Epipen: What people need to know

You can access funded EpiPens from 1 February 2023.

Accessing funded EpiPens

If you've had severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, talk to your main health care provider. If you qualify, they can write you a prescription for two EpiPens. 

Using an EpiPen

You can register on the supplier's website. Through this platform, you can access:

  • multilanguage "how to use" videos
  • request a free EpiKit pack
  • register for free expiry reminders
  • numerous other resources

How many EpiPens can I have?

Your prescriber can write a prescription for up to two pens. You will need a new prescription to replace the pens before the expire or if you use one.  

Learn more

Decision to fund adrenaline auto-injectors for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis

Media release: Pharmac to fund the EpiPen for severe allergies

Who to contact

Talk to a health care professional you trust about whether you qualify for funded EpiPens.

Visit Viatris' MyEpiPen website(external link) for more information