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.
includes yourself, spouse, children under 16 and dependant students under 25.
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.
If you elect to receive a more expensive brand the
extra charge does not count towards your safety net.
the PBS safety net for a general family is $1486.60. For a
concession family it is $316.80 (48 scripts at $6.60).
think you may benefit from the PBS safety net, also consider using our
Scripts-on-File service or MedAdvisor script management system.
Online booking not available. Please phone your local Capital Chemist store for more information.