What is a Health Care Card?
A Health Care Card entitles you to receive certain discounts and services. In NSW this includes:
- Reduced pharmaceuticals
- Free ambulance cover
- Access to free dental care
- Free prescription lenses and frames
- Discounts to most alternative medical practices
Who is eligible for a Health Care Card?
Anyone who is on JobSeeker or a pension from Centrelink is eligible to get a Health Care Card. As a domestic student you may also be eligible if you are a “low income earner”. This means about $656 per week averaged over an 8 week period, as at 1st July 2022. To claim go to the Centrelink section of your myGov account.