Dalhousie ESL

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Your pharmacy. Where and when you need it.

DrugSmart is proud to be working with Dalhousie Students' Union and its members to bring you Direct2U Virtual Pharmacy, the first and only full-service virtual pharmacy in Canada. Where convenience meets accessibility, and innovation meets affordability. Get free prescription delivery in 1 to 3 business days anywhere in Canada, or come visit us at one of our locations – it's up to you!

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Back 2 School Giveaway

Back 2 School Giveaway: Get a free Smart AF Back 2 School Kit with your first order

Use the discount code DalGoesB2S to get a free Smart AF B2S Kit with your first prescription order or over-the-counter purchase.

Back 2 School Giveaway Instructions:

  1. Add at least one (1) prescription transfer, prescription refill and/or pharmacy item to your first order.
  2. Add a Smart AF B2S Kit to your cart before checkout.
  3. Apply your discount code at checkout.


Once you create your account and we verify your information you will be eligible for benefits. This includes:

  • 15 DrugSmart Circle points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases (what is this?)
  • a 5,000 point DrugSmart Circle sign up bonus that can be redeemed for $10 off your next eligible purchase
  • access to a pharmacist by video or phone chat 
  • standard shipping in 1 to 3 business days available across Canada
  • free prescription delivery available to students on all plans
  • free delivery on over-the-counter orders over $35 
  • order any pharmacy item and deliver it right to campus or your house
  • get your deliveries in 100% compostable mailers and your prescription medications in eco-friendly vials (what is this?)
  • access to Direct2U's extensive Health Hub

How to get a new prescription

Ask your doctor to fax it directly to us at 1-833-MY-DSP-RX (1-833-693-7779) or to the fax number of your preferred DrugSmart location. Prescription refills can be easily ordered online or by calling your DrugSmart of choice.

What is my coverage?

All international students studying at Dalhousie University are required to have health insurance. You are automatically enrolled in the DSU International Health Plan. If you remain in Canada for 12 consecutive months, you may become eligible for MSI, the Nova Scotia Provincial Health Care program. 

Coverage for prescription medications may be provided under your Extended Health & Dental Benefits, provided by Student VIP.

Consult the policy to learn more about the DSU International Health Plan.

Please note that the coverage outlined is for the 2021-2022 policy year. In the event of a discrepancy between the website and the benefit booklet, the benefit booklet will be taken as true.

Virtual Pharmacy Contact Card

• Ask your doctor to fax prescriptions to 1-833-MY-DSP-RX (1-833-693-7779)

• Call us toll-free any day of the week at 1-833-DSP-CHAT (1-833-377-2428)

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Online Prescription Refill Ontario


We offer a personalized prescription service for every customer.​ Our team of pharmacists are committed to helping you manage your health, and ensuring you are well-informed about your medications. We provide consistent access and convenient service, including automated refills and online ordering. We are also a fully-licensed, NAPRA-compliant compounding pharmacy.

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Sports and Fitness Nutrition

Sports + nutrition

Fitness and nutrition are major factors when it comes to health. We've designed our loyalty program that rewards you that rewards you for taking a step towards your health and wellness. We've come up with fun ways to inspire better health. You earn bonus points by participating in fitness, nutrition, or wellness challenges, and can then spend those points on your favourite health and wellness products.

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Vitamin and Supplement Store

Vitamins + supplements

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients required by the body to carry out a range of normal functions. Many of these micronutrients are not produced in our bodies and must be derived from the food we eat. Supplements can play an important role when nutritional requirements are not met through diet alone.

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Travel Health Ontario

Travel health

All DrugSmart Pharmacy locations are certified Travel Health Now™ Vaccination Centres.

Travel Health Now's mission is to prepare every traveller to confidently explore the world. Through innovation and exceptional health care providers, patients are provided a state-of-the-art travel health experience. Travellers can receive a virtual consult from anywhere, on any device, and get vaccinated at any DrugSmart location.

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Sustainable Eco-Friendly Pharmacy


We use eco-friendly vials for medications and deliver using 100% compostable mailers.

Our compostable mailers are made from a combination of PBAT, a bio based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular field corn and wheat straw. Our use of PLA makes up barely 0.05% of the annual global corn crop, making it an incredibly low-impact resource.

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What is Virtual Pharmacy?

There are plenty of pharmacies out there. Many of them offer delivery and some are on every block. The DrugSmart difference is our commitment to you, our customer. You can count on us to always:

Get all of the convenience benefits like ordering online and free delivery without sacrificing the in-person level of care you receive from a pharmacist. One of our pharmacists will be dispensing your medication in the exact same way we do in-person – the only difference is we conduct your medication counselling over the phone. You can also easily book a free phone or video chat with one of our pharmacists whenever you need to discuss your medication. Our pharmacists are available 7 days a week.

We get that insurance is complicated and often confusing. We will help you understand what your medication will cost, what can be billed to your student, private, or public plan, and ensure you're comfortable with any costs before we dispense your medication.

Holistic health and wellness is paramount to generating a positive impact on your lifestyle. Our loyalty program, Circle, is designed to provide fun and inspirational ways to better your health. You earn bonus points while participating in fitness, nutrition, or wellness challenges, and can then spend those points on your favourite health and wellness products.

From eco-friendly packaging to same day delivery to an enhanced e-commerce store, we continuously evolve and innovate. We're committed to creating wonderful experiences that ultimately generate better health outcomes. This is what it means to #BeDrugSmart.