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.  

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.

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

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.

Information on how to register

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

Who to contact

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