What is a prescription subsidy card?

February 10th, 2020

The prescription subsidy card helps to reduce costs for families and individuals who are prescribed a lot of medicines.

Once you or your family have paid for 20 prescription medicines between 1 February to 31 January each year, you will no longer need to pay the standard $5 prescription charge. This charge is your contribution towards the cost of your medicines and is collected by pharmacies for the government.

To ensure that you do not pay more than $100 for all your prescriptions each year, check that your partner and dependent family members (from 13 to 18 years old) are linked at your regular pharmacy. Pharmacies can check your individual subsidy count online.

For more information, speak to your local friendly pharmacist or alternatively visit the link here.