The provision of pharmaceutical healthcare services by pharmacists within the GHS context, involves dispensing of prescriptions, the provision of information and advice on the correct, safe and responsible use of medicinal products and the possibility of substitution with the cheapest medicinal product of the same active substance and pharmaceutical form (generic substitution).
If the beneficiary chooses, a more expensive medicinal product than the one HIO fully compensates for, he / she pays Personal Contribution II
. For each category of medicinal products, there will be at least one medicinal product for which there will be no requirement for Personal Contribution II
to be paid on behalf of the beneficiary.
Prescribing of certain medicinal products is subjected to special regulations such as protocols / guidelines, prescribed by specific specialists’ categories, or pre-approval by the HIO.