MediCare Card is NOT necessary to receive an e-prescription unless the medication is on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). For private prescriptions(non-PBS prescriptions), only an IHI number is needed.
An Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) is a unique number used to identify an individual for healthcare purposes. It helps ensure health professionals are confident that the right information is associated with the right individual at the point of care.
Those who are not eligible for Medicare or DVA benefits can still obtain an IHI number from Services Australia.
Click here to find out how to get an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI).