Cost of testoterone

The cost of testosterone will depend on how you get it prescribed. Either on ‘private script’ or ‘authority script’. If you are on a pension (eg., disability or aged etc) and have a Health Care Card, the cost can be lower.

Private Script

If your Medicare record records your sex as F, your doctor can only legally prescribe testosterone to you on ‘private script’.

  • While you have F on your Medicare record, plan to pay about $33-$40 every six weeks for Primoteston Depot or $90 every six weeks for Sustanon.
  • If you are prescribed Reandron with Private Script, you can plan to pay approx $142.00 every 3 months.

Authority Script

After you’ve corrected your Medicare record to M, your doctor can legally prescribe testosterone to you on ‘authority script’. ‘Authority script’ means your doctor rings Medicare directly and gets an ‘authority number’ so you can get your testosterone on the PBS like any other man who needs testosterone for a medical condition.

  • While this won’t make much difference to the cost for Primoteston injections, if you have a Health Care Card, these costs are substantially reduced.
  • If you are prescribed Reandron with Authority Script, you can plan to pay approx $35.00 every 3 months.

FTM Australia Factsheet for GPs – Authority Script and affirmed men

Androgen medication (testosterone) at the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
www.pbs.gov.au/pbs/search?term=TESTOSTERONE

 

References
1. These figures based on three injections at full-dose (one injection every 14-21 days/2-3 weeks)

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