New Zealand and Australia have a mutual health agreement, which means that New Zealand citizens travelling to Australia are entitled to limited subsidized health services for the necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. The mutual health agreement includes necessary medical treatment. The necessary medical treatment is any illness or injury that occurs while you are in Australia and requires treatment before returning home. Many hospitals in Montenegro do not accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to prove that you are entitled to free emergency care. RHCas are not designed to replace private health insurance. For example, they do not cover things like care in private hospitals, ambulance services or extra services such as dentistry, physio and optical purchasing. A full list of exclusions is available on the Australian government website. Note: Reciprocal health agreements with the following countries were terminated in 2016: Medicare defines necessary medical care as all illnesses or injuries that occur during your stay and require treatment before returning home. † out-of-pocket costs can be incurred if you see a doctor who does not make a bulk bill. On the Australian government`s website, you will find specific restrictions or considerations that apply to international students and retirees. agreement www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/_archive/ healthcare_national.pdf The CEUV does not apply outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Be sure to mention the mutual health agreement with the UK and have all the necessary evidence documents when you have access to health care. Some treatment costs may be reimbursed in part by the Medicare program.

It is recommended to make a claim while you are still in Australia, but you can contact Medicare in the UK if you have not been able to register during your stay in Australia. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. To see if you are qualified for Medicare, go www.medicareaustralia.gov.au To register for Medicare or apply, fill out a Medicare registration form or Medicare application form. Mutual health agreements (CORs) have given citizens of certain countries the right to obtain, during a visit to Australia, certain subsidized health services for basic medical treatment. As part of the RHCA membership, you may be eligible for limited Medicare benefits. Benefits apply only to primary health care or only to emergency care and under certain conditions. Many items such as ambulances, dental work, subsidized medications and private hospital fees or other incidental/extras costs do not cover. After arrival, deadlines and other restrictions may also apply. More information about mutual agreement on public health can be found on this site or by email [email protected]. You can also call Medicare directly on 0061 2 9895 3333. Whether you are a foreigner or moving to Australia, it is important to know if you are covered by Medicare.