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Buying Medication in Oz

Old Apr 11th 2012, 7:17 am
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Hi,

My father is visiting from the UK. Stupidly the Doctor in the UK failed to give him enough meds for his 2 month visit. Does anyone know if there is a way to claim for medication as its just cost us $165. We got the obligatory $35.60 refund on his doctor appointment at a local health centre but the Medicare lady said they don't refund meds.

Can anyone point us in the right direction?

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Old Apr 11th 2012, 7:44 am
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http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/...-australia.jsp
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Old Apr 11th 2012, 7:48 am
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Put a claim in on his travel insurance?

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Old Apr 11th 2012, 7:50 am
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Put a claim in on his travel insurance?

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Not sure about the PBS as medicare woman was very vague about it. Cheers though, going to call the travel insurance. I am guessing though because there was "no medical emergency" (although buying the meds prevented one) means he won't get anything. Anyone got any experience of this?

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Old Apr 11th 2012, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by ollydt View Post
Not sure about the PBS as medicare woman was very vague about it. Cheers though, going to call the travel insurance. I am guessing though because there was "no medical emergency" (although buying the meds prevented one) means he won't get anything. Anyone got any experience of this?

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I doubt that you would be able to claim on travel insurance, maybe just put it down as a lesson learnt.
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I wouldn't have thought so as it wasn't an emergency. I'm not even sure if you'll get it back on the insurance. It could be thought that it was his mistake in not checking when he got the prescription. No harm in trying though.
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Old Apr 11th 2012, 1:49 pm
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you could claim for replacement meds, if you had lost them/forgotten them.... as they are essential for health.....
But you need to check the terms of the policy to make sure.
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