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Bulk-billing services

Bulk-billing is a service that health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists, dentists and other allied health practitioners can choose to offer.

If a health professional chooses to ‘bulk-bill’ and you hold a Medicare card, your visit is free because the entire cost of treatment is paid by Medicare.

Not all health professionals bulk-bill, and some only bulk-bill certain patients, such as patients who hold a concession or health care card. It is important to check before your consultation.

If they do not bulk-bill you will need to pay up-front. You can claim some money back through Medicare once you have paid.

Visit Medicare for more information, or the Australian Government’s site for bulk-billing and claiming options.

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Last updated
2 May 2013

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