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Joyous

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My parents will be visiting from UK and my dad needs regular blood tests.

Would an Australian GP be able to see him and refer to tests although without medicare?

TIA

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Hi @Joyous welcome to the forum. Yes your dad could go to any GP he would probably have to pay though if he doesn't have a temp medicare card.


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Hi @Joyous welcome to the forum. Yes your dad could go to any GP he would probably have to pay though if he doesn't have a temp medicare card.

Thanks for you reply :smile:

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My mother-in-law had to see a GP whilst she was here. From memory, because she didn't have a medicare card she had to pay up front at the doctors, but then went to medicare and was able to claim a proportion of it back (due to the reciprocal arrangement between the UK and Aus).

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Yes my stepmum did the same thing. It was more of a pain getting the money back and they paid it into my Aussie bank account. Medicare were pretty efficient and helpful.

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