Remember to have an STI test every 6-12 months, whenever you change sexual partners, or if you show any symptoms
So what is bulk billing exactly?
Bulk billing is when the government pays for the total cost of seeing a doctor if you have a Medicare Card. This means you pay nothing whatsoever – it’s absolutely FREE. You’ll just need to check that the service you’re requesting does bulk billing (just ask at the front counter or when you’re on the phone), as some doctors don’t. Bulk billing is a common practice and many doctors will bulk bill people under 16, students, and healthcare cardholders. A lot of medical centres also bulk bill.
The most important thing to remember is that you need a Medicare card.
If you’re 15 years or older you can get a Medicare card of your own. If you don’t have one already, just follow these simple steps to get one, because you’ll need it when you visit your doctor.