Medicare provides access to a range of medical services, lower cost prescriptions and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. All eligible Australian residents and certain categories of visitors to Australia can enrol in Medicare and access these services.

If you are eligible, Medicare covers:

  • free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists, and in specific circumstances, dentists, and other allied health practitioners
  • free treatment and accommodation for public Medicare patients in a public hospital
  • 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in a public or private hospital – this does not include hospital accommodation and items such as theatre fees and medicines

A full A to Z list of forms by title for Centrelink, Child Support and Medicare are supplied online for you to download or print off if you need to take the form away to complete. We provide two computers and can assist you in finding the correct form.