Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Consultant Pharmacist?
A simple answer is that a consultant pharmacist is a pharmacist who is paid to provide expert advice on the use of medications by individuals or within institutions, or on the provision of pharmacy services to institutions.

The phrase "consultant pharmacist," coined by George F. Archambault who is referred to as the "founding father" of consultant pharmacy, originated in the nursing home environment when a group of innovative pharmacists focused on improving the use of medications in these facilities. However, consultant and senior care pharmacists are found today in a wide variety of other settings, including subacute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and in home and community-based care -- wherever seniors reside.

How do I get a receipt for my membership dues?
If you need a receipt, please login to your member page, and select "My Receipts."

How do I get my membership number?
Your ASCP membership card has your membership number printed on it. If you can’t find your card, please contact and request your membership number.

I forgot my password; how do I get it?
As long as you have your membership number, you can create a new password at any time. Go to the Member LogIn box in the upper right-hand corner of the page, and click on "Forgot Password?" You will be asked to enter your first name, last name and the email address you have listed in the database. Click "submit" and follow the instructions in the email you will receive.

Is our company eligible for a group discount membership rate?  If so, what are the benefits of joining ASCP as a group member?
Any company, with as few as 2-5 individuals could acquire a 5% employer group membership discount. Many companies already invest in their employees by paying their annual membership dues. ASCP provides discounts as much as 15% for a group of 10 individuals or more. These special rates provide cost effective savings to companies who are looking for ways to save money in a competitive market.

When does my membership expire?
The year you joined ASCP will be on your membership card, as well as your membership expiration date.

My spouse is also a pharmacist. Is there a discount?
Yes, your spouse may sign up for membership at ½ price as long as you are a paid member in good standing.

How do I become a corporate partner?
Corporate Partnerships can be tailored to your company's particular needs and interests, thus allowing you the ability to specifically leverage and enhance your organization's visibility and promotional activities to the Long-Term Care market and ASCP membership. Corporate Partnership agreements are coordinated by the ASCP Business Development Department. Please contact us by calling 703-739-1300 x-124 or via email at

How do I become an exhibitor at your Annual Meeting or Spring Conference?
If you are interested in being an exhibitor at ASCP's Annual Meeting or ASCP's Spring Conference, then contact Debbie Furman at 703-739-1316 x-146 or via email at

Can I sponsor promotional opportunities at ASCP meetings?
Yes, companies may support ASCP and our membership through a variety of promotional and sponsorship opportunities. These corporate opportunities provide your organization specific promotional and marketing vehicles to improve the recognition and visibility of your company among ASCP members and key industry stakeholders, while demonstrating your support and commitment to the LTC market. Contact Debbie Furman at 703-739-1316 x-146 or via email at to learn more.

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