Volume 11 | No. 1 | January / February 2023 query_builder 1 minute

PRIME enrolment for PharmaNet access coming in April



The Ministry of Health will be enrolling College registrants into PRIME from April 1 to August 15, 2023. PRIME is a mainly automated application where health professionals request access to PharmaNet for both sites and individuals. Existing and new PharmaNet users must enrol in PRIME before access is provided.

Patient dispensing history in PharmaNet plays an integral part in building patient profiles, defining impacts on current health, and informing courses of treatment. PRIME enrolment will improve the privacy and security of patient and practitioner information in PharmaNet.

Who else needs to enrol in PRIME

Individuals accessing PharmaNet on a College registrant’s behalf must also enrol by the same August 15, 2023 deadline (e.g., registration clerks, unit clerks, MOAs, students). 

Private community health practices must be registered in PRIME for practitioners to access PharmaNet at those locations. Site registration can be completed by a delegate such as an office manager or MOA.

Where to find more information

Further communications will be sent closer to April with more details on how to enrol in PRIME. A recording of a webinar about the enrolment process will also be made available shortly.

To learn more about site registration and user enrolment, review these resources:

Questions can be directed to PrimeSupport@gov.bc.ca.