How to claim a Medicare benefit
Help with medical costs and bulk billing. How Medicare works with tax and private health insurance.
We have information in different languages about How to claim a Medicare benefit
Call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) to speak with us in your language about your Medicare payments and services.
Find out the different ways you can make a Medicare claim after you’ve paid your doctor.
You may be able to access health care at no cost. Learn what bulk billing is, and how to access it.
Australians help to pay for Medicare from income tax. How much tax you pay depends on your income.
We can help you and your family with medical costs. There are also things you can do to keep your costs down.
Private health insurance may help to cover some health care costs that we don’t.
Page last updated: 20 May 2019
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