If you need additional provider numbers

You need to apply for an additional provider number if you work in a new practice location, health profession, or new discipline.

How to apply if you’re a registered health professional

If you already have a provider number, you may be able to apply for an additional provider number through Health Professional Online Services (HPOS). We’ll send you a letter with your provider numbers for each of your new practice locations. You need this letter before you can provide Medicare services.

You can manage your provider numbers, practice details and locations in HPOS.

Some health professionals can’t apply for additional provider numbers online and will need to use a form.

How to apply using a form

Use the Application for a Medicare provider number and, or prescriber number for a medical practitioner form if you’re:

  • an overseas trained doctor
  • a foreign graduate of an accredited medical school
  • a specialist trainee on a section 3GA placement.

Use the Application for a Medicare provider number or PBS prescriber number for a midwife or nurse practitioner form if you’re a nurse practitioner or midwife.

Send or fax the completed form and your other documents to Medicare Provider Enquiries.

Page last updated: 19 November 2020