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Gluten Free Dietary Items Voucher Scheme

Coeliac disease is one of the chronic conditions for which free medical aid is provided. Gluten free products are an essential part of the clinical treatment of coeliac disease. Currently, coeliac patients collect gluten-free items as available on the Government Formulary List from Birkirkara Health Centre.
 
In order to reduce bureaucracy whilst improving quality and patient’s access to the health services, a revision of the current coeliac disease entitlement policy was deemed necessary. In view of this commitment, the Department of Health within the Ministry for Energy and Health is introducing a ‘Gluten Free Dietary Items Voucher Scheme for Coeliac Patients’.
 
In January coeliac patients will be collecting gluten free items stocks for the last time from Birkirkara Health Centre.
 
As from February 2015 the new voucher scheme will come into place. All patients will be receiving an explanatory letter of the new system by the Pharmacy of Your Choice (POYC) Unit. A monthly voucher of €30 will be issued to all patients with a valid Schedule V entitlement for coeliac disease.
 
In the case of newly diagnosed coeliac patients a duodenal biopsy confirming coeliac is required.
 
For further assistance you may contact the POYC Unit/Medicine Approval Section by:
Tel: 21232424 / 22481800
 
Generic E-mail: schedulev.mfh@gov.mt
 
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