By Nadia Surace
MEDICARE Australia has issued a reminder of its online services.
Shepparton Branch Manager, Jenny Deeker says the organisation’s website avails convenience to locals who may be too busy to visit their local branch.
“Services available online include registering for the Medicare Safety Net and downloading immunisation history statements securely online,” Mrs Deeker said.
“The Medicare Safety Net saves families and individuals money when they have high out-of-pocket costs for medical services provided out-of-hospital.
“Families need to ensure they’re registered so their out-of-hospital costs are combined towards a safety net threshold.
“After reaching a threshold, eligible families may pay much less to see a doctor. Make sure each member of your family is registered to receive the highest benefits possible.”
Mrs Deeker said immunisation history statements provide details of the vaccinations recorded for your child on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register up to their seventh birthday.
“It’s always handy to have a copy of your child’s immunisation record, which is often required if they are starting school or going to see a new doctor.”
For more information go to: www.medicareaustralia.gov.au.