Just a quicky, I will need to get a GP so I am able to get a repeat prescription for when I am in Sydney.
Does anyone know how to go about this & also what the cost's involved will be?
We were lucky in the fact that when I told our GP in Uk that we were coming here, he actually knew a GP here (they were mates at uni) in the same area we were moving to. He gave me his number and when we got here we regisited with him. (It was important to us as our youngest son has an on going medical condition).
Anyway....today it was me that had to go to the Dr (1st time since being here) it cost me $68, $32.80 which they gave me straight back on medicare. The Dr that I go to doesnt Bulk Bill however there are Dr's around that do Bulk Bill which means you dont have to pay out at all, it gets deducted from Medicare. The prescription at the chemist cost $14.00.
Hope this helps abit.
Aww magic, cheers for that. It's a load off my mind, had thoughts of it costing a fortune.
Thanks for the advice :D
I just went to my Doctors and asked for three months supply of mine and OH prescriptions because we were emigrating in a weeks time (fingers crossed) and they gave it to me with no problem.
At least we won't need to see a Doctor for at least three months now.
Doctors in UK will def give you three months supply of medication if you are emigrating, just make sure you give them enough time to get your prescip ready.
Hope that helps
Yeah I was planning a trip to my GP just before I leave in Dec so I will bring that up with her. Sure it wont be an issue!
My in laws visited for 6 weeks and their GP gave F.I.L. a 6 week supply of the meds he needed
I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows
In Australia if a medicine is on the Pharmaceuticals Benefit scheme, then the max you will pay is $31 (give or take a few cents) per issue. Some meds are obviously cheaper than that but most hit the max. If it is not on the PBS then you pay the market price for it which can, if you have it, be part refunded from your private health insurance. A visit to the GP is going to cost about $25 - 30 out of pocket as Medicare copays.
GPs can give you extra prescription but they don't have to, in fact if you tell them you are going abroad permanently they may only give you enough to get to when you leave. I don't know any that have but I have family who are in the medical profession and under the NHS if you are leaving they don't have to prescribe you extras if you will be living in another country.
13th Nov 2008 - Arrived in Geelong and loving it