From 1 January 2016, pharmacists may choose to discount the PBS patient co-payment by up to $1.00. This is not mandatory and it is the pharmacist’s choice whether or not to provide a discount. The option to discount the co-payment does not apply for prescriptions which are an early supply of a specified medicine. At Fremantle Central Pharmacy, we are proud to continue passing on the FULL $1.00 discount on PBS subsidised prescriptions to the public.
For more information on The Pharmaceutical benefits Scheme (PBS), please visit http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/about-the-pbs.