Medicare Safety Net

If you have seen a doctor often or have tests regularly, your medical costs could be high, and you may be entitled to both the Medicare Safety Net, and the Extended Medicare Safety Net. 

These safety nets mean you will be entitled to a higher rebate from Medicare for fees you pay for most medical services - this can mean close to 90% of the charged fees.

All medicare card holders are entitled to the safety net.  The safety net thresholds are lower if you are entitled to certain concessions.  Thresholds are for you entire family, but you must register as a family with Medicare (even if you are on the same Medicare Card!)

Please check with Medicare with respect to registration, your Safety Net entitlements and your expected rebates.

For further information see the Medicare Safety Net Information page

Or your local Medicare office.