Why Do I Need To Show My Medicare Card Each Time?

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 make sure that only eligible people receive their medications on the PBS at the subsidised price. We therefore need to check that the number is correct and up to date.

As UFS Dispensaries are such busy pharmacies, the only way we can do this is to see your Medicare card each time you put a repeat in to be dispensed to ensure no one is missed.