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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

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Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program

SA Pharmacy helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the cost of medicines when being discharged from or attending an outpatient clinic at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Eligibility

A person is eligible for SA Health’s Closing the Gap (CTG) Medicines Access Program if they identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and:

  • they are registered for the Australian Government CTG PBS Co-payment program, or
  • they access their medicines through a Remote Area Aboriginal Health Service (RAAHS).

What you can access

At SA public hospital pharmacies, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access all medicines:

  • at no charge if they have a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs concession card or access their medicines through a RAAHS.
  • reduced to the concessional rate ($6.80 for each medicine in 2022) if they do not have a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs concession card.

Other services provided at no charge for eligible people

There is also no charge for:

  • medication packing on discharge (if medication packing cannot be facilitated through a community pharmacy)
  • medicine postage
  • medicine devices (e.g. spacers, tablet cutters).

Further information

For more information, speak to your pharmacist or an Aboriginal Liaison Officer through the WCHN Aboriginal Liaison Unit (Taikurendi).