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Mar 22 2017

Flixonase Allergy and Hayfever 24 Hour Nasal Spray

Flixonase Allergy and Hayfever 24 Hour Nasal Spray

Flixonase Spray 24hr 120 doses varies between $23.99 and $37.29

Flixonase Spray 24hr 60 doses varies between $14.99 and $22.24

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Mar 19 2017

Penalty For Driving on the Right

We see many drivers using the Right hand lane instead of the Left lane when driving on dual carriageways in Australia, but how many know they are breaking the law.
The Penalty in WA can be $50 and 2 demerit points.

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Sep 22 2016

How Much does an Eye Test Cost in Australia

The Cost of an Eye Examination in Australia Eye Tests are covered under Medicare and for a long time most Optometrists Bulk Billed for basic eye examinations, which means we didn’t have to pay anything. Medicare used to pay the optometrist 85% of the scheduled fee that is set by the Government and that was normally …

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Aug 06 2016

Doctors & Prescriptions Costs

Costs for Doctors & Prescriptions in Australia Prescription Costs A standard Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription cost from 1st Jan 2016 is $38.30 for general patients. ** see below Those with concession cards pay only $6.20 per prescription (2016) This should be the Maximum figure you pay for a standard PBS prescription. Sometimes the figure …

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Jul 23 2016

Cost of Contact Lenses in Australia

Contact lenses are best bought from an Online supplier in Australia, or even overseas, if you are looking for the best prices.

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Jul 16 2016

Hayfever Medicine in Australia

Hayfever & Anti-Histamines Medicine in Australia Claratyne and Zyrtec are the two most common Hayfever Medicines in Australia, and both come in varying pack sizes. Claratyne Prices in July 2016 The following Claratyne Prices give an idea of the cost of this particular brand from one of the larger Australian Chains of Chemists, ePharmacy. Claratyne …

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May 03 2016

Birth Control Pill Costs in Australia

A guide to the standard costs of Birth Control Pill options in Australia

The Birth Control Pill can cost from just $2.38 per month, but can be higher, such as $22.67 pm) depending on brand, and quantity bought at a time.
A Valid Australian Prescription Is Required for the Birth Control Pill.

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Sep 17 2013

Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 2014

The Medicare Teen Dental Plan is ending on 31 December 2013 and being replaced with the Grow Up Smiling plan from 1 January 2014.   Changes to the Medicare Teen Dental Plan The Medicare Teen Dental Plan will be replaced with Grow Up Smiling from 1 January 2014. Eligible teens will be able to access the …

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Sep 17 2013

iSelect

iSelect is an Insurance Broker who provides product recommendations from selected participating health funds that pay commissions to them for policies sold. They began by providing Health Insurance but have now expanded into other insurance areas. Their Participating Insurers included the following at mid 2013: ahm Health Insurance Australian Unity Frank (GMHBA) gmf Health HCF …

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Jul 10 2013

Medical Tax Offset

Medical Tax Offset The Net Medical Expense Tax Offset (NMETO) is to be phased out, and only the taxpayers who claim the offset for the 2012-2013 income year will be eligible to claim in future years. By 2019 this will be fully removed. Transitional arrangements will allow taxpayers who incur medical costs for disability aids, …

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Mar 26 2013

Bulk Billing Doctors in Brisbane

Bulk Billing Medical practices are not as common in some areas as they may be in others. And they are not always easy to find. The following are Medical practices that do offer some form of Bulk Billing.  It may only be for Children under 16, or those on Benefits etc.  But some do provide …

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May 18 2011

Malignant Melanoma death rates

Malignant Melanoma death rates UK 1999 February 1 BBC Malignant Melanoma, the rarest form of skin cancer, is responsible for 1,500 deaths in the UK each year. cdnedge.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/265296.stm 2004 Malignant melanoma is more serious than other types of skin cancer, claiming nearly 1,800 lives each year in the UK. In 2004 there were 1,777 deaths from …

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May 18 2011

Medical: Skin Cancer

Mole-Scanner

Skin Cancer in Australia Sun Protection Protect yourself in five ways, with shade, a shirt, a hat, sunglasses and a good sunscreen. Some Sunscreen Information The maximum SPF of sunscreens sold in Australia is SPF 30+. No sunscreen offers complete protection from UVR. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside Sunscreens can become …

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May 18 2011

Optical and Opticians in Australia

Free Eye Tests in Australia
Eye Examinations are available at many Opticians, and the cost of this examination is covered by Medicare for one FULL examination every two years.

Discounted Glasses and Contact lenses with some Private Insurance
Membership of some of the Australian Medical Health Funds can give discounts on frames, lenses and contact lenses, at some opticians.

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May 18 2011

Private Medical Service in Australia

Private Medical in Australia Private Medical Insurance Private Medical Insurance does not generally cover standard Doctors fees, as they are mainly covered by Medicare. Medical Insurance comes in two main parts: There is the main Hospital cover, which provides cover to pay for all, or part of, hospital related costs in the event of hospital …

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May 18 2011

Ambulance Insurance Cover in Australia

Ambulance Cover in Australia The cost of getting an ambulance can be quite substantial, so it is very important to have insurance cover where required. NSW for example, quote between a minimum of $237 (the basic call out fee) up to a maximum of $4,938. In Tasmania insurance is not required, for Tasmanian Residents, whilst …

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May 18 2011

Medical: Introduction to Medicare

An Introduction to Medicare The Australian Public Health System The Australian Government funded Medical health care system is called Medicare, and is similar in some ways, to the UK National Health system. Medicare provides access to: Free treatment in a public hospital as a Medicare patient Free or subsidised treatment by Doctors, Specialists and Optometrists. …

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May 18 2011

Medicare Safety Nets in Australia

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net
The general patient safety net threshold for 2016 is $1,475.70
A standard PBS prescription cost for 2016 is $38.30 for general patients, Adults and Children.

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May 18 2011

Dental Treatment in Australia

Australian Dental Information Dentists Dental work is normally NOT covered under Medicare, although there are now two main exceptions to this: Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (details shown below) Medicare Teen Dental Plan (details shown below)     The main option for Dental Treatment in Australia are the Private Dentists that are situated in most …

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May 18 2011

Bulk Billing Doctors in Australia

Bulk Billing in Australia A quick definition of Bulk Billing is where the Doctor charges the Government for your medical care, and you pay nothing. You will find some locations where most doctors will Bulk Bill, and other areas where few doctors will bulk bill. In the cheaper areas of Western Sydney, almost all doctors …

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