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Should you have to pay to get a prescription without an appointment?

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Do you think patients who would ordinarily be bulk billed for a trip to the GP, should have to pay a fee to get a prescription without a consultation?

Tasmania Talks listener Lesley from Whitemore raised this issue with Brian Carlton, claiming she was charged a fee by her doctor when she needed a new script, but not an appointment.

As she is usually bulk billed for her consultations, and pays no out of pocket expenses to see her GP, Lesley found this to be a little unfair.

Listen as Brian speaks with Lesley about her concerns, and hears from other Tasmania Talks listeners on the issue.

Do you think there needs to be something in place to avoid these charges?

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