From 1st of July 2016, Medicare patient cheques are stopping. You will need to make sure your bank account details are registered with Medicare to get your benefit.
There are a number of ways you can register your bank account details with Medicare:
- Use you Medicare online account through myGov or the Express PLUS Medicare mobile app.
- Complete a Medicare bank account details collection form and post it to Medicare.
- Call Medicare on 132 011 and tell them your bank details.
- Lodge a completed Medicare bank account details collection form at your Medicare office.
Whether you claim at the surgery, online or in person, once your bank account details are registered, your Medicare benefit will be paid directly into your account.
Follow the Medicare link below for more information: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/medicare