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    You should have been given a temporary Medicare card (in the form of a piece of paper) with the Medicare number on it when you applied...

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    Why are all my DDs appointments free? They told me it was free until she was 16.....

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    It depends where you go. If you are going to a private practice you can expect to be charged the full price of a consultation (sometimes up to $80) and Medicare will reimburse you for the rebate amount only. If you are going to a bulk billing clinic Medicare can reimburse you for the whole amount of the consult. But as a previous poster said just phone up for your number. Try http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...ct-us/phone-us for contact details for Medicare.

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    I rang them and have the number now
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    So does bub get a completely new Medicare number? They aren't just included on your card with their own reference number attached?

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    Yea they are. On card but last number changes

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    Where does it say kids under 16 are free ?

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    There is no rule saying children under 16 are free. Its up to the clinic to decide what they charge. Our clinic charges full price for children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygirl1982 View Post
    Where does it say kids under 16 are free ?
    Must be just my local clinic. I just assumed it was everywhere


 

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