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mazzy Oct 17th 2002 12:39 pm

medical care on temporary visa?
 
Hi,
i am currently in oz on a temporary visa. will i be able to get healthcare (ie go to the doctors and get prescriptions) without a medicare card or anything? i presume i would have to pay, but would i be able to just get an appointment as a temporary resident?
any advice welcome!
ps we love it here if anyone is interested, despite the storm howling at the moment!:p

Alan Collett Oct 17th 2002 12:49 pm

Re: medical care on temporary visa?
 
Which temporary visa ...??

Have a look at the details on this webpage:
http://www.gomatilda.com/news/article.cfm?articleid=219

Hope this helps.




Originally posted by mazzy:
Hi,
i am currently in oz on a temporary visa. will i be able to get healthcare (ie go to the doctors and get prescriptions) without a medicare card or anything? i presume i would have to pay, but would i be able to just get an appointment as a temporary resident?
any advice welcome!
ps we love it here if anyone is interested, despite the storm howling at the moment!:p


Klaus Oct 18th 2002 10:53 am

Re: medical care on temporary visa?
 
Dont worry,
the doctor didnt care for the VISA matters, if you dont have a medicare card
you must pay your bills thats all.
But, it is better to have at least a health insurance to cover for this.

Klaus

"mazzy" wrote in message
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...
    > Hi,
    > i am currently in oz on a temporary visa. will i be able to get
    > healthcare (ie go to the doctors and get prescriptions) without a
    > medicare card or anything? i presume i would have to pay, but would i
    > be able to just get an appointment as a temporary resident?
    > any advice welcome!
    > ps we love it here if anyone is interested, despite the storm howling at
    > the moment!:p
    > --

Skip Oct 19th 2002 5:33 am

Re: medical care on temporary visa?
 
Hiya
It doesnt matter whether you are on a Temporary Visa, Visitors Visa or
whatever ..... I am currently on a Visitors Visa in Australia and had
to seek medical attention ..... it cost me $40.00 AUD for the consult
with the Doctor and then $25.00 AUD for my anti-biotics ..... I was
quite amazed at what it cost as I am from USA and it would have cost
alot more over there. Also I love it here too ..... and I am working
on a Skilled Immigration Visa ..... I dont want to leave ....
Australia is a beautiful and wonderful country and the people here are
so nice and friendly ...... and that Aussie word ..... "fairdinkum"
.... i have learnt how to say it!!!!!!! Wooohhhhooooo ... lol .... :)


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