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Departments

Medication Management

Medication Management outreach pharmacists provide a comprehensive medication assessment to clients at home incorporating:

  • Medication review
  • Compliance assessment
  • Medicines education
  • Compliance aid education.

The hospital outreach medication review (HOMR) can also be used to identify problems the medicines may be causing, or may not be treating adequately.

A report is routinely sent to the GP and community pharmacy to outline the findings of the visit and recommend solutions to any problems encountered.

Eligibility:

This service is available to all Austin Health clients identified with possible problems managing their medicines.

The client must be living at home, within a 20 km radius of the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg.

Location:

The HARP Medication Management outreach pharmacists are located at the Austin Hospital.

Referral:

Any health care worker working in the acute, rehabilitation or community setting can refer clients. The HOMR referral form should be completed and faxed to the Pharmacy department at Austin Health on 9459 4546. The outreach pharmacist will then contact the referrer to discuss the client.

Contact:

For more information, contact HARP Medication Management on 9496 3660