thread: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2009
    913

    Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    LO is only brand new but we need to go to the docs tomorrow. Don't have a medicare card yet - does anyone know how this works?

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2013
    167

    Re: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    Bub will use your Medicare card until you get a new one with bub on it 😊

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
    8,924

    Re: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    i had to pay full, and then got fees back from Medicare.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2007
    Queensland
    1,137

    Re: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    It depends a bit on how the Dr wants to do it. I've had it billed as if it were me visiting the Dr and I've also had to pay in full and then get it back from medicare after the card/number etc has been issued.

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2008
    Brisbane, QLD
    5,171

    Re: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    Ive been told to do the appointment and then contact them with the new number when we got it.

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2009
    913

    Re: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    Thanks ladies... Ended up paying the Medicare amount and then will take and claim when card comes through. Funny how there isn't a consistent system in place given how many babies would need to go to the dr before they get their card.

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2011
    SE Melbourne
    2,975

    Re: Doctors visit with no medicare card?

    My Dr just used my card and put down the number they assumed it would be when reissued. It was fine.