Which patients are eligible

You only need to assess a patient’s eligibility once.

A patient is eligible if they:

  • self-identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian
  • will have setbacks in preventing or managing their condition if they don’t take the medicine
  • are unlikely to keep up their treatment without help with the cost
  • are enrolled with Medicare.

Their age, where they live and their chronic disease status don’t matter.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021.
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