Featured Video Play Icon

Introducing electronic prescriptions

What is an electronic presciption?

An electronic prescription is a digital version of a paper prescription. During your consultation, your doctor can send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or email. 

All medicines can be prescribed using an electronic prescription. The message with a link to your electronic prescription is stored on your digital device, so you can access it whenever you’re ready – saving you time, streamlining the process and improving medicine safety.

How to get an electronic prescription?

During your consultation your doctor will send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or an email

You will then take it to your pharmacy or send it to them

If you have repeats, a new SMS or email will be sent to you when you get your medicine from the pharmacy

How to get your medicines?

After your consultation and once you have received your electronic prescription, you will have two options to get your medicines.

Collecting your Medicines

  • Take your electronic prescription to a pharmacy so it can be scanned

Getting your medicine delivered 

  • For home deliveryforward the SMS or email to a pharmacy so they can scan it

If needed, you can forward the SMS or email to a family member or carer so they can collect your medicine.

For more information, please visit: https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/electronic-prescriptions

*Source Australian Digital Health Agency