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
- nurse practioner
- Aboriginal health worker
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner
- diabetes educator
- exercise physiologist
- mental health nurse
- occupational therapist
- social worker
- speech pathologist.
A medical practitioner or allied health professional must have a provider number for every location from which they deliver services.