MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration model introduced by the Australian government. It aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner and primary care teams. 

MyMedicare – Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website

MyMedicare – what do I do?

MyMedicare involves letting Medicare know which medical clinic you regard as your main healthcare provider. Among many benefits of registering under MyMedicare and choosing Merri-bek Family Doctors, you will have access to longer telehealth consultations with your GP, better flow of information to your trusted practice from other healthcare providers, and greater continuity of care aiming to improve health outcomes. 

Information on ‘How to Register’ can be found at the Government’s website on this patient information page.

A simple way to register

To register with Merri-bek Family Doctors under MyMedicare using the Medicare Express Plus mobile app, please follow these steps:

  • 1) Log in to the Medicare Express Plus mobile app and click on ‘My Medicare’
  • 2) Click ‘start’ on the ‘Register for MyMedicare’ page
  • 3) Search for ‘Merri-bek Family Doctors’ and select it when it appears in search results
  • 4) Choose your preferred doctor – this does not limit you from seeing any doctor at the practice
  • 5) Rate your experience of registering
  • 6) Press ‘Submit registration’. You’ve now registered for My Medicare.