Medicare will provide rebates for many of the services for all patients with a valid medicare card.
The rebate will be processed on the day of appointment if all the necessary information has been provided.
MEDICARE SAFETY NET PROGRAM
Medicare provides additional financial support to cover any out of pocket expenses for medical services after you have reached the safety net. It is advisable to contact medicare and make sure all members of your family are registered.
As of January 2016, the Medicare Safety Net for 2017 is $2056.30 for a family and $656.30 for concession or family tax benefit A eligible families. There are some changes proposed and it is recommended that the medicare website is visited to review this.
Information on Medicare can be found at ;
PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS
Check with your fund to see what you may be eligible for. Rebates can be available for medical, psychological or allied health services.