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Old 09-06-2013, 01:50 AM
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Hi all!

Just a little about my experience with Medicare!

When I arrived I got a Medicare card on my WHV, this was due to a reciprocal health rights agreement Australia have with the UK! this only lasted for a year so when my WHV expired and I was on a bridging visa I had to go back to Medicare and they gave me another card.

When my 820 was granted I took the letter I received and went to Medicare, they gave me a print out which was my temporary card and then a few weeks later I received my next card in the post.

When I applied for my 801, I took in the letter that said I was applying for a permanent visa and they issued me with an interim card, again they gave me a print out to be used as my temporary card. Then, I received my actual card in the post a few weeks later.

Finally, when my 801 was granted I received a letter in the post from Medicare (before I even received the grant letter from immigration) which said they had been informed that I had been granted a permanent visa and a new card will be issued to me soon. I am now waiting to receive that card!

None of the offices I visited had an issues with my visa status. I visited three different offices and all we're very helpful!

I hope this helps a little!


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I can second the ease of the experience signing up for Medicare. Walked in to the Galleria (Melbourne CBD) Medicare location with my grant letter and passport. 10 minute wait, 5 minutes while the clerk looked everything over, then told I would receive my card in the post in 3-4 weeks.

One question, though: I didn't realise we could get a temporary Medicare card. I assumed I had to wait until the proper card arrived. Is it possible to swing back by the office and get a temporary card? Would be much easier to access my prescriptions here, than have to import them from the US whilst I wait.


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Yes, by temporary I meant they print out a slip with your Medicare number on so you can access Medicare whilst you wait for a card. Pop in to your Medicare office and ask, they should be able to tell you


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Yea thats what they do. I was given a slip with my details on for temp. use while waiting fir the interim card.
Got my card yesterday about 2 weeks after enrollment.


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Thank you so much for this post. It is really helpful.


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And all this while I refuse to go to the doctor! Lol. I will apply as soon as I get the chance. Thank you very much.


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What does the interim card mean? My partner has the standard green Medicare card.


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My expirence: I went to Medicare office and was asked to fill a form. The lady entered my name in the system, and it was there. And that's it


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