Who can fill my hep C prescription?

  • If a doctor gives you your hep C prescription, you can get it filled at a local chemist shop.
  • If a liver clinic in a public hospital gives you your hep C prescription, you may need to go to either the hospital pharmacy, or a local chemist shop.

Treatment is funded through the PBS (Medicare Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) for Australian adults with hep C who hold a Medicare Card. You will be charged the usual “co-payment” paid for a prescription. This is currently around $40 per script for general patients and $7 if you have a concession card (e.g. Healthcare Card).

Treatment drugs are not usually kept in stock. The chemist will ask you to come back in a couple of days to pick them up.

Also see our hep C treatment update sheet PDF >>

Also see our hep C treatment chart PDF >>

If you live in an area that has no pharmacies who can fill your prescription, you can use online chemists.

Phone the Hepatitis Infoline for more details:

This page last updated 3 August 2018

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