Ontario Pharmacy Health Program

Ontario Pharmacy Health Program

Lifemark Health is pleased to be the new service provider for the Ontario Pharmacy Health Program, previously called the Ontario Pharmacy Support Program (OPSP).

The Program will be operating in a similar fashion to the OPSP.

The OPHP aims to lower emotional, social and economic costs associated with psychiatric disorders, substance use and or emotional disorders for registrants of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

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Ontario Pharmacy Health Program
Program goals

Program Goals

  • provide industry-leading assessment, treatment and disability management services
  • prevent long-term disability absences
  • promote the health and wellness of registrants
  • provide evidence-based, prompt, comprehensive options for all registrants
  • promote return to work and improve productivity
  • maintain confidentiality of personal health information

Services Offered

We provide registrants with the following options:

comprehensive psychological, psychiatric and/or substance use assessments: clear diagnostic and functional formulation of a registrant’s condition, treatment and practice recommendations

  • (e.g., monitoring, safety concerns in practice)
  • direct or facilitated treatment interventions tailored to
  • pharmacy professionals' specific needs: evidence-based treatment
  • co-ordination of substance use counselling and relapse prevention
  • co-ordination of specialized mental health and substance use programs
  • monitoring services that are tailored to registrants’ specific needs.

Funded Program Coverage includes:

  • case management services
  • assistance with staying at work and/or when ready to return to work
  • independent monitoring
  • assistance in learning about community resources available

Pharmacy Professionals are responsible for funding:

  • treatment
  • laboratory screens
  • medical and clinical assessments
services offered

We also provide:

  • self-referral options
  • information and advice about mental health concerns
  • information about available clinical and assessment services throughout Ontario
  • information about monitoring and advocacy services.
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Community Resources

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College of Ontario Pharmacists


COVID-19 Telehealth

If individuals are concerned that they may be exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Mental Health Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2
Coping with the Stress of the COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Stress and Coping https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
For More Information or To Make a Referral Contact Us

Phone: 1-844-931-0007
Fax: 1-866-429-9137
Email: [email protected]

The line is open during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm, excluding holiday. Should you wish to leave a message after hours, this confidential secure mailbox is checked on a regular basis. Your call will be returned within one business day. Please note this is not a crisis line. If you require immediate assistance, please proceed to your nearest emergency room/hospital or call 911.