Requirements of a Youth Friendly Pharmacy

What does being part of the Youth Friendly Pharmacy network entail?

It is pretty simple really. We are asking that you:

  1. Provide prescriptive emergency contraception in your pharmacy as a clinical service under a CDTA.
  2. Provide a safe, welcoming environment for teens and young adults coming to your pharmacy in search of emergency contraception.
  3. Identify as a pharmacy in the Youth Friendly Pharmacy network. This includes displaying window decals or other signage that clearly identifies your pharmacy as a Youth Friendly Pharmacy to guests walking in the pharmacy as well as allowing us to share your information on our website and other promotional materials.

The idea is that patients should be able to find and identify a “Youth Friendly Pharmacy” easily. Once at the pharmacy, the patient should have the option of filling out a confidentiality card, typically found as tear-off in the women’s health products aisle or approaching the pharmacy drop off window directly and requesting emergency contraception prescriptive services. From there you can provide your patient with clinical services according to your established CDTA, providing emergency contraception by prescription when clinically appropriate. 

In the future you will have the option of adding other youth friendly pharmacy services. Offering additional clinical services is optional, we only ask that you help us keep our directory information up to date by informing us when you are adding or deleting services.

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