Best care for Aboriginal people

SA Pharmacy is committed to driving system level reform to Close the Gap in health inequity for Aboriginal people.

To support this, SA Pharmacy has developed its inaugural Aboriginal Health Strategic Plan 2023 - 2027+ which provides clear vision of Best care for Aboriginal people accessing SA Pharmacy services through Quality Use of Medicines.

Read more about the Aboriginal Health Strategic Plan 2023 — 2027 + (PDF 2.71MB).

This artwork depicts SA Pharmacy’s relationship with South Australian hospitals, the many Out-of-Hospital based services we provide and our commitment to supporting improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. SA Pharmacy is represented by the large central meeting place and the South Australian metropolitan and rural public hospitals by the smaller meeting places.

We provide clinically led, cost efficient, professional pharmacy services to the hospitals, shown by the pathways leading between them. The pathways going beyond the hospitals represent our range of Out-of-Hospital based services through Drug and Alcohol Services SA, SA Ambulance Services and SA Prison Health Service. Our commitment to improving access to medicines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is shown by the dotted patterns throughout the artwork.

Artwork by Jordan Lovegrove (Ngarrindjeri)

SA Health Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program

SA Pharmacy is committed to Closing the Gap on health outcomes for Aboriginal people and helps Aboriginal people with the cost of medicines when being discharged from hospital or attending an outpatient clinic at SA public hospitals through the SA Health Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program.

In 2021, SA Pharmacy won the SA Health Award – Excellence and Innovation in Aboriginal Health for the SA Health Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program.

See Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program for more information. 

SA Pharmacy Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

SA Pharmacy has developed an Innovate Reconciliation Action (RAP) that is available here.  This RAP provides a framework to support all pillars of our SA Pharmacy Aboriginal Health Strategic Plan and our continued focus on reconciliation. 

Acknowledgement of Country

SA Pharmacy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, waters and community. We recognise the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ vast knowledge in native plants and their uses, and that Culture and Country provide medicines and healing. They were our first pharmacists. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal people today.

Further information

For more information, please call SA Pharmacy (08) 8226 7114 or email