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Medicare, health cover and MyHealth record

Learn more about Medicare, private health insurance and the Australian Government's My Health record.

Medicare

Medicare is Australia’s universal health insurance scheme. It guarantees all Australians (and some overseas visitors) access to a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost.

My Health Record

Learn more about the Australian Government My Health Record including what is information is recorded, your rights and privacy and how to opt out of the program.

Between 16 July 2018 and 31 January 2019, Australians had the opportunity to decide if they wanted a My Health Record and to opt out if they didn’t want one.

Records have now been created for eligible Australians who didn’t opt out.

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