A dispensary is a type of an office that dispenses medical supplies, medication and in other situations it can be used for dental and medical treatment. Some of the areas which dispensary can be located is inside industrial plants, schools, hospitals and so on.
In an ordinary traditional dispensary set up, the pharmacist dispenses medication according to the order given or a prescription. We also have dispensaries that are electronic which are designed to make sure that consistent and efficient dispensing of active ingredients and excipient in a data environment that is secure and has full audit trace ability.
A standard system for dispensing medicine is made up of a variety of modules like supervisory, manual dispensing, recipe management, bulk dispensing and interfacing with systems that are external. Vitamins and minerals, alcohol and tobacco are also some of the things dispensed by and electronic dispensary other than medicine.
A public dispensary is a dispensary that provides free or low cost medication and medical advice. Free dispensary or charitable dispensary are also a way to refer to public dispensary. During the ancestral period, there was a type of dispensary that allowed its patients to make small payments per week as an insurance so that if they got sick they would get their medicine there and it was referred to as provident dispensary.
If people got sick they were provided with out-patient treatment from the provident dispensary. In the 1840s for example, the members a particular provident dispensary would pay a penny per week and adults paid half a penny for their children. This was an easy step for people who were working and wanted to be provident and independent in a way they would avoid treatment that was charitable that was offered to people who could not afford the treatment but without any hope of paying the same charges like the rich ones.
You need to have a medical prescription provided by a qualified physician in order to get medicine from a dispensary. The first time you enter a dispensary the one on the counter will make a copy of the prescription and feed the information in the system together with any paper work that you may have. A prescription is required to be renewed every year if the treatment process of the condition takes a long period of time. For example, people who have been prescribed to take marijuana because of the kind of illness they are suffering from let us say cancer, they will have to renew they prescription every year. in recreational dispensaries you will find that marijuana is sold there with no prescription but in countries where it is legalized.