Billing Practices

The dispensing or professional fee that is charged for every filled prescription can vary between pharmacies.

The fee is intended to cover the cost to the pharmacy of filling the prescription, including such things as salary and overhead as well as services required when a prescription is filled. It is sometimes referred to as the “usual and customary” fee and is required to be posted in a location visible to every patient. Additional fees may be charged for other services.

The College does not set fees or set restrictions on fees.

The College’s Policy on Fees for Professional Services sets out College expectations when pharmacists charge fees for professional services outside of usual and customary dispensing activities.