Under extras cover you’re eligible to receive pharmaceutical benefits towards prescription items that are not eligible for subsidy under the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
The PBS is an Australian Government subsidy scheme that lowers the cost of prescription medicine. Health funds are not permitted to pay benefits towards medicines that receive a government subsidy except when they are supplied while an in-patient of a hospital.
Police Health’s pharmaceutical benefits cover a wide range of items that require a prescription when dispensed from private recognised pharmacies, Australia-wide.
Police Health doesn’t restrict you to a limited list of prescribed items or direct you to particular pharmacies before you can claim pharmaceutical benefits. You can go to any private pharmacy to have your prescription dispensed and still be able to claim pharmaceutical benefits on eligible prescription items.
All you need to do when you receive your prescription items is ask the pharmacist for a detailed receipt or tax invoice that also describes the prescription items supplied to you and then submit a claim to Police Health along with the receipt or invoice.
Police Health will refund your cost over and above the first $20, up to a maximum pharmaceutical benefit of $50 per prescription item supplied. Some simple conditions apply.