Closing the gap (CTG) is a program introduced by the Australian Government aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians better manage their health. This program is only available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
By participating in this program, IGA Superpharm offers subsidised medications when a CTG script is presented. PBS medications charges are reduced from the general price (e.g.. $40.00) to the concessional price (eg $6.00). For patients who have a current Centrelink, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) concession or a safety net card, all PBS medications are available free of charge. Brand price premium still applies should an original brand is preferred.
Over the counter medications and medications that are not under PBS are not currently included in the CTG program and will be charged full price.