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 2019 the PBS safety net for a general family is $1550.70. For a
concession family it is $390.00.
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
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