Costs of healthcare
Australia's healthcare system changes for services in different ways depending on the service you are looking for and your own circumstances. Find out more about how charges are levied and paid for.
How do I pay for healthcare?
The Australian Government helps to keep down the cost of healthcare for most people who live here. This article covers the most common questions about how to pay for your healthcare.
Paying for diagnostic testing
Tests and scans used to diagnose disease can be expensive although Medicare covers some or all of the costs of many diagnostic tests. Learn more here about Medicare coverage.
Paying for mental health services
Mental health costs vary depending on where you are and what service you are provided. Learn more about the services and what the costs might be.
Cost of dental care
Dental care can be expensive and patients must often pay for it themselves. This article explains the different ways in which to pay for dental care.
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Using the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Australians can access a wide range of prescription medicines without paying full price.
Better access to an overdose-reversing medication could save lives
A nasal spray has been added to the PBS, meaning many Australians could be saved from overdosing on prescription and illicit opioids.
Questions to ask before taking a medicine
It's important to learn about your medicines before you take them. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines.