About the MAC

General Information

The Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) is a pharmacist-led, patient-centered service through the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. The MAC's goal is to optimize our patients' health through improved medication use and side effect management. The MAC is also a teaching facility which is focussed on enhancing the learning of students, as well as practicing pharmacists, in the area of medication management.

Our Vision

To demonstrate national leadership in the education of health professionals while optimizing the health of our community.

Our Mission

To demonstrate national leadership in the education of health professionals while optimizing the health of our community.

Benefits of the MAC

  • Proven patient impact - more than 4 drug therapy recommendations made per patient referred to MAC by family physicians in Saskatoon
  • Saves you time - let us sort through complex drug regimens and drug history, natural health products, and over-the-counter medications
  • Assessment and consult letters faxed directly to you - contains recommendations to optimize medication regimens
  • Convenience - our pharmacists offer virtual consultations over the phone and via videoconference, reaching rural, remote, or homebound individuals, and keeping people safe and comfortable in their own homes
  • FREE - no cost to you or your patients; includes free parking
  • Valued by physicians and patients -
    • "The letters were very practical and the outcomes were very good."
    • "...prior to that medication assessment I could not walk from the kitchen to the car without having to stop 3 times."

Referrals

We accept referrals from all healthcare professionals, as well as self-referrals from anyone wanting to discuss concerns with their medications in detail with a clinical pharmacist.

Frequently Asked Questions

The MAC is a provincial program based in Saskatoon. Any Saskatchewan resident who has questions or concerns about their medications is eligible for a referral.

You can still refer patients to our clinic if your practice is outside of Saskatoon. While the majority of assessments are done in person, we also conduct virtual consults using secure web-based videoconferencing technology or telephone for patients that are unable to come to the MAC.

Yes!

The Medication Assessment Centre is partially funded by a grant from the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

The MAC is also grateful for the generous contributions and donations from individuals over the years. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the MAC, please contact us.

Free parking is also available for all of our patients when visiting the MAC.