Posted February 10th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Last edited by 6andy6; February 10th, 2013 at 08:32 AM
You would have to visit an Australian Doctor and get a script from them. This probably wouldn't be covered by your travel insurance - so could be an expensive exercise. America is not one of the reciprocal (can't spell) countries. Best bet is to bring extra script medicine with you. There may be a misconstrued "connection" as our medical system is also called Medicare - but is not affiliated to America. A quick call/email to an Australian pharmacist will confirm this
I would also think that as a non resident the prescription may well be charged at full price....not at the Commonwealth Government PBS pricing ( I assume only tax payers and residents pay the PBS pricing....this is only a guess).
For the OP the Commonwealth heavily subsidise certain medications via a funding system called the PBS. For example I get 2 Epipens as its required for my allergy and the PBS price is $36 for 2 needles/pens. Whereas I think the non PBS pricing is up around the $130 mark each!!! Quite a saving...
NCL (never again).
CTC Lines (USSR - actual wasn't bad).