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.
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