Doctors/General Practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals
Many doctors (GPs) bulk bill through Medicare, which means they charge the Government for your consultation and you don’t have to pay anything. You just need to show your Medicare card to reception before your appointment.
Doctors can be found at Headspace Centres, Medical Centres and Community Health Centres. These places usually allow bulk billing and don’t require an appointment, so you can just turn up, quote your Medicare number and see a doctor.
If it’s your first visit to a health centre, you will probably have to provide some personal contact details.
To find a centre in your area, look up ‘Community Health Services’ in the White Pages or visit findus.humanservices.gov.au
What can doctors do for me?
Doctors (GPs) can refer you to access a range of support services (e.g. psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers and youth workers etc.) for free or at a reduced cost through Medicare by creating a Mental Health Treatment Plan for you.
A Child Psychiatrist or Paediatrician can also provide these referrals for you.