You will require this Medicare provider number if you intend to operate as a health professional under a Medicare provider scheme.
A provider number or a provider / registration number is available to:
- general and medical practitioners
- Aboriginal health workers
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner
- diabetes educators
- exercise physiologists
- mental health nurses
- occupational therapists
- social worker
- speech pathologists.
A medical practitioner or allied health professional must have a provider number for every location from which they deliver services.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.