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1. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 9y

hey guys

just wondering about this medicare thing in aus.... if i go there on working holiday visa can i apply for medicare?

if so, do i need travel insurance as well?

i'm only concerned about medical care and not too worried about having my possesions covered!

any help would be great

cheers

joey :)

2. Posted by nicdavid (Respected Member 49 posts) 9y

Hi joey

I'm in Oz at the moment and had a bit of a problem with my knees. After forking out $55 to see a doctor and get a prescription my other half and I went to medicare only to be told they wouldn't issue me with a card unless I could show them my national insurance card (which I lost a week after getting all those years ago!!!) From what I can gather the medicare card will mean you can see a doctor and get precription drugs either free or subsidised.

just remember your NI card!!!

3. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 9y

thanks mate

lost my ni card too about 8 years ago

bugger

joey :)

4. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 9y

I thought medicare only covers you for emergency treatment?...

5. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

Quoting Neily03

I thought medicare only covers you for emergency treatment?...

No, will cover almost everything (except elective surgery etc.).

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 21, 2007, at 10:21 PM by ikey ]

6. Posted by justadie (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Quoting ikey

Quoting Neily03

I thought medicare only covers you for emergency treatment?...

No, will cover almost everything (except elective surgery etc.).

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a bit of info, my father is coming to visit me in NZ in the new year, and due to stipulations by his medical insurance he has to registar with 'Medicare' on his arrival here. I have looked but I can't seem to fins a website for Medicare in NZ, Can anybody point me in the right direction

Adie:)

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

This link might be useful.... http://www.medicare.gov.au/public/migrants/visitors/uk.shtml

It seems to answer a lot of questions regarding travellers and visitors.

8. Posted by justadie (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Quoting james

This link might be useful.... http://www.medicare.gov.au/public/migrants/visitors/uk.shtml

It seems to answer a lot of questions regarding travellers and visitors.

Yup thanks,

However this site is about medicare in Oz, my parents are visiting NZ. Is there a similar scheme in NZ, cos I don't think the OZ one will cover them

Adie

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting justadie

Quoting james

This link might be useful.... http://www.medicare.gov.au/public/migrants/visitors/uk.shtml

It seems to answer a lot of questions regarding travellers and visitors.

Yup thanks,

However this site is about medicare in Oz, my parents are visiting NZ. Is there a similar scheme in NZ, cos I don't think the OZ one will cover them

Adie

I was answering the original question from joey 22

"just wondering about this medicare thing in aus.... "

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