Medicine funding application

Anyone can make a funding application to Pharmac. You can be a supplier, patient or health professional.

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Apply online using PHARMConnect

You will need to register to make an application.

We encourage everyone to use PHARMConnect to make applications. If there's some reason you can't use PHARMConnect, we still want to hear from you.  

Contact PHARMAC

When to use PHARMConnect

Use PHARMConnect to ask PHARMAC to:

  • fund a new medicine or
  • widening the access to a medicine that is already funded, for example, different indications or different patient groups.

Use the Named Patient Pharmaceutical Assessment (NPPA) process to seek funding for a specific person.

Learn more about NPPA 

Use the notification of product changes (NOPC) form to add or change the details of a medicine to the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

Find the process and form to notify PHARMAC of product changes

Register to use PHARMConnect

We know clinicians and consumers are unlikely to have some of the information we need. As such, we offer different forms and registration types to support these users to make applications.

Register to use PHARMConnect(external link)

Information on how to register

Registering as a consumer or clinician [PDF, 293 KB]

Registering as a supplier [PDF, 542 KB]

Other organisations can submit an application on behalf of a pharmaceutical supplier:

What a supplier needs to do to authorise an organisation to submit on their behalf [PDF, 363 KB]

Registering as an organisation to submit applications on behalf of a supplier [PDF, 358 KB]

Supplier administrators – how to add other staff members [PDF, 717 KB]

Who to contact

Having problems? Check our supporting information 

If you have questions about using PHARMConnect, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz