As a valued patient of Casey Medical Centre, we would like to extend an invitation for you to register for MyMedicare.

Registration is free and voluntary for all patients who hold a valid Medicare card or a Department of Veterans Affairs card (DVA).

What is MyMedicare?

MyMedicare is a new federal government initiative for strengthening the relationship between patients, their general practice, doctors, and primary healthcare teams.

Patients register for MyMedicare and select their general practice and nominate a regular doctor as part of the process.

Your MyMedicare registration will let the practice and your doctor know that you see us as your regular clinical team for your healthcare needs.

How to Register:

Patients have been able to register for MyMedicare from 1st October 2023. You can register by simply logging into your Medicare online services – Medicare Online Account or via the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Patients who register with a DVA Card will not be able to register online. A hard copy registration form is available from our reception team for you to complete.

For patients who are unable to complete the registration process online, please see our friendly reception team and they will be able to assist you with the registration process by completing a hard copy form.

Although registration for MyMedicare is voluntary, we encourage you to register with your regular practice and GP to formalise your patient-doctor relationship. This will allow your GP to strengthen the relationship with you and allow you more access to health services including extended telehealth visits and chronic disease management, allowing your GP to provide you with holistic and care with continuity.

For more information on MyMedicare and how to register, please go to https://www.health.gov.au/our-work/mymedicare

FAQ

MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration model. It aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams. The federal government has introduced MyMedicare as part of an ongoing commitment to strengthening Medicare for all Australians

Yes – registration for MyMedicare is free.

Yes – you can withdraw your consent at any time.

Yes – you can still visit a different general practice if you are registered for MyMedicare at Casey Medical Centre.

No – you can only be registered under one general practice at any given time.

Yes – you must be the holder of a valid Medicare or DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs) card.

No – all DVA registrations must be completed via a hard copy form https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/mymedicare-registration-form or alternatively one of our friendly reception staff members can assist you to complete the registration form in the clinic.

When you register for MyMedicare, your general practice will be notified that you have chosen them as your regular care team. Additional funding will be available from the government to help them provide the care you need.

  • Greater continuity of care with your registered practice, aimed at improving health outcomes.
  • Longer Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) funded telehealth consultations with your GP.
  • Triple bulk billing incentive for longer MBS telehealth consultations for children under sixteen, pensioners and concession card holders, from 1st November 2023.
  • More regular visits from your GP and better care planning for people living in a residential aged care home, from August 2024.
  • Connections to more appropriate care in general practice for people who visit hospital frequently, from mid 2024.

If you choose not to register in MyMedicare, you will still be able to access the same quality of care as always from your healthcare provider.

When you register for MyMedicare, your personal information is secure and your privacy maintained. For more information about how Services Australia manage your personal information, please see the MyMedicare Privacy Notice.

You can register for MyMedicare using either your My Gov online account or the Medicare Express plus mobile app.