Victoria is piloting a new approach to making health care more accessible.
A 12-month pilot is allowing Victorian to receive some treatments at a local pharmacy without needing to see a doctor to get a prescription first.
It particularly benefits women and people living in areas where it is hard to get a general practitioner (GP) appointment.
The pilot is running until October 2024.
During this time you can attend a pharmacy for treatment of some common health conditions:
- Women can get more supply of a contraceptive pill they are already using without needing a prescription.
- Women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections can access antibiotics for treatment.
- Pharmacists can provide some more vaccinations and advice for overseas travel, for travel and more public health vaccines including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and typhoid.
For more information and locations of participating pharmacies, visit: betterhealth.vic.gov.au/community-pharmacist-pilot
For information about how to find the right care, in the right place, at the right time, visit: betterhealth.vic.gov.au/find-right-care
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Victorian Government Department of Health. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.