- The prescriptions of patients who are not registered at the Centre and prescriptions not signed by doctors employed at the Centre are not dispensed.
- The drugs are always prescribed by your doctor and drugs cannot be dispensed without a prescription.
- The pharmacist will explain to you the correct way of taking the drugs, how they should be properly kept and, if requested, any side effects and interactions with other drugs.
- All the prescriptions are entered in the pharmacy’s software system. Each patient’s medication record includes entries on all the drugs which have been dispensed, the instructions of use given to the patient as well as the name of the doctor who has prescribed the drugs. Your pharmacist can inform you of the dates and quantities of drugs dispensed to you in the past.
- The drugs can be obtained from the pharmacy either by yourself or another person or the driver of a cancer patient association, once the following fees have been paid:
- 6 Euros registration fee for the visit to the doctor and the issuance of prescriptions,
- 50 cents fee for each drug, with a maximum charge of 10 Euros (health stamps).
To avoid any inconvenience, it is important that you are aware of the following:
Where can I register and from where can I obtain the health stamps?
At the reception at the main entrance.
Where do I affix the registration sticker?
If during your visit to the doctor, the doctor will prescribe drugs, he/she is responsible for affixing the registration sticker on the prescription.
Which health stamps must I obtain?
The doctor will number the drugs written on the prescription and will indicate the total number in a prominent place on the prescription. This number corresponds to the number of health stamps that you will need to obtain.
Where do I affix the health stamps?
You will affix the stamps, which are in the form of stickers, at the back of your prescription, before coming to the pharmacy.
Do inpatients need to register and obtain health stamps?
The same procedure applies also to patients who are discharged from the wards of the Centre, in case they are prescribed drugs upon discharge.
Do I need to register and obtain health stamps for repeat prescriptions as well?
It is necessary to register and obtain stamps also for the repeat prescriptions, which are issued by the pharmacy according to applicable regulations for certain drugs which are subject to control in terms of their availability.
Do I need to pay again for the drug which is not available today?
In case a drug is not available, the pharmacy issues a form with which you can come and receive the drug without registration and stamps, since this has already been done for the original prescription.
Make sure you have followed all these steps to avoid any inconvenience.
If you are non-eligible, then you must obtain your drugs from a private pharmacy and not from the Centre’s pharmacy. In case the drugs are not available in the private sector, the pharmacist will stamp the prescription with the indication “Not available in the private sector”. In this case, you may purchase the drugs from the Centre. If the drugs are available in the private sector, but not in the specific pharmacy, the private pharmacist has the obligation to supply you the drugs within the same day.