The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) provides a
range of services to help you manage your diabetes. These include NDSS products
including blood glucose testing strips, needles and pen tips, and insulin pump
consumables; most diabetes-related supplies are either free or heavily
subsidised to patients registered with the NDSS.
There are limits to what can be supplied, who can be supplied
and the amounts of products that can be supplied; your Capital Chemist
pharmacist can help guide you through the process.
The NDSS is an initiative of the Australian Government.
Registration with the NDSS is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed
access the NDSS through your pharmacy you will need to be registered with the
NDSS and show either your NDSS membership card or your Medicare card. Your GP
or diabetes educator can enroll you in the NDSS once you have a confirmed diagnosis
In addition, larger
subsidies are available to people who hold Centrelink concession or pension
cards, or safety net cards. Ask your pharmacy staff if you are not sure which
cards are needed to access the NDSS.
All Capital Chemists are able to supply your diabetes
product needs on the NDSS, as well as having a large range of other products
required by and suitable for, people with diabetes.
more about the NDSS
Online booking not available. Please phone your local Capital Chemist store for more information.