“Does Medicare cover Travel vaccinations?”
If travel is for personal reasons, then Medicare will rebate some or all of the consulation fee. Medicare rebates are not payable for travel that is undertaken for work-related purposes, (and to claim work-related costs under Medicare is illegal), nor can Medicare be accessed for costs associated with medical assessments of suitability to travel, eg fitness to travel or fly or visa requirements. (www.traveldoctor.com.au)
“Have you registered for the My Health Record program?”
My Health Record – what is it? Through the My Health Record system GPs across the country can access information about your medical history, including discharge summaries, shared health summaries, event summaries, MBS and PBS history, specialist letters, medication prescriptions and dispense records. It’s a fast and acurate way to share important information about your medical conditions, medicines, allergies/advers reactions and immunisations. The benefits of having a My Health Record enables patients who may have to see a GP after hours, or may be holidaying or visiting from another area and if required their full record is available without having to remember your entire medical history.
It’s fast and easy to register, so please ask our friendly receptionists to assist you with the registration process. If you would like further information about this program please go to www.digitalhealth.gov.au.