Primary care (GP, nursing, allied health)

Medicare primary care items provide Medicare rebates for a range of services provided by general practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives, practice nurses and allied health providers.

Page last updated: 03 April 2014

Please read in association with the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Information on health assessments and follow-up allied health services.

AutismHelping Children with Autism program

Medicare items supporting early diagnosis and treatment.

DisabilityBetter Start for Children with Disability initiative

Medicare items supporting early diagnosis and treatment.

Diabetes type 2allied health

Information on the allied health group services provided by: eligible diabetes educators, exercise physiologists and dietitians for people with type 2 diabetes, on referral from a GP.

Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC)GP services

Information on the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items that are available under Medicare to patients with a chronic medical condition.

Chronic Disease Managementallied health individual services

Information on the individual allied health services available to patients with a chronic condition and/or complex care needs, on referral from a GP.

Health assessments

Information on eligibility for health assessments and related allied health services.

History of key MBS primary care initiatives 1999-2013

Medication management reviews

Information on the medication management reviews available for patients in the community or in an aged care facility, on referral from a GP.

Midwives and nurse practitioners

Information on the expanded role of eligible midwives and nurse practitioners in the delivery of Australian health services.

Multidisciplinary case conferences

Information on how health professionals may meet to discuss, plan, coordinate or make arrangements on behalf of a patient.

Optometry under Medicare

Information on optometry services, fees, aids and appliances.

Pregnancy support counselling

Information on non-directive pregnancy support counselling services provided under Medicare to a person who is currently pregnant or has been pregnant in the preceding 12 months.


For information about eligibility, claims and services please contact the Department of Human Services.
Patients telephone 132011
Providers telephone 132150
Web site Department of Human Services
Other web site MBS Online