Medicare benefits for health professionals

Information for health professionals about eligibility, applying for a provider number and claiming Medicare benefits.

Important information

  • You must apply for a unique provider number for each place of practice and profession you practise in.
  • You can’t claim a Medicare benefit until we’ve issued your provider number for that location.
  • You can’t use anyone else’s Medicare provider number.
  • You aren’t eligible to claim Medicare benefits if we’ve suspended your membership or registration or if it has expired.
  • You aren't eligible if your membership level has changed.
  • If you don’t have access to Medicare, you must let patients know before you treat them that they won’t get a Medicare benefit for your services.
Page last updated: 19 December 2022.