To obtain a copy of your PharmaNet Patient Record, you can make a request through any pharmacy in British Columbia. The pharmacist cannot print your record for you, but will forward your request electronically to the College of Pharmacists of B.C.. The College will mail your PharmaNet Patient Record directly to you.
To request your patient record you must provide Positive Identification at the pharmacy. Positive identification is:
1 piece of Primary Identification (birth certificate; citizenship card; Canadian Record of Landing; Canadian-issued student, employment or visitor authorization; Diplomatic passport; Federal Ministers permit approved by the B.C. Minister of Health; credit card with embedded photo of the cardholder) OR
2 pieces of Secondary Identification (Drivers licence; Passport; Native Status Card; Canadian Forces ID Card; Canadian police identification card; Provincial or territorial identification card)
To be sure that your Patient Record is mailed to your correct address, ask the pharmacist to check your address on PharmaNet and update it if it is not current.
The PharmaNet Patient Record you receive in the mail will include:
- Your demograhic information on record with the Ministry of Health
- All medications dispensed to you by community pharmacies or hospital outpatient pharmacies in B.C. during the past 14 months
- Accesses made to your PharmaNet Patient Record by pharmacists, Emergency Department physicians, private physicians, the College of Pharmacists of B.C. or the College of Physicians of B.C. during the past 3 years.
The PharmaNet Patient Record does not include any details about the costs of the medications dispensed to you. You can request this information from the pharmacy that dispensed the medication to you, or from Pharmacare for those medications paid for or covered by Pharmacare.
You may obtain a PharmaNet Patient Record that includes medications dispensed more than 14 months ago, and/or which includes accesses to your Patient Record more than 3 years ago by contacting the College of Pharmacists of B.C. at 604.733.2440 or 800.491.6333.