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Indigenous Dose Administration Aids

What you need to know about the Indigenous Dose Administration Aids (IDAA) Program

Whether you are prescribed to take one pill a day, or a range of medications and vitamins to stay healthy and well, remembering when to take your medication—or if you’ve had it already for that day or not—can be complicated.

That’s where Dose Administration Aids (DAA) come in handy. They’re prepared packs that contain individually sealed compartments to help you take the right medicine at the right time. DAAs—or you may also know them as Webster Packs—help reduce the chance of forgetting to take your medicine, or taking your medicine incorrectly.

Using a list or chart from the patient’s doctor, pharmacists prepare these packs for collection by the patient for a small charge on top of the medication cost. As well as including all prescribed medication, these packs can also include vitamins taken regularly.

The packs are not only a great way to ensure you’re taking the right medication at the right time, and by being part of the program, it can also help you stay in control of your medicines. At Capital Chemist, your pharmacist will regularly conduct a MedsCheck: a free one-on-one consultation to give you a better understanding of your medicines and to ensure that your medicines are working for you.

In July this year, a new DAA program launched for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Indigenous Dose Administration Aids (IDAA) program allows eligible people to access these packs with no fee on top of the medication cost. Click here to see the full eligibility criteria.

Eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with chronic disease may also be able to get low cost or free PBS medicines through the Closing the Gap (CTG) scheme.

If you are eligible and are interested in the IDAA program, chat to your GP, your pharmacist or a carer to get set up.


Acknowledgement of Country

Capital Chemist acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.