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Guest K.gordon

Medicare query

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    Guest K.gordon

    Hi there,

     

    My parents will be visiting for 2 months, will they be able to register for medicare for that time - they will also have their travel insurance for that period too?

     

    Very confusing as I know the UK NHS is reciprocal in Australia but knowing what to/who to insure with is baffling?? :confused::confused:

     

    Any information gratefully received.

     

    Thank you

     

    Kate

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    Hi

     

    My parents visit on a yearly basis and have never registered for Medicare. If they have normal holiday travel insurance then there would be no need for it. I don't think they would be able to get it anyway as they are not residents be it permanent or temporary.

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    Guest markandcate

    My parents came over for 6 months and they were able to register for medicare. They had travel insurance too but as they were here for a longer period of time they needed prescriptions for their daily tablets so had to see a doctor. They were going to be doing another 6 months here shortly and Medicare said they would get the same number, its just a temporary one. I think you are best asking at Medicare.

     

     

    Cate x

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    Guest Pam777

    yes they can register with medicare as the UK has reciprocal rights with australia. my parents live in spain and are unable to register with medicare when they visit as spain doesn't have reciprocal rights with australia.

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