29 May 2012 3:24 AM
|I will be travelling to Perth sometime in October and shall be staying with family on a sub class 676 long stay holiday visa.
I take BISOPROLOL & PENINDOPRIL tablets for blood pressure and also PRAVASTATIN tablets for colesterol.
I have contacted Medicare Australia reference getting a repeat prescription under the (RHCA) reciprocal health care agreement and (PBS) pharmaceutical benefits scheme, but their answer is a bit vague reference these tablets although they are common in UK.
I know the system where by I bring a letter from my own doctor in UK confirming that I am prescribed these tablets,take it to an Australian doctor who could issue me with a script to receive these if they fall into the above (PBS).
Has anyone had family out staying with them on a long stay visa and was able to have any of these tablets via an Australian doctor under the above scheme or did they have a problem.
Any advice will be much appreciated|