Prescriptions

With very few exceptions, Repeat Prescriptions will not be written without a consultation to review the medication and condition of the patient.

What is an electronic prescription ?

An electronic prescription is a digital version of a paper prescription. During your consultation, your healthcare provider can send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or email. 

What are the benefits?

All medicines can be prescribed using an electronic prescription. The message with a link to your electronic prescription is stored on your digital device, so you can access it whenever you're ready - saving you time, streamlining the process and improving medicine safety.

How to get an electronic prescription

During your consultation your doctor will send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or an email

You will then take it to your pharmacy or send it to them

If you have repeats, a new SMS or email will be sent to you when you get your medicine from the pharmacy

How to get your medicines

After your consultation and once you have received your electronic prescription, you will have two options to get your medicines.

Collecting your medicine in person

Take your electronic prescription to a pharmacy so it can be scanned

Getting your medicine delivered

For home delivery, forward the SMS or email to a pharmacy so they can scan it

General enquiries

Phone: 1300 901 001
8am - 5pm (AEST/AEDT) Monday - Friday

Email: help@digitalhealth.gov.au

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