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.
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.
PBS safety net for a general family is $1542.10 For a
concession family it is $326.40 (48 scripts at $6.80). ***From July 1 2022, the safety net
limit has been reduced to $1457.10 for general patients and $244.80 for
think you may benefit from the PBS safety net, also consider using our
or MedAdvisor script
Online booking not available. Please phone your local Capital Chemist store for more information.