Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program
SA Pharmacy helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the cost of medicines when being discharged from hospital or attending an outpatient clinic at South Australian public hospitals.
A person is eligible for SA Health’s 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 if they access their medicines through a Remote Area Aboriginal Health Service.
Please note that all medicines and medicine devices need to be prescribed on a hospital prescription.
What you can access under the program
At SA public hospital pharmacies, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access all medicines:
- free if they have a Centrelink or Department of Veteran Affairs concession card or access their medicines through a RAAHS.
- cheaper at the concessional rate ($6.60 for each medicine in 2021) if they do not have a Centrelink or Department of Veteran Affairs concession card.
Free for eligible people
For all eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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, please call SA Pharmacy (08) 8226 7114