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    Default Health Care Card Question

    I received a Health Care Card for the first time last week. A couple of days ago i took dd1 to the doctors, because it was a new doctor's surgery we were attending i needed to fill in a form with my dd1 details. I also needed to give HCC number so i gave the number that is in bold print on the card, which is my husbands CRN number, as he is the card holder. But when i went to the chemist to collect script the pharmasist told me the HCC number was incorrect or inactive. So I enden up having to pay full price for the script. I was just wandering if anybody knows if i used the correct number or should i have used the number next to my dd1 name on the card. I hope this doesn't sound to confusing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    you use the number next to the patient's name

    so in this case, you should have used the number next to your dd1's name.

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    You use the number next to the patients name. In you case if you still have the receipt for your prescription or can get a copy from the chemist you can go into any Medicare office and get the difference between the $5.80 price which most prescriptions are and what you paid refunded.

    easy mistake to make the drs receptionist should have picked up on it and so should the chemist person ???!!!???

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    Thanks for your replies. I actually did asked the receptionist at the doctors and she told me to use the number in bold print. At least i know for the next time.


 

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