Do you have a Medicare card?
From April 2016, some tests and services at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre will require Medicare.
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been at the forefront of sexual health screening and care for more than 20 years. With close to 43,000 visits to us last year alone we are updating some areas of our practice to make sure we can continue to provide the services you need. From April there will be a question in our registration process asking all people attending for their Medicare details.
For information about how to get a Medicare card and other Facts about Medicare click here
Privacy is important to us, and your health information will remain protected – just as it has always been.
We comply with both the Health Services Act 1988 and the Health Records Act 2001.
The Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) establishes privacy standards for the handling of all health information and the operation of all health services
The Health Services Act 1988 states that “a person employed by the health service or a person who performs work for the health service must not give to any other person, whether directly or indirectly, any patient information without the prior consent of the patient”
While some tests and services will require Medicare, most will not. PrEP and TAG are Medicare only clinics. Using your Medicare details at other times as well as signing the request slip supports our clinic and pathology services to bulk bill your tests and services.
You can still access our regular services without one, please speak to one of our clinicians.