Why Do I Need To Show My Medicare Card?

As you're probably aware, the government requires us to record your Medicare card number before dispensing a prescription as a pharmaceutical benefit.

This is to ensure that only eligible people receive their medications on the (PBS) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme at the subsidised price. We therefore need to check that the medicare number on record is correct and up to date.

The only way we can do this is to see your Medicare card each time you have a prescription dispensed.