If you have a permanent and significant disability that prevents you from being able to administer your own injections (or they cannot be provided through the health system), the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will fund subcutaneous injection supports. If you are not a participant in the scheme, find out who to contact about the NDIS where you live
This funding can be used to purchase assistance delivering your injections from a support worker or suitably qualified professional. It cannot be used to purchase the medication itself.
Your support worker might have to deliver a dose of medication that has already been measured out by a doctor or pharmacist, or they might be responsible for calculating and measuring the dosage themselves. Your support worker must undergo specialised training, reporting and oversight to be allowed to calculate your dosage.
If the support worker is delivering medications for a health condition — for example, diabetes — they must also understand and be trained in the management of that condition.
If you’re already an NDIS participant and want to know more, talk to us. Our knowledgeable staff are experienced in navigating the NDIS and can ensure you make the most of your plan.