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What is Medicare?

Medicare is designed to support many of your healthcare needs. Learn who’s eligible for Medicare, about bulk billing and more.

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Bulk billing for medical services

Bulk billing is when your doctor bills Medicare directly and accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for their service. Learn more how does it work and and about gap payment.

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Low cost or free mental health services

Depending upon your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate on Government programs to assist with your treatment.

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What is a referral?

A referral is a letter from a doctor, asking a specialist (or other health professional) for a diagnosis or treatment. If you see the specialist without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs.

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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.

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The public and private hospital systems

Choosing between a private and a public hospital can be confusing. Find out how your choices for treatment and care can differ.

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Mental health care plan

A mental health care plan is a plan for people with a mental health disorder created by your doctor, outlining the goals for your treatment.

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Eye tests

Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you notice any symptoms – and you don’t need a referral to see an optometrist.

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What is a urologist?

Urologists are surgeons who specialise in treating problems of the kidneys, bladder, urethra and adrenal glands in men, women and children.

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What does a geriatrician do?

A geriatrician is a specialist doctor who cares for people aged 65 and over. Most geriatricians are experts in dealing with people who have multiple conditions.

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What is a haematologist?

A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.

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