MyMedicare update: Patient registration form tweaked 

  12 February 2024  NWMPHN   

A minor change has been made to the patient registration form to clarify eligibility for Residential Aged Care Home (RACH) residents. Under ‘eligibility criteria’ the form now reads “you’ve had 2 or more face-to-face appointments with your regular general practice or health service in the past 2 years”.

RACH residents are eligible for MyMedicare if they have a Medicare or DVA card and received two in person appointments with their regular practice in the preceding 24 months, or one appointment in rural and remote areas. These in person appointments can be provided at the practice’s clinic, the patient’s home, or at a residential aged care home.

The updated patient registration form can be found here: MyMedicare Registration Form | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care