How to access Hep C medication in Australia
The new Direct Acting Antiviral Medications for Hepatitis C, Harvoni, Sovaldi, Ribavirin and Daklinza, are now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS).
PBS listing means that you will be able to get government subsidised medication from your local pharmacy. In order to access the life changing medication you will need a prescription from a General Practitioner (GP) or liver specialist.
In order to determine the most appropriate medication you will need to have some pathology tests to determine your genotype. The GP or Specialist will provide you with a pathology referral during your initial consultation. Once the pathology tests are returned your GP, in consultation with a specialist, will decide upon the appropriate treatment and issue you with a prescription.
Most patients require an 8-12 week course of medication during which they will have two or three consultations with their prescribing doctor to monitor any side effects and viral load count. At the completion of the course of medication another pathology test is required to review your sustained virological response (SVR).
Everything you need to know about
accessing the Hep C medication in Australia
GP2U has helped more Australians safely and successfully complete their course of HepC medication than any other medical practice. We can help you navigate the process.
Given the number of patients likely to be seeking medication we expect demand to be very strong. Many GPs may not be comfortable managing patients through the treatment course and may refer you to your nearest liver clinic or liver specialist, resulting in longer than necessary waiting periods.
There is no need to wait, you can get a prescription today with GP2U.