eMedical Pharmacy Online allows you to order the following types of items online:
Standard PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Prescriptions
This is the commonest form of prescription. Prices for these medications are determined by the Federal Government. In most cases, the most you need to pay is $37.80 unless your doctor has prescribed a more expensive brand which a premium may be payable.
Further information about the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and how it subsidises medications is available at the Health Insurance Commission web site.
As for standard PBS medications, the price is set. Your doctor must obtain permission to issue this type of medication, as allowed by criteria associated with certain medical conditions. In most cases, your doctor will have obtained permission by telephone before giving you the prescription.
These medications are not government subsidized. Prices vary a great deal across pharmacies. Our prices are the cheapest available. If you have private health insurance with pharmaceutical cover, you may be eligible to receive a rebate from your insurer.
Concession Card Holders - Pensioners, Health Care Card and Veteran Affairs
Prices for most medications are $5.30.
Safety Net Card Holders
If you have spent more than a certain amount on medications in a calendar year, you may be eligible to receive a Safety Net card which entitles you to free or discounted medications. See the note below Safety Net thresholds.
A detailed explanation of how the Safety Net Scheme works is on the Health Insurance Commission web site.
Over The Counter
These items are available without needing a prescription.
Some Important Points Regarding Prescriptions