Health practitioner and prescription costs

If you're receiving financial assistance from Work and Income or you're on a low income, you may be able to get support with health costs.

This support can cover things like:

  • GP visits
  • prescriptions
  • funding for travel and accommodation
  • emergency medical treatment.

You can apply for Disability Assistance or a Special Needs Grant to cover these medical costs.

Disability Allowance is a weekly payment for people who have regular, ongoing costs because of a disability, such as visits to the doctor or hospital, medicines, extra clothing or travel.

A Special Needs Grant is a one-off payment to help you pay an essential or emergency cost if you can't pay it another way.

Find out more about prescriptions and health practitioner costs external URL on the Work and Income website.