Queensland is one of the best places for overseas students to make their base, one such a popular hub is north side Nundah village. Shaw Road Medical Centre offers services to the residents of Nundah, Wavell Heights and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on our healthcare system in Australia, however it can be confusing for some. We have put some FAQ’s for visitors to our country, so you can better understand what you are eligible for.
I am an OSHC student, do I have to pay to see a Doctor?
You will need to provide some basic information to our friendly receptionists so they can check your level of cover for you. We have agreements with BUPA, NIB, AHM, IMAN and Medibank. We can send your healthcare bill directly to them, so you have no out of pocket costs to pay on the day.
Are there interpreter services available?
If you give us some notice, we are able to arrange an interpreter for you through TIS. If you do not feel comfortable asking for this over the phone, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Medicare?
Medicare is Australia’s national healthcare system which offers citizens (and some overseas visitors) access to healthcare for free or at a reduced cost.
Can I apply for Medicare?
This depends on a variety of factors which are based on your own personal circumstances. To see if you are eligible for Medicare, click here. Some countries might have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia, you can find a list here.
I am eligible for Medicare, what happens when I need to see a doctor?
Make sure you bring your Medicare card with you to your appointment with your healthcare provider.
What does ‘Bulk Billed’ mean?
Bulk billing is a term used in the Australian healthcare industry which refers to the charge for your consultation being sent directly to Medicare. This means you will not incur any out of pocket expense for your appointment. Not all healthcare providers offer bulk billing, some are private healthcare providers.
It is important to note that not all services provided by your healthcare providers are covered by Medicare.
Can I use Medicare at Shaw Road Medical Centre?
Always take your Medicare card to appointments with your healthcare provider. Brisbane GP & Travel Doctor is able to provide you with an instant rebate from Medicare after your appointment. To see our list of fees, click here.