Online tool helps you find licensed local participating pharmacists
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ California State Board of Pharmacy has created an online registry that consumers can search to find local pharmacies offering specific health services pharmacists are authorized by California law to provide without a prescription.
The e-registry highlights these eight services:
- Self-administered hormonal contraception.
- Emergency contraception.
- Travel medications.
- Nicotine replacement therapy.
- HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pre-exposure prophylaxis.
- HIV postexposure prophylaxis.
To search for these services in your area, visit the Board’s e-registry website and enter a pharmacy or pharmacist’s name, a city name, or a ZIP code. Participating pharmacy professionals will appear with a list of the services they provide plus their contact information.
Pharmacies and pharmacists voluntarily participate in this program by listing any or all of the eight services they provide, helping increase public access to these key health care services. The registry isn’t intended to be exhaustive and might not reflect all locations in your area that offer these services. Contact your local pharmacy if it is not listed.
Consumers are encouraged to verify the information by calling the pharmacy or pharmacist before visiting. If you find an out-of-date or invalid listing, please notify the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. To check a pharmacy professional’s license, visit https://search.dca.ca.gov.
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