FAQs for adolescents and parents

When can I get my own Medicare card?

  • When you turn 15 years old you can get your own Medicare card. The Medicare website explains how here.
  • If you don’t have your own Medicare card but need to see a doctor, the clinic should be able to look up your Medicare Number. The Clinic will need your name and date of birth to find your Medicare Number. If you have been to the clinic before they should have your Medicare details on file already

How old do I need to be to see a doctor on my own?

Will the information I tell my doctor be confidential? 

Do I have to tell my parents that I am seeing a doctor?

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