WCFHT now offering online prescription renewal

CARP – The West Carleton Family Health Team (WCFHT) is taking prescription renewals online.

Currently in the testing phase, the WCFHT, based on patient feedback, felt this was a much need service.

“Many of our patients have been asking for a feature on the health portal that would allow them to renew their medications online,” the WCFHT said in a statement. “We took this feedback into consideration and subsequently added a medication renewal feature to the Patient Health Portal. We developed this feature to be easy to use, however it needs some testing to ensure all processes are working properly before it is available to all patients.”

 If you are a patient of one of the following physicians: Dr. Stecher, Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Vigneron, Dr. Fraser, Dr. Tonon, or Dr. Rosenkrantz and in need of a prescription renewal, please use the online medication renewal feature in the Patient Health Portal. You’ll find this feature under the Medications section.

Certain medications, including controlled substances, cannot be renewed online. In your portal account, if there is no check-box next to the medication it may not be renewed online and will require that you book an appointment with your healthcare provider to renew this prescription.

To learn more, please review the Medication Renewals handout in the Resources section.

Registering on the portal is easy. You just need your Ontario Health Card number and your date of birth. To login or begin this simple registration process, visit https://portal.wcfht.ca/.