We offer guidance on alternate drug coverage opportunities that are in place in our province and how to join (family pharmacare). We help you to get the drugs that are covered by your plan, and can do a predetermination for coverage of a medication on your behalf.

Vaccine Administration

In Nova Scotia the Influenza Vaccine is FREE (publicly funded at no cost to the patient). Pharmacists at Fall River Guardian also can administer vaccines to patients 2 years of age and older for the prevention of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Herpes Zoster & Human Papillomavirus (HPV). $20

 Free Prescription Renewal

Pharmacists can now renew eligible prescriptions for up to 180 days (days supply based on pharmacist assessment)  . This service is free to all residents of N.S. with a valid health card. Please call for details.


Pharmacists can prescribe the following vaccines to patients 2 years of age & older for the prevention of: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox), Herpes Zoster (shingles), and for Human Papillomavirus (HPV-genital warts, cervical cancer, & other types of cancer). (Fee is dependent on service). Pharmacists can also assess and prescribe Birth Control, treatment of Shingles and for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections for women. This service is free for all residents with a valid N.S. Health Card Please call for details.

Prescription (Therapeutic) Substitution

Pharmacist changes prescription to a different drug that has an equivalent therapeutic effect. $26.50

Prescription Adaption

Pharmacist makes change in dose, duration, regimen, or formulation. This service may be covered for Pharmacare members. $14

Emergency Prescriptions

If unable to see your regular health care provider in time, and there is an immediate need for a medication, a pharmacist may provide an emergency prescription. $22.50

Prescribing Schedule II & III drugs

A pharmacist may prescribe any Schedule II or III drugs as listed in the national drug schedules. Some examples include injectable medications (epinephrine injector, insulin), oral medications (sublingual nitroglycerin, travelers diarrhea vaccine, ASA, most OTC), and topical formulations (coal tar formulations (>10%), lidocaine preparations) $22.50.

Prescribing for Minor Ailment

Pharmacists at Fall River Guardian can consult with you and prescribe for a list of minor ailments. Resulting prescriptions can be billed to your drug plan if applicable.$22.50. Minor Ailments include:

  • Non-infectious Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cough
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Mild Headache
  • Minor Muscle Pain
  • Minor Joint Pain
  • Minor Sleep Disorders
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Xerophthalmia (dry eyes)
  • Oral Ulcers
  • Oral Fungal Infection (Thrush)
  • Fungal Infections of the Skin
  • Vaginal Candidiasis (yeast infection)
  • Threadworms and Pinworms
  • Herpes Simplex (cold sore)
  • Contact Allergic Dermatitis
  • Mild Acne
  • Mild Urticaria (includes bites & stings)
  • Impetigo
  • Dandruff
  • Calluses and Corns
  • Warts (excluding facial and genital)
  • Smoking Cessation

Fall River Pharmacy
3084 Nova Scotia Highway 2
Fall River, N.S. B2T 1J5
  • 3084 Nova Scotia Highway 2, Fall River NS 902 861-2020