The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) co-payment measure assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the cost of medications.
Once registered, patients with a concession card receive PBS medications free of charge. For those without a concession card, PBS medications are available for a reduced cost of $6.10.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the PBS co-payment measure, you must:
- be diagnosed with a chronic condition or be at risk of developing a chronic condition,
- be unlikely to adhere to a medicine regime without assistance from this measure, and
- identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Please note there is no age limit for this benefit.
How do I register?
To register for the PBS co-payment measure, visit your regular doctor. Alternatively, contact us for more information.