The pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) is a program administered by the Australian Government to ensure Australians have access to necessary medication at affordable prices. The Scheme is available to all Australian residents who hold a current Medicare card.
The government subsidises the cost of medicines through the PBS for most medical conditions, ensuring you don’t have to pay the full cost for expensive medication.
Pharmacists dispense subsidised medication as prescribed by your GP. When purchasing PBS-listed medications, you will need to provide the pharmacist with a copy of your Medicare card to prove you are eligible for the reduced pricing.
If you are concerned about the potential costs of medication prescribed by your GP, you can speak to your GP and pharmacist about the best, most cost-effective options for your treatment.
Pensioners and other concession holders may be eligible for free access to required PBS-listed medication to ensure that all Australians can obtain the treatment they need.
More information on PBS
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