Save on scripts and everyday items at over 50 participating pharmacies across South Australia.
As a Health Partners Extras member, you save on scripts^ and get an unlimited 20%* off at our participating pharmacies in South Australia. This means you save on the good stuff like cosmetics, vitamins and hair care.
|PBS prescriptions||You’ll pay up to $20 per prescription, we cover the gap up to your annual limit.^|
|Private and compound prescriptions||You’ll pay up to $41 per prescription, we cover the gap up to your annual limit.^|
|Discount||Unlimited 20% discount on everyday items.|
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) makes a range of prescription medicines more affordable to Australian residents due to the Government subsidising the cost. These medicines also require a PBS co-payment to be paid towards each item by the patient.
If you are on eligible extras cover, all you have to do is pay up to $20 per non-government subsidised prescription, we will cover any gap over $20, up to your cover’s limit.
Private medicines are medicines that the Government does not include on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). These medicines are not subsidised and can be quite expensive. Health Partners has no exclusions on these medicines meaning we can help you with lifestyle and tailored compounded medicines, approved medicinal cannabis, IVF drugs and non-government subsidised vaccinations.
If you are on eligible extras cover, all you have to do is pay up to $41 per private prescription, we will cover any gap up to your cover’s limit^.
Members can enjoy an unlimited 20% discount on the marked price of non-prescription pharmacy products*, only available at Health Partners Participating Pharmacies. This means that members can save every day on the good stuff like cosmetics, vitamins, hair care and skincare. Save on:
Save on everyday items, like beauty, vitamins and pain relief*
Save on everyday and lifestyle scripts^
Over 50 participating pharmacies in South Australia
No PBS benefits are included
Private & Compounded Medicines
If you live in another state and you have an eligible extras cover, you may be able to claim up to $41 per medicine that your doctor prescribes, after an HP co-payment equivalent to the current PBS co-payment for general patients is paid.
*20% Discount on most non-prescription products on presentation of Health Partners membership card for members with Extras products, but excludes products already discounted by 40% or more, agency lines, schedule 3 recordable items (exclusion type may vary by pharmacy location).
^Up to the annual limit. Waiting periods may apply. Benefits and discounts only available at Health Partners Participating Pharmacies. Refer to Health Partners Member Guide for more information.
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