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How can WPQC Pharmacies Help You

The Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative (WPQC) is a group of pharmacies and health plans working together to help you get the most benefit from your medications. The program can also help keep your healthcare costs lower by helping you use medications in the best way.

Help with Your Medications:
Your pharmacist can help you learn how to use special equipment used to take your medication. This could include, inhalers, blood glucose monitors, self-injectors or other equipment. Pharmacists can also help with medication check ups.

Offer Medication Check-ups
This is a meeting between you and your pharmacist to discuss all of the medicines that you take. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines and herbal or nutritional supplements. Your pharmacist will review the medications with you, including the name, amount you take and how it helps you. These check-ups are for anyone, even if people don’t take many medications. The check-ups are especially helpful for people who have an ongoing medical condition such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease. They are also helpful for people who have just been in the hospital or a nursing home. During a Medication Check-Up, a WPQC pharmacist can help make sure:
  • You know how to use a special equipment to take medication. This includes inhalers, blood glucose, insulin pens, self-injectable medications and others
  • You are not spending too much money on your medications
  • You are taking the right amount of medication at the right time of day
  • Which medicines are okay to take at the same time
  • Vitamins, supplements or over-the-counter medicines you take are safe and will help you get or stay healthy
  • Your questions or concerns about your medicines are answered
Why Talk to a WPQC Pharmacist

Many people are taking a lot of medications to get or stay healthier. It’s harder when you take more than one medication. Your pharmacist can help make sure you are taking medications right, answer all your questions, and talk to your doctors.

How to Make an Appointment

Contact your pharmacy to determine if they are a WPQC participating pharmacy. If they are participating, ask them about setting up an appointment for a medication check-up.