Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment Program

The Australian Government has provided information regarding changes made to the Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co‑payment Program that came into effect from 1 July 2024.

Guild Members should now note the advice provided by the Government for the following groups:

For further information, please refer to the Department of Health’s Closing the Gap PBS Co-payment Program webpage.



Also available is Frequently Asked Questions document covering all stakeholder groups.

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Claiming CTG prescriptions is similar to other PBS claims but the patient must be registered. You can’t dispense the prescription at the CTG price unless the patient is registered.

If the patient isn’t registered, the claim will be rejected.

To find out more about how to dispense and claim CTG prescriptions, see Services Australia

Page last updated on: 08 July 2024