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Discussion in 'Health & Lifestyle' started by alles, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. alles

    alles New Member

    :laugh:what is the healthcare like up in queensland do you need to pay for everything or is it like uk.
    here in sa you pay through the :mad:nose for medicines and all other helthcare things and you need ambulance cover.
    thanks alan & laura. :biggrin:

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hiya ambulance cover is included in your elec bill so your ok there.Medicines and treatment you do pay for i would imagine similar to Sa,average Dr appoitment $50 and medicare pay back $36,,unless your lucky enough to find a competant bulk billing Dr,,
    Cal x
  3. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    Ive got a bulk biller!!! :wink:
  4. linds

    linds New Member

    so, you pay to see the GP..meds are quite expensive out there i'm on a couple of long-term meds think i'll try and sort something out herbal that works just as well .can't be doing having to go see the GP every couple of months for a script might as well set up camp out side the surgery.:wink: but what is bulk billing??
    so many things to learn about:err: thanks linds x
  5. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    If your Dr bulk bills it means Medicare pay them direct and you do not pay for the consultation. I use a local bulk billing centre if the children are poorly but you arent guaranteed to see the same Dr every time. As i need regular prsecriptions and blood tests etc i prefer to go to my clinic where i do see the same Dr (saves me explaining my condition every time), unfortunately they dont bulk bill and prices have recently gone up, a consultation now costs me $63 with Medicare refunding approx $36.
    Hope this helps a bit, Medicare takes a bit of understanding but you will grasp it in the end,lol
    Cal x
  6. linds

    linds New Member

    thanks cal for the explaination. think i'll be trying to find a gp who bulk bills:laugh: as for not seeing the same doctor each visit..what's new? i never do over here in the uk anyhow:err:. thankies linds x

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