Health Care Card
If you receive a Centrelink payment or you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a government Health Care Card (see www.humanservices.gov.au/concessioncards). The card will entitle you to concessions for health services, including the cost of medicines, doctors, dentists and ambulance.
Even if you have a Health Care Card, you will still need to present your Medicare card with your Health Care Card for all basic hospital and medical treatment.
See Chapter 10, Your Family for more information.