King Edward Memorial Hospital
The pharmacy is located on the lower ground floor, B Block. This is where prescriptions are dispensed.
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Hours of Service (outpatient)
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Please be informed that all outpatient prescriptions dispensed will require a pharmacy co-payment as instructed by the Health Department of WA.
|Phone||(08) 6458 2722|
|Fax||(08) 6458 2713|
The Pharmacy Department provides a comprehensive pharmaceutical service to the King Edward Memorial Hospital, and associated organisations including: Aboriginal Medical Service (Derbal Yerigan), Breast scanning, WA Sexual Assault Referral Centre and WA Community Midwife Centre.
Functions of the Department include:
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (external site) (PBS) is an Australian Government program that benefits Australians by subsidising medicines to make them more affordable. The PBS is part of the National Medicines Policy which aims to achieve optimal health outcomes and economic objectives.
King Edward Memorial Hospital will introduce PBS from November 2015, for outpatients and December 2015 for patients on discharge from the Hospital.
As a KEMH patient, you will be eligible for:
The co-payment rates for medications are set by the PBS and can be viewed at www.pbs.gov.au (external site).
To access subsidised medications under the PBS, both ‘General’ and ‘Concession’, you will need to provide your Medicare card.
To access the ‘Concession’ co-payment you will need to provide a valid concession card such as:
Health Card Card
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Pensioner Consession Card
Payment is to be made to the KEMH cashier, the cashier accepts the following methods of payment:
If you do not pay for medications before leaving the hospital you will be issued an invoice. Instructions for payment will be included on the invoice.
If you believe you may experience difficulty in paying for your prescribed medications please talk to your nurse, midwife or doctor, or contact the KEMH Social Work department on (08) 6458 2777 during your stay in hospital.
For further enquiries please contact KEMH Pharmacy on (08) 6458 2727.
For expert, current practice information on:
Phone: (08) 6458 2723
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
FAQs on drugs and breastfeeding - Compatibility of breastfeeding with commonly used medications, such as medications for pain, hayfever, cough, cold and flu, anti-infectives and head lice.