Frequently Asked Questions

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We’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about our pharmacies! If you are in need of additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact your nearest Central Drugs location.

  • Yes – Central Drugs offers prescription delivery services to all of our patients. We know that oftentimes families are required to pick up medications and deliver them to their loved ones. Our free delivery service and recurring prescription blister packs help eliminate this burden, leaving families with more quality time to spend together. Simply call your local Central Drugs and ask your trusted pharmacist about our free delivery program.

  • Yes you can! We know how important it is to get personalized health care, because no two people are exactly alike. We offer convenient online or telephone booking for all of our appointment services including consultations, medication reviews, travel vaccinations, flu shots and vaccination updates.

  • Central Drugs has seven convenient locations to serve you across Central Vancouver Island:

    • Dunsmuir – 250-753-6401, 495A Dunsmuir St., Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6B9
    • Dufferin – 250-716-0063, 101-1125 Dufferin Cres., Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2B5
    • Colvile – 778-441-5140, 102-1515 Dufferin Cres., Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5H6
    • Bowen – 250-758-7711, 2220 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo, BC, V9R 1H9
    • Pacific Station – 250-585-6178, 103-5160 Dublin Way, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 0H2
    • Brickyard – 250-751-2576, 6010 Brickyard Rd., Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1S5
    • Lantzville – 250-390-4423, 7186 Lanzville Rd., Nanaimo, BC, V0R 2H0
  • Prescription compounding is a process where our pharmacists combine or alter a medication to suit our patient’s unique needs. This ensures that your medications are tailored to your exact set of circumstances, taking into account allergies and sensitivities, helping to reduce or eliminate side effects or altering the composition of the medication for children or even pets.

    Find out more about our Specialty Prescription Compounding services.

    • Home Health Care
    • Speciality Compounding
    • Blister Packing
    • Medical Reviews
    • Travel Consultations
    • Free Delivery of prescriptions and other pharmaceutical products

Each one of our locations is owned and operated by a pharmacist who cares about your health.

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