Health care cards

  • Healthcare cards

    Most people who receive a Centrelink payment will meet the eligibility criteria for a Health care card. If you don’t receive a Health care card automatically you can make a claim for a card from your Centrelink office or online at

    Not all Health care cards get the same concessions.

    If you are eligible for a Centrelink health care card, you can use it to get the medication prescribed by your doctor at a concessional rate from your pharmacy. Check with your Pharmacist if the medication you need is subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBI) and provide your valid health care card when you get your script filled.