How to obtain medicare number
Psychologists must be registered with Medicare Australia to be eligible to provide services under Medicare.
All registered psychologists are eligible to provide services under the Allied Health and Dental Care initiative.
Psychologists already registered with Medicare Australia
Psychologists who are already registered with Medicare Australia to provide services will not need a new provider number.
If a psychologist has moved premises since registering with Medicare Australia or is practising from an additional location, an additional location form needs to be lodged with Medicare Australia.
To download the 'Application for an additional location-Medicare provider/registration number ' go to:
Psychologists who are
not already registered with Medicare Australia
Psychologists who are not already registered with Medicare Australia will need to complete a registration form. Completed registration forms should be faxed to Medicare Australia and a letter with a Provider Number will be supplied by Medicare Australia within a week.
To download the 'Application for an initial Medicare provider/registration number for an Allied Health Professional ' go to:
For further information about Medicare Benefits Schedule items, please go to the Department of Health and Ageing's website at www.health.gov.au/mbsonline
For providers, further information is also available from the Medicare Australia provider inquiry line on 132 150.Source: www.psychology.org.au