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.
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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 ($7.30 for each medicine in 2023) 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).
For more information, speak to your pharmacist or an Aboriginal Liaison Officer through the WCHN Aboriginal Liaison Unit (Taikurendi).