Medicare Provider Registration / Number - Australian Government

Description

You will require this Medicare provider number if you intend to operate as a health professional under a Medicare provider scheme.

You will be able to receive a provider number or a provider / registration number if you work in one of the following health professions:

  • general or medical practitioner
  • midwife
  • dentist
  • optometrist
  • orthoptist
  • Aboriginal health worker
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner
  • audiologist
  • chiropractor
  • diabetes educator
  • dietician
  • exercise physiologist
  • mental health nurse
  • occupational therapist
  • osteopath
  • physiotherapist
  • podiatrist
  • psychologist
  • social worker
  • speech pathologist.

A medical practitioner or allied health professional must have a provider number for every location from which they deliver services.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider Number you must be a registered health professional.

There are restrictions on accessing Medicare benefits for medical practitioners who:

  • are overseas trained
  • are former overseas medical students
  • did not complete their medical training by 1 January 1997
  • were not Australian citizens or permanent residents on 1 January 1997.

Duration

Ongoing

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Health Insurance Act 1973 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Social Services

Services Australia

Medicare Australia

Contact details

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Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.