An e-script, or electronic prescription, is a safer, faster and easier way to send and receive a prescription.
Instead of writing out a paper prescription, your GP sends an e-script to you via SMS or email.
You can then take the e-script to the pharmacy to have filled, just as you would with a paper prescription. Or, depending on the pharmacy, you may be able to email the prescription to them and arrange contactless pickup or delivery. You'll need to call the pharmacy or visit their website to see what options are available.
With e-script you no longer need to come into Bendigo Primary Care Centre just to collect a prescription. We can send your prescription straight to you. And no more worrying about losing your script either, it'll be right there on your smart phone or email when you need it.
E-script also helps keep you, your healthcare provider and your pharmacist safe by allowing you to maintain social distance.
How does it work?
It's important to make sure your contact details are up-to-date to use e-script. Our reception team can check these for you.
Yes. Your details are kept completely confidential and safe. Your prescription cannot be accessed by anyone until it's unlocked by your pharmacist.
You'll receive your e-script as a token in an SMS or email message. The message will include a QR token for your pharmacist to scan and some information about your medicine.
Yes. There are currently no restrictions on which medicines can be prescribed using e-script.
Your pharmacist can check which token has been used. To avoid confusion, it's a good idea to delete a token once it has been filled.
You'll need to get in touch with us so we can cancel the e-script and send you a new one.
Yes. A family member or agent can still collect your medicines for you. They'll need to have the token to give to the pharmacist.
Most pharmacies are now set up for e-script but you may want to check before you take one in for the first time.
No. An e-script must be sent to you.
Yes. Paper prescriptions will still be available if that's what you prefer.