From Monday 10th October, all Tasmanians can call a pharmacist about their medication questions when their usual health professionals are closed. Call 1300 PHARMY (1300 742 769) between 6pm and midnight AEDT (Freecall).
The Tasmanian-Government funded advice line is now available to all Tasmanian residents, including other health professionals, that are seeking support and advice from an expert pharmacist. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) have partnered with PharmOnline to commence the Pharmacist After Hours Advice Line (PAAL) over the next 8 months.
After recognising the impact on local emergency departments, Premier and Health Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, supported the proposal to increase accessibility to the medication experts – pharmacists. A media release was released today here.
A team of experience Tasmanian pharmacists are able to answer your questions about medication dosage, medication safety and drug interactions. When Tasmanians call the advice line, they will be triaged and advised if they need to see their local pharmacist, General Practitioner (GP), or if they need to head to hospital for treatment. A written summary of the phone consultation will be emailed to the caller for their own records and send onto their nominated GP with consent. Tasmanians will be asked to provide feedback on the service via an anonymous survey.
Call 1300 PHARMY (1300 742 769) between 6pm and midnight AEDT (Freecall) for convenient advice. To learn more about the Tasmanian pharmacist team, head to https://www.pharmonline.com.au/about-us/
To read more, head to the PSA website: https://www.psa.org.au/tas-pharmacist-advice-line/