FIND US: Clareview
3504A 137 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5Y 1Y7
FIND US Millcreek
9117 82 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z4
 

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Services

Serving Edmonton since 1983, Medi-Drugs offers an experienced team of knowledgeable and competent pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and assistants to meet your medication and health needs. Our pharmacy products and services are trusted by our patients and can be accessed at two different locations to better serve the people of Edmonton.

“We are proud of our commitment to inclusivity and community engagement and do everything we can to foster a safe(r) space for everyone.”

We offer a range of pharmaceutical and home services to our patients, including assistance with vaccines and immunization services, medication reviews and specialty compounding.

Our Services

COVID-19 Services

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination, Rapid Antigen Testing, & Antibody Testing

COVID-19 requires no introduction – this deadly virus has decimated our usual way of life and has caused so much heartache and despair. In support of the community, Medi-Drugs offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at both of their Edmonton locations. We also provide rapid antigen and antibody testing for those requiring or interested in testing. Our staff are here to support you throughout (and after!) this global pandemic. We understand that the information surrounding COVID-19 is often unclear and poorly explained. We are available over the phone or in person to listen to your questions and help you make informed decisions about your own health.

Vaccines, Immunization & Injection Services

As we age, our immune system naturally weakens, which makes it harder for our bodies to defend themselves against the microscopic pathogens (bacteria and viruses) all around and inside of us. This means that as we age, our risk of becoming seriously ill from pathogens increases. Things we may have been better at fighting off in our youth (influenza [flu], herpes zoster [shingles], pneumococcal bacteria [pneumonia], etc) may now cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The same can be said about individuals with certain chronic medical conditions like diabetes, COPD, asthma, and heart failure to name a few.

Vaccines are an incredibly safe and effective tool available to us that can help prevent illness. At Medi-Drugs, we believe it is our duty to provide services that best serve our community in living a long and prosperous life. We believe in being there for each of our patients, especially when they need it most, which is why we are available to counsel about, prescribe, and administer numerous different vaccines, both publicly and privately covered by insurance plans.

Medi-Drugs Pharmacy provides comfortable and professional vaccination services at both the Millcreek and Clareview locations.

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is a virus that can cause severe lung infections amongst other potentially fatal complications in the body. COVID-19 is a novel virus that has spread and continues to spread globally. Unlike influenza and the common cold, our bodies have never seen this version of Coronavirus before and may not be prepared to fight it off effectively. Vaccination is one (and arguably the best) way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the serious and potentially long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. In Canada, the vaccine is currently recommended for nearly all patients aged 12 and older, but eligibility will likely include younger ages in the coming weeks – months.

Our pharmacy offers the Pfizer vaccine (AKA Covirnaty). This vaccine is safe and incredibly effective at reducing both serious/life-threatening complications, as well as transmission.

Please call the pharmacy today to schedule an appointment or book online at one of our locations!

As winter approaches so does the flu season. If you are interested in curbing the spread of the flu that affects millions of Canadians each year, book your immunization shot today. Both of our locations offer influenza immunization services. It’s a simple process, that you can book online anytime. If you need to speak with one of our pharmacists, give us a call

Shingles can present as a painful rash caused by the same virus that leads to chickenpox. When someone is infected with chickenpox as a child, some of the virus remains behind throughout adulthood and can later reactivate to cause a painful shingles rash. The pain from shingles can be severe enough to interfere with our normal day-to-day activities such as walking and sleeping. Symptoms of shingles could include burning sensations, tingling, long-lasting nerve pain, or changes in vision, hearing, or sense of touch.

It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime – this risk increases after the age of 50. We encourage most people over the age of 50 to consider the Shingrix vaccine to reduce their risk of shingles and the long-term nerve pain that can result after infection.

Pneumonia is a lung condition that can commonly result from infection with pneumococcal bacteria. Certain people have a higher risk of severe infections, including people with chronic lung conditions, diabetes, weakened immune systems, or anyone over the age of 65. Two different types of pneumonia vaccines are offered by our pharmacy to reduce your risk. Speak to the pharmacy team to see which vaccine(s) may be best for you to prevent this potentially impairing or fatal condition.

Give us a call if you have any questions about our Pneumonia vaccination or if you would like to discuss what is best for your specific situation.

dTaP vaccination is recommended during most pregnancies and is publicly covered (for Albertans) for pharmacy administration.

This vaccine is recommended between weeks 27 and 32 of the pregnancy. Tetanus vaccines/boosters are also recommended for the general public (every 10 years), but accessing it through Alberta Public Health for this purpose is often a more cost-effective option.

Gardasil is a vaccine administered to prevent the potentially serious outcomes of a viral infection with HPV (human papillomavirus). This virus can cause a range of problems, including genital warts and certain types of cancer. If you were not vaccinated in school, please call the pharmacy team to learn whether this vaccine is right for you.

Personal Drug Testing

Medi-Drugs offers Personal Drug Testing at their Millcreek location only. Our trained staff or pharmacists will assist you with the collection procedure and testing.

We offer in-pharmacy 12-panel or single panel (THC only) urine testing. The sample must be collected in our private bathroom (without observation) and reviewed with you by trained staff. The urine test cannot be sold and completed at home.
  • Amphetamine
  • Barbiturate
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Cocaine
  • MDMA/Ecstasy
  • Methadone
  • Fentanyl
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust)
  • THC (there is also the option to complete a 1-panel THC test for a reduced cost)

Injectable Medication Administration

Many gender-affirming therapies can be injected, like testosterone, estradiol valerate, and Lupron. At both of our Medi-Drug locations, we have pharmacists who can administer your injectable gender-affirming hormones/therapies. At our Millcreek location, our team provides hormone administration and also specializes in hormone injection training. Come visit us to see how you can learn or improve your hormone injection technique – we are here for you whether this is your 1st or 500th injection.

Some people are prescribed injectable vitamin B12 to elevate low vitamin B12 levels detected in blood work. It is not uncommon for a person to be unable to absorb enough vitamin B12 from their diet or oral supplements to raise their levels to an appropriate range. Our pharmacy offers injectable vitamin B12 administration – please call us to arrange an appointment if needed.

Our pharmacies offer injection services for anyone requiring regularly scheduled injections for psychiatric medications like Abilify Maintena ®, Risperdal Consta ®, Invega Sustenna ®, and many more. Please call the pharmacy to arrange an appointment at one of your desired locations if needed.

Some forms of birth control are designed to be injected regularly. If you are prescribed a form of birth control that requires scheduled injections, our pharmacists can support you. Please call us for more information if needed.

Some patients may be prescribed immunosuppressing medications to help manage and control chronic medical conditions. Many of these medications require administration by injection and can be dangerous to handle without proper care and guidance. If you are taking an immunosuppressant, our pharmacists can provide your injections for you or assist you with training. Please call for more information if needed.

Some people with allergies may be prescribed an allergy serum that requires weekly, biweekly, or monthly injections. These serums often require refrigeration and follow a very specific dosing escalation schedule which is best handled by a healthcare professional like a pharmacist. If you have been prescribed an allergy serum (sometimes called ‘allergy shots’ or ‘allergy injections’) and require assistance with getting the process started, please call the pharmacy to schedule your injections.

Our pharmacy offers injection services for a wide variety of intramuscular (into the muscle) and subcutaneous (into the fatty tissue below the skin) injections. Please call the pharmacy for more information about how we can assist or train you in injecting.

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Compounding

Compounding pharmacists are trained to help meet the unique needs of individual patients through formulating personalized medications. At Medi-Drugs we are proud to provide custom medication and treatment plans for our patients with the goal of more effectively treating their medical condition(s). The following compounding resources are available at our pharmacy:

  • Capsules
  • Medication shortage solutions
  • Creams/ointments
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Flavouring
  • Liquids
  • Hormones

Compliance/Blister Packaging

Medication adherence (taking your medication regularly) helps ensure that the therapy remains effective. This can reduce the risk of a prescribing/medication cascade, which may result when poor adherence is mistaken for medication ineffectiveness and more medications are prescribed to help resolve the concern.

To make it easier to remember which medications to take and when to take them, the team at Medi-Drugs can package your medication in convenient blister packages. This strategy helps reduce missed medications and also assists in the prevention of taking double doses.

Blister packs are prepared with a month’s supply of medication. All you have to do is call the pharmacy to request blister packaging and leave the rest to us! We will automatically prepare your medication before it is due and you can either come to pick it up or request to have it delivered to you at no additional cost.

To learn more about how Medi-Drugs is part of environmental sustainability and the types of materials we use for our packaging solutions click below

Medication Review & Care Planning

Medi-Drugs offers a Comprehensive Annual Care Plan (CACP) service (medication review) that helps the pharmacist better understand each patient’s personal goals and improve the care provided by their team. The interaction provides an excellent opportunity for the patient to get to know their health care providers and ask any and all questions that they may have about their health and wellness. Some areas of discussion may include:

Medications

Health Conditions

Therapy Goals

Medication Interactions

Smoking Cessation

If you have been prescribed a number of different medications in the last six months, you may benefit from Medication Review Services. The aim of the service is to help each patient better understand their medications – from why you are taking them, when to take them, and how to best take them – you make informed decisions and have greater ownership of your overall health.

By working directly with you and your physician, as well as other members of your healthcare team, we will develop goals to help optimize your health.

For more information or to schedule a medication review, give us a call today or book an appointment for a medical review.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Do you suspect that you or a member of your family may be sensitive to a specific food product or ingredient? We can help you investigate potential food sensitivities with an IgG antibody food sensitivity test. These kits test for IgG-based reactions to over 100 herbs, foods and spices, including intolerances to gluten. 

As with all of our kits, you’ll collect your sample at home and send it to our partner lab in pre-paid postage. Once your sample is tested, a member of our team will get in touch with you to discuss the results and answer your questions. 

Hardcopy reports are also sent to the pharmacy and can be collected for personal record keeping or collaboration with other health care providers.

For more information regarding our food sensitivity testing, give us a call or book an appointment with one of our pharmacists.   

Crutch Rentals

If you have sustained a leg injury of some kind and now require the use of crutches to get around, Medi-Drugs Pharmacy in Edmonton has a convenient, affordable solution for you. Rather than pay for expensive crutches at the hospital, we’ll rent you a set to use while you recover – just bring them back when you’re done.

Committed To Serving You, Your Loved Ones, & Our Community

Wilson Kwan

Pharmacy Manager - Clareview


Wilson is a registered pharmacist and the pharmacy manager of Medi-Drugs Clareview. He has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Alberta and is dedicated to helping patients achieve their healthcare goals

He understands every patient is unique and treatments may vary, so, Wilson continues to learn about emerging medical trends and therapies.

He is versed in compounded medications, immunizations, and positive lifestyle changes to ensure patients live healthier.

Wilson has worked with various patients in Alberta for over 20 years and looks forward to using his education, training, and skills to help more Albertans.

When he isn’t helping patients, Wilson enjoys staying active with weight training and wall climbing. Contact Wilson to learn more about how he can help you succeed with your healthcare goals.

Dylan Moulton

Pharmacy Manager - Milllcreek


Dylan Moulton is a clinical pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager at Medi-Drugs Millcreek. Dylan received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He is passionate about inclusive healthcare and uses his experience working alongside the 2SLGBTQ+ community to shape his practice and physical pharmacy setting into a safe(r) space for diverse populations to access care. In addition, he aided in the establishment of The LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre in Edmonton and currently sits on the board of directors for this non-profit wellness space.

Dylan and his team strive to provide inclusive pharmacy services to citizens of Alberta, while also taking opportunities to help educate health care providers throughout Canada about gender-affirming care.

From a clinical lens, some of Dylan's professional interests include mental and sexual health. His team at Medi-Drugs Millcreek works closely with numerous community-based groups to ensure their patients and community have the tools/resources they need to live their lives as safely and confidently as they can.

Come say hello! The team at Medi-Drugs Millcreek is always eager to meet and engage with any and all community members and their loved ones.

Aileen Jang

Owner & Founder


Aileen is the owner and founder of the 2 Medi-Drugs locations in Edmonton since 1985.  She is a firm believer in the value that pharmacists offer to improve the physical and mental well-being of the patients they serve.

Aileen has built a team of caring and knowledgeable staff that are committed to the patients and community that they serve and is always looking for better and innovative ways to help Medi-Drugs patients achieve their healthcare goals.


    Quick Refill Order Form - Please fill out every field and submit the form and a pharmacist from our team will contact you when your refill is ready to be picked up.


    Please note this is for existing patients only and new patients will still need to come into one of our 2 locations in person.

    Teaching & Development

    Medi-Drugs is both an educational hub for up-and-coming pharmacists as well as a place where current professionals can continue growing, as they strive to provide additional services to their patients. 

    Training with us consists of extensive hands-on experience in both the laboratory and dispensary. Whether you’re looking to start your career or want to continue expanding upon it, contact us today to discuss how our education program is tailored perfectly to meet the needs of both new professionals and seasoned veterans who seek more knowledge.

    Proud Community Supporter of Diversity & Inclusion

    We are proud supporters of diversity and inclusion and want to ensure our pharmacy spaces are environments that support and inspire identity and representation. 

    Regardless of how you identify or live your truth, you can expect the same high standard of care. You and your loved ones deserve quality medical care and we are here to provide it at Medi-Drugs.

    Compassion, Engagement & Connection

    We’re non-judgmental and welcoming, and our customers find us approachable. When we’re with a customer, nothing else matters.

    Convenient Location

    We understand that convenience for our patients is of the utmost importance. That’s why we offer two convenient locations to serve you and the community. Our Clareview location is open on all days of the week and our Millcreek location operates from Monday to Saturday

    Honesty, Discretion, & Transparency

    We handle every patient’s medical record with the utmost confidentiality and discretion. You can be sure that we will never sell your personal details to anyone nor disclose your medical records with any third party without your express written consent in advance. While we are discreet with your information, we are completely transparent about how we operate. This means providing you with all of the information available to us so that you can make informed decisions about your health care choices.