NSW Health pays the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) co-payment for some s100 medicines for eligible NSW residents. This helps lower the cost of medicines for people living with cancer and other chronic conditions. The PBS co-payment is the amount you usually pay towards the cost of your PBS subsidised medicine.
The NSW Section 100 Co-payment Program applies to the following PBS medicines:
Please check the criteria below to see if you are eligible for NSW Health to pay your co-payment for s100 medicines.
NSW residents who are patients of:
Prescribed medicines listed under section 100 of the National Health Act 1953 for:
Prescriptions filled through NSW:
If you are not sure if you are eligible, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
NSW Health needs your agreement to pay the co-payment for you. The consent form shows the pharmacist you are eligible. Information in the consent form is used to make the co-payment and may also be used to evaluate the Program.
You and your doctor can complete a
Patient Consent Form.
If your consent form is lost, damaged or illegible, you will need a new form from your doctor. You may also take a photo of the form and keep it on your mobile phone. All information on the form must be visible.
You should get your medicine the same way you normally do.
s100 medicines are available from NSW public hospital pharmacies. You can also get some s100 medicines from community pharmacies.
Show your signed consent form to the pharmacist each time your prescription is filled, including any repeats.
If you are running out of your s100 medicine, go to your nearest public hospital pharmacy or contact your doctor as soon as possible. Call your community pharmacy ahead of time to see if they have your medicine or can order it in.
If your s100 medicine is an injectable or infusible chemotherapy please refer to Co-payments for section 100 injectable and infusible chemotherapy medicines in NSW - information for patients.