The NSW Government Section 100 (s100) co-payments apply to prescriptions under Section 100 of the National Health Act 1953 for eligible patients.
Patients are eligible for the co-payment if they are:
- a NSW resident who is a patient treated in a NSW public hospital
- public non-admitted patients
- outpatients or day patients
- inpatients on discharge
- privately referred, non-admitted patients.
- prescribed s100 Highly Specialised Drugs / s100 injectable and infusible chemotherapy medicines
- includes HIV antiretroviral therapy, Hepatitis B, medicines and clozapine (maintenance therapy)
Eligible patients need to provide consent for the NSW Government to make s100 co-payments on their behalf. The process varies according to patient prescription, as follows:
s100 Highly Specialised Drugs
- Patients complete and sign a 12 Month Patient Consent Form with their prescriber/doctor.
- The signed form must be presented each time a prescription is filled (including repeats) for s100 co-payments to be made.
- A new consent form is completed every 12 months.
s100 injectable and infusible chemotherapy medicine
- Patients sign a consent form when their prescription is filled through a pharmacy used by NSW public hospital oncology services.
- This form includes consent for the NSW Government to make the s100 co-payments on the patients' behalf.
NSW Health is committed to safeguarding the privacy of patient information and complies with its obligations under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.
This website also has a dedicated patient privacy section with further information available, including:
NSW s100 co-payment enquires can be emailed to: NSWH-s100CoPayment@health.nsw.gov.au.