Specialty Services

  The role of the pharmacy is changing. Essential Pharmacy is meeting this new role by providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to health and wellness. Combining traditional pharmacy services with natural alternatives, we offer a full-service medical dispensary coupled with a broad range of natural and homeopathic remedies. As a complete health center, our pharmacist and natural health advisor work together to provide specialized health treatments based on individual needs.

Blister Packaging

  Free easy-to-follow medication packaging.
We sync up your medications, so you never run out of refills.

Fertility Specialty Services

 Our Twin Oaks Pharmacy is specialized to handle all your fertility prescription needs, as well as pre-natal and post-natal care.

Contact our fertility team with any questions

Home Healthcare

 We have a large selection of home healthcare products such as compression socks, bracing, mobility needs & more.
Contact any of our locations today!

Minor Ailments

 As of January 1, 2023, Ontario pharmacists are authorized to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments:
• Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
• Oral thrush (candidal stomatitis)
• Pink eye (conjunctivitis; bacterial, allergic and viral)
• Dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)
• Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
• Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD))
• Hemorrhoids
• Cold sores (herpes labialis)
• Impetigo
• Insect bites and hives
• Tick bites (post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease
• sprains and strains (musculoskeletal)
• Urinary tract infections (uncomplicated)

Call the closest HealthFirst Pharmacy to you to book your appointment.

Medication Reviews

 Do you take 3 or more medications? If so, book a medication review with one of our pharmacists. They will review your entire prescription profile with you, including any over-the-counter products, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies that you take.
Our pharmacists can advise on the best time to take your meds, flag any potential side effects and drug interactions, and answer any other questions you may have.

Diabetes Management

 Looking to review your blood glucose readings with a healthcare professional? Book an appointment with one of our pharmacists today to help you improve your A1C.

INR Testing

 Are you taking Warfarin (Coumadin)? Are you currently going to a blood lab to have your INR checked? Our specially trained pharmacists can test your blood with a simple finger poke and manage your INR all in one visit.

Ideal Protein Weight Loss

 At Beachside Pharmacy our Weight Loss Coach is ready to onboard you and help you get to reach your ideal body weight.

Book your appointment today

Health Naturals

 Looking for your favorite vitamins, minerals or health food products? Many of our locations carry all your favorite brands. Call or visit us today and we can ensure you are on the best supplements.

Flu Shots & Travel Vaccines

 Vaccinations are not just for kids. Make sure your adult vaccines and booster shots are up to date too.

Speak with one of our pharmacists today.


 Looking for something special? We have some great giftware and gifting ideas that are unique. Our largest selection is located at our main site at 2464 Howard Avenue.

Mental Health Services

 Contact our HealthFirst Pharmacy located at 1329 Windsor Avenue at (519) 977-2107 to learn more about our specialty mental health services.


 Compounding refers to the process of creating personalized medications to meet the specific needs of a patient. Typically, this is done with a customized prescription from a doctor, and a compounding pharmacy will then combine the necessary ingredients to create the medication.

Contact our compounding team for any questions.