If you are Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander, you can have an Indigenous health check and receive cheaper medicines. Your children and family can have a health check too.
Make an appointment to see a doctor at any time and get a health check once every year. You do not have to be unwell to have an Indigenous health check.
All doctors can give you a health check. You can make an appointment at your local GP clinic, Aboriginal Medical Service or community clinic.
Take your Medicare card. If you do not have one or you have lost it, you will need to apply for one from a Medicare office (at Centrelink) before your appointment.
If you have a Pensioner Concession card or a Health Care Card, you should also bring those along. If you have a concession card, you will get most of your medicines for free. If you do not have a concession card, you may still get your medicines cheaper when you have your Indigenous Health Check.
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