The Point of Care Symbol

We encourage all pharmacies and pharmacists to display the Point of Care symbol, as it has become the universal identifier of quality pharmacy care in Ontario. Consider all of the different ways you can utilize this symbol in your pharmacy practice:
Point of Care symbol

Pharmacy Identification: As part of the OCP's accreditation standards, Council's intent is to make it a requirement under the DPRA that all accredited community pharmacies prominently display the OCP's Point of Care symbol in at least one main public entrance to their pharmacy


Pharmacist Identification: All licensed community and hospital pharmacists are encouraged to wear the Point of Care symbol whenever they have contact with their patients or the public in a professional capacity


Websites: An OCP-supplied electronic image of the Point of Care symbol must be posted on the first splash page of any pharmacy website owned and operated by an accredited Ontario pharmacy


Business Cards: Licensed Ontario pharmacists may include the Point of Care symbol on their business cards (either in Pantone 349-Green or Black (neutral)). They may also choose to place the symbol on "generic" pharmacy business cards intended for patient reference and use


Letterhead, Fax Covers, E-mail: Pharmacists may also place the symbol on professional or pharmacy letterhead, fax cover sheets or emails that include electronic images


Prescription Labels and Vials: Accredited Ontario pharmacies may choose to place the Point of Care symbol on prescription vials and/or labels. The symbol can be pre-printed on vials, vial labels, or affixed separately at the time the prescription is filled


Hospital Signage: Hospitals may choose to display the Point of Care symbol in directional signage used to help visitors/patients locate the outpatient pharmacy. The symbol cannot be used in signage used to advertise an outpatient pharmacy or its services


To request the Point of Care sign or as an electronic file, please contact the Ontario College of Pharmacists at 416-962-4861 or email FOS@ocpinfo.com

Download the Point of Care Symbol Graphic Standards (v4).