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Medication advice following TC Marcia

Pharmacists in areas affected by TC Marcia now have emergency arrangements in place for supplying patients with essential medicines.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the arrangements would ensure patients had ready access until at least 20 March 2015 to medications approved under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

"Under the three day emergency rule, a patient can receive a three day supply of medication without a prescription," Dr Young said.

"If patients have lost medication due to the effects of TC Marcia, pharmacists can provide them with a subsequent supply.

"Pharmacists can confirm the patient’s current medication details with the prescriber, or the prescriber can direct a pharmacist to supply medicine to a patient in an emergency situation."

The federal Department of Health is monitoring PBS supply arrangements in areas affected by TC Marcia to ensure that patient access to essential medicines can continue during this emergency.

Pharmacists currently open in Rockhampton:

  • Terry White Chemist – Stockland Rockhampton (opposite Woolworths)
  • Terry White Chemist – Stockland Rockhampton
  • Malouf Group Pharmacy – North Side Plaza
  • Chemist Warehouse South Rockhampton – East Street
  • South Rockhampton Discount Drug Store – George Street
  • Allenstown Plaza Pharmacy – Allenstown Plaza
  • CQ Day & Night Chemmart Pharmacy – 150 Almas Street

GPs currently open:

Rockhampton

  • Northside Plaza Medical Centre
  • Alma Street Medical
  • City Heart Medical Centre
  • Allenstown Medical Centre
  • CQ Medicentre
  • Hillcrest Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Voss Medical

Yeppoon

  • Yeppoon Family Practice, Normanby St
  • Total Health GP Practice, Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service

Gladstone

  • Gladstone Valley Medical Centre
  • BITS Medical Centre

Biloela

  • Biloela Medical Centre
  • Oxley Clinic, Biloela.

More GPs are opening gradually as they can, so please check with yours before coming to hospital if your case is not an emergency.

Last updated: 23 February 2015