Safety Net Management
The PBS Safety Net
helps people who require a lot of prescription medications. Once you have reached
the Safety Net threshold, your PBS medicines will be less expensive or free for
the rest of the calendar year.
To be eligible for the
Safety Net you need to keep a record of your PBS medicines. Your Capital
Chemist can keep a computer record if you shop at the same pharmacy. If you
haven’t been keeping a record and shop at different pharmacies, your pharmacist
may be able to track down and combine the safety net records.
Your family includes
yourself, spouse, children under 16 and dependant students under 25.
Not every prescription
counts towards the PBS safety net; private prescriptions and certain scripts
supplied early (within 20 days) do not count towards your safety net threshold.
In 2016 the PBS safety
net for a general family is $1475.70. For a concession family it is $372.00.
If you think you may
benefit from the PBS safety net, also consider using our Scripts-on-File
service or MedAdvisor script management system.
Learn more about the PBS Safety Net
Online booking not available. Please phone your local Capital Chemist store for more information.