Medicine Costs for Inpatients

One of the main roles of the pharmacy is to supply medicines to patients admitted to St John of God Bunbury Hospital.

If you’re coming into hospital, you’re encouraged to bring your regular medicines with you, in their original packet. If there’s a need, we’ll supply any medicines that are new, or you’ve forgotten to bring in.

Depending on your health fund and level of cover, you will likely have to pay for the medicines we have supplied you while in hospital.

Once you’ve been discharged, you’ll receive an itemised invoice from us in the post. Of course, you can call by the pharmacy on your way home and pay any amount owing.

Concession and Safety Net Cards

If you have a government issued concession or health care card or one issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, please tell us. This will ensure we charge you correctly for the medicines we supply you.

Please also let us know if you have a PBS Safety Net card that has been issued by your local pharmacy. These numbers aren’t automatically transmitted between pharmacies and you’ll need to present the card to us.