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Medicare Safety Net

Services Australia

  • All cancers
  • Financial
  • Phone-based service;Online service

Medicare Safety Nets is an Australian government program that can help to lower out-of-pocket medical costs for out-of-hospital services. This can include seeing a doctor or specialist, as well as some tests and scans such as blood tests and CT scans. It is an especially useful program for people that need to see a doctor or get tests regularly, and could end up with high medical costs as a result. The Safety Nets are calculated each calendar year, 1 January to 31 December. Once an individual spends over a certain amount in this timeframe, they will receive a higher amount back. Individuals must be enrolled in Medicare to be eligible for Medicare Safety Nets. Families or couples can also combine costs by registering as a family.

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Last updated: Thursday, 14 July 2022