Find out what Medicare is, what health care it can help you pay for and how to claim your benefit.

About Medicare

Medicare can help with the cost of seeing a doctor or specialist, getting medicines and going to hospital.

Show your Medicare card when you use health services. If the service is covered, you’ll get it for free or a reduced cost.

If you can’t claim your Medicare benefit at the doctor’s, you can claim it in your Medicare account through myGov.

Find out who can use Medicare, and learn about your Medicare card, Medicare Safety Nets and claiming your Medicare benefit.

What Medicare helps with

Find out how Medicare helps you pay for your health care. Some of these links will take you away from myGov.

Page last updated: 2 January 2024