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Medication while on 462 Visa?

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Hello, I got some great assistance with my last question on this forum so I thought I'd post here again for some advice on this situation. 

 

Currently, my partner's 462 visa has been approved and he's coming over shortly. He is coming from the US. What I'm wondering about is how we can continue to get his prescription medication during the 12 month stay? He's going to try getting a large supply of the medication from his doctor before the visit, but after that, what options do we have? The United States isn't under the Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement. 

 

What would be the best way to go about getting the medication? Would I be able to purchase it for him, as I'm an Australian citizen under the PBS? 

 

Thanks 😁

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51 minutes ago, Aussie_83 said:

He would have to go to a dr, get a script and fill it.

Doctors can't prescribe it to you as you don't have the condition.

Assuming I can just bring him along to my regular GP to do this. 

Because he won't be under Medicare or the PBS at all, do you know somewhere that I could find the cost of this for him, or can I just put the appointment under my name as I'm on Medicare? Also I'm guessing he can't take advantage of the PBS, so he will need to pay the full cost for the medication? 

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Seems good, I looked on Chemist Warehouse for a month's worth of the medication, and under a Private Prescription (assuming this is what he'll get?) - it's still only $8. 

 

So it seems like the larger cost will come out of writing up the prescription. 

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On 5/23/2019 at 12:20 PM, Aussie_83 said:

Don't buy too much as he can only bring in a 3 month supply and will need a letter from the dr.

He would have to go to a dr, get a script and fill it.

Doctors can't prescribe it to you as you don't have the condition.

To Aussie-83's point..

  • Brining in more than 3 months supply of any prescription medication is a serious offence.
  • Bringing in any controlled medication with our a prescription, especially in quantity is considered a very serious offence.
  • Remember a lot of OTC supplements from the USA are illegal or controlled here.

 

 

Disclaimer:

Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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Thank you AussieDude :) 

 

He'll probably be bringing the 3 month supply, but I'll make sure he gets a letter + prescription from his prescriber as to not run into any troubles. He's not on any OTC supplements, just a prescribed medication which is available over here too. 

 

Thanks for the heads up!

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