Medicare Safety Nets in Australia

Pharmaceutical Benefits and Medicare Safety Nets 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. This reduces to… Read the rest
Pharmaceutical Benefits and Medicare Safety Nets 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. This reduces to… Read the rest


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)   [notice] Changes to… Read the rest


Medical Reciprocal Scheme between UK and Australia

The Australian Government has signed Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the government of the United Kingdom, which entitles you to limited subsidised health services for medically necessary treatment while visiting Australia. Medically necessary treatment means any ill-health or injury… Read the rest


Bulk Billing Doctors – Gold Coast

Full Bulk billing doctors normally do not charge a Medicare Card holding patient for their visit, as they are paid direct by the government. General Information on Bulk Billing Broadbeach – Bulk Billing Doctors in Broadbeach, Gold Coast Broadbeach General… Read the rest


Obesity and Overweight

Overweight and  Obesity Statistics: Australia The 2007-08 Australian National Health Survey 61.4% of the Australian population are either overweight or obese www.health.gov.au/internet/healthyactive/publishing.nsf/Content/overweight-obesity United Kingdom The 2008 Health Survey for England (HSE) data shows that: 61.4% of adults (aged 16 or… Read the rest


Medical Comparison UK-Aus

Comparisons between the UK and the Australian Medical system The Government charge to provide the Free Medical service: In the UK, all employees pay a certain amount of their wage as the National Health Insurance (NHI) contribution. In Australia, all… Read the rest