About Prescriptions

At Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, our mission is to provide you with the best possible health solutions at everyday low prices. Our pharmacists aim to provide the highest level of patient care and ethical practice. Pharmacists are medicines experts and responsible for ensuring that medicines use is safe and appropriate. To determine that prescription and over the counter medicines are safe and appropriate for you, our pharmacists need to assess your health status and therefore, require you to complete all requested medical information when ordering medicines.

Prescription Pricing

PBS

  • You hold a valid Medicare card
  • No pension, health care card, DVA health card or safety net card held
  • The medicine is listed as a subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia
  • The amount you pay will contribute towards your medicines safety net

Concession

  • You hold a valid Medicare card
  • You hold a valid pension, health care card, DVA health card or safety net concession card
  • The medicine is listed as a subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia
  • The amount you pay will contribute towards your medicines safety net

Safety Net

  • You hold a valid Medicare card
  • You hold a valid safety net entitlement card
  • The medicine is listed as a subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia
  • The amount you pay will contribute towards your medicines safety net

Private

  • You have a valid and legal Australian prescription
  • The medicine is not listed as a PBS subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia; and/or
  • You do not hold an Australian Medicare card
  • The amount you pay for private prescriptions will not contribute towards your medicines safety net

What type of patient am I and which price do I choose?

PBS

If you have a valid Medicare card, but not a pension or health care card, you are considered to be a general patient and entitled to PBS pricing. PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) pricing indicates that the medicine is listed as a subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia. If the cost of the medicine exceeds the listed maximum price to patient, the cost of your medicine will be subsidised by Medicare. The amount you pay will contribute towards your medicines safety net.

Concession

If you have a valid Medicare card and a pension, health care card, DVA health card or concessional safety net card, you are considered to be a concessional patient and entitled to concession pricing. This pricing applies to PBS medicines, listed as a subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia. The cost of your medicine is subsidised by Medicare. The amount you pay will contribute towards your medicines safety net.

Safety Net

If you have a valid Medicare card and an entitlement safety net card, you are considered to be an entitlement patient and entitled to safety net pricing. This pricing applies to PBS medicines, listed as a subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia. The cost of your medicine is subsidised by Medicare.

Private

If you have a valid and legal Australian prescription, private pricing will apply if the medicine is not listed as a PBS subsidised medicine by Medicare Australia and/or you do not hold an Australian Medicare card. The amount you pay for private prescriptions will not contribute towards your medicines safety net.

Safety Net

The PBS safety net protects patients and families requiring a large number of PBS subsidised medicines. Your family includes you your spouse, children under the age of 16 who are in your care and control and/or dependent full-time students under the age of 25. If you reach the Safety Net threshold within a calendar year, you will qualify to receive PBS medicines at a reduced price or free of charge for the remainder of that year. You will be issued with a safety net concessional or entitlement card.

Authority prescriptions

Some PBS subsidised medications are restricted and only subsidised under specific circumstances. These prescriptions require approval from Medicare Australia in order receive at a subsidised rate. These prescriptions are flagged as Authority Required. An approved authority prescription will have an authority prescription number and a valid approval number. If we do not have your Authority quantity listed for purchase on our website please click here to request it.

What are generics?

Generic medicines contain the same active ingredient in the same strength as the original brand of medicine. Generic medicines are rigorously tested to prove they have the same effect on the body as the original brand of medicine. In many cases, generic medicines will be more affordable for you.

Dispensing multiple packs or multiple repeats

Pharmacists are medicines experts and responsible for ensuring that medicines use is safe and appropriate. Pharmacists are also required to meet all applicable legal and professional obligations. Multiple packs may only be legally and safely supplied to a patient under doctor’s instructions. The prescription must be endorsed by the doctor to allow the dispensing of multiple repeats or written for multiple packs where the doctor deems appropriate.