About Free Prescriptions

Modified on Thu, 06 Apr 2023 at 03:12 PM

Bargain Chemist pays your $5 prescription co-payments so that you can access your subsidised prescription items for free.


Which medicines are subsidised?

For the full list of subsidised medicines, visit PHARMAC’s website, here.


What Prescriptions are included?

Prescriptions from a public hospital, midwife, Family Planning Clinic or your GP (if your GP is part of a PHO) are included. 

Other providers such as dentists or private specialists  included, as long as they meet certain criteria such as the service being provided under a Te Whatu Ora contract. To learn more about pharmaceutical co-payments and approved co-payment providers please visit the Te Whatu Ora website here.


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