Ceasing the Alternative Arrangement Transfer to Pharmaceutical Benefits Programme - removal of anomaly

From 1 January 2016, the Cohealth grant arrangements will stop. Patients who previously used the Cohealth pharmacy will need to go to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) approved pharmacies for any prescription medicines.

This measure has not started. It is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

From 1 January 2016, the Cohealth grant arrangements will stop. Patients who previously used the Cohealth pharmacy will need to go to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) approved pharmacies for any prescription medicines.

Currently, medicines purchased by the Cohealth pharmacy are provided to patients outside PBS arrangements.

Questions and answers

Who is affected by this measure

Patients who use the Cohealth pharmacy in Collingwood, Victoria to get PBS medicines and pharmacy services.

Who is eligible for this measure

Patients will need to go to PBS approved pharmacies for prescription medicines. No patients will be eligible for the Alternative Arrangements measure after it is stopped.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 January 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 15 March 2016

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