Medicare provides access to rebates for many different fertility treatments. The Medicare Safety Net can also provide additional rebates for patients who have reached a certain threshold. The Medicare Safety Net threshold for 2018 is $2,093.30.
To make sure you are eligible for Medicare rebates on IVF cost, you will need to make sure you have a valid referral letter from your GP or specialist gynaecologist/obstetrician. We suggest obtaining one from your GP, as GP referral letters are valid for 12 months whereas a specialist referral is only valid for three months. Ensuring that your name and your partner’s name (if applicable) are on the referral, as well as the referral being made out to your specific Fertility Specialist or to Monash IVF will enable you to claim all the Medicare rebates you are entitled to.
All eligible Australian residents and some categories of visitors to Australia can enroll to access Medicare benefits. If you are unsure about your Medicare eligibility status, please contact Medicare on 132 011.
Did you know that you can register or update your bank details with Medicare online?
It’s simple! All you need to do is one of the following:
- Go to the myGov website and sign in to access your Medicare online account
- Use the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. You can download this by visiting the Australian Government Department of Human Services website and searching for ‘Express Plus’
- Go to the Medicare website and download the Bank account details Collection form (MS013), or
- Call Medicare directly 132 011 (call charges may apply).