Pharmacy Services

The Pharmacy department at Colac Area Health is a fully comprehensive medication service. We have an enthusiastic team comprising of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

Our services include:

  • Safe and timely supply of medication
  • Monitoring and minimising side effects
  • Providing medication information to the health care team such as doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
  • Patient medication advise and counselling
  • Dispensing of medications for inpatients and outpatient clinics
  • Supply of specialised medication for Hospital in the Home and Cancer Therapy patients
  • Supporting Youth Health Hub patients with medication dispensing and counselling
  • Presentations for rehabilitation programs such as Cardiac and Lung clinics
  • Visiting patients in their home after discharge. Our aim is to ensure safe medication management and prevent re-admission to hospital
  • Delivery and supply of specialised medications from Barwon Health

Cost

  • When admitted to the hospital you will not be charged for medicines used during your stay. Upon discharge the doctors may write a prescription which may be filled at the hospital pharmacy or your regular community pharmacy.
  • We charge the same PBS co-payment as community pharmacies, so please ensure you present your concession card on arrival.
  • Note that ALL discharge medication costs can contribute to your safety net threshold for the calendar year, we may print out a report on request.

Pharmacy Placements

 As a teaching hospital we take students throughout the year for allocated university placements. For students interested in experiencing work in a regional hospital we invite you to visit the SHPA website to register for a summer student placement at the end of the year.

Location

  • Galvin McMarthy Building – Main reception entrance.
  • The pharmacy window is beside Clinical Labs pathology. Please press the buzzer next to the window to be serviced.

Contact: 

Pharmacy
03 5232 5100

 

Hours: 

Monday to Friday
8.30 am to 4.30 pm

 

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