In July 2022, Alberta expanded the scope of practice for registered pharmacists. These changes give pharmacists the authorization to change prescription drug doses, substitute for generic drugs, and provide refills.
Some pharmacists can also order lab-based tests, provide injection services, diagnose and treat several minor illnesses and ailments. Speak with your pharmacist to find out what additional health care services they can provide for you and your family.
ASEBP’s Extended Health Care benefits provide coverage for a range of medications, including injections and vaccines. Alberta Health Services offers free or subsidized vaccines, including Covid-19 and flu shots—check their list of eligible immunizations before submitting a claim. See the Drug Inquiry Tool on My ASEBP for eligibility details on specific injections and vaccines.
You can also use funds in your Health Spending Account (if you have one) to pay for injections administered at a pharmacy. If you have any questions, contact a benefit specialist.