Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) Community Pharmacy Program

The new ODT Community Pharmacy Program has now commenced, with pharmacists now able to provide funded services to patients under the new Program. Registration and claiming via the PPA portal will be available from 1 August 2023.

The Program is designed to improve access to and affordability of ODT within the community pharmacy sector, by supporting the delivery of pharmacy services for people in treatment programs for opioid dependence.

Participating Service Providers must agree to accept the payment received under this Program as full payment and provide all aspects of the Program at no cost to participating patients, other than a patient PBS medication co-payment (if applicable).

Service Providers that are interested in participating are required to familiarise themselves with the ODT Community Pharmacy Program Rules.

Please visit the ODT Community Pharmacy Program Page for further program information.

For information regarding the PBS dispensing of ODT medicines which includes factsheets on temporary transition arrangements for existing ODT prescriptions, please visit the PBS website.