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Pharmacies in Western Australia can now issue resupplies of the oral contraceptive pill.
Pharmacies in Western Australia can now issue resupplies of the oral contraceptive pill.

Pharmacies in Western Australia can now issue resupplies of the oral contraceptive pill.

It means eligible patients can access ‘the pill’ as long as they renew their prescription with their GP once a year.

The State Government announcement is aimed at improving WA residents’ access to healthcare and easing pressure on GPs.

Here’s how it’ll work.

WA pill resupplies

WA’s over-the-counter pill resupply service follows similar programs already underway in NSW, Victoria, and Queensland.

The measure is part of broader initiatives to improve women’s health services in WA.

Last year, the State Government launched a service allowing pharmacies to diagnose and treat urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms.

The Government says it’s working to prioritise giving women more convenient access to health care.

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