Domestic and International Visitors

Australia is, no doubt, one of the most beautiful countries to go to and a hot spot for many foreign nationals worldwide. Travelling to a new place is always a fun activity until you need emergency medical assistance right away while you’re in the middle of all the fun. Cairns West Medical Centre can cater to any medical emergency regardless of whether you’re a domestic or international visitor.

 

But before anything else, here are some guidelines for foreign visitors in Australia who urgently need medical services. Suppose you are an overseas traveller or student in Australia and you need medical services right away. In that case, you are required to pay for your care. Medicare is Australia’s public health scheme, and most foreign visitors are not eligible for Medicare. If you are not eligible for Medicare, then your medical services will be charged to you in full.

 

However, some countries can be covered by the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA), which states that the Australian Government can provide Medicare benefits to visitors if they require special treatments. This includes appointments with a local doctor and medical treatment in public hospitals.

 

Here is a list of countries that are covered by RHCAs:

 

  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden 
  • United Kingdom.

 

In case you need emergency medical services right away, Cairns West Medical Centre can help you address your medical concerns right away for a not-so-hefty-price. Our care team strives to provide excellent medical services to local residents and the many visitors coming to this beautiful part of the world. Same day appointments are available for visitors too, ensuring disruption to your stay and travel remains minimal.

Cairns West Medical Centre welcomes all Visitors – Domestic and International.

Hotel, Resort and Backpacker guests.

Our care team strives to provide excellent medical services to local residents and the many visitors coming to this beautiful part of the world.

Same day appointments are available for visitors too, ensuring disruption to your stay and travel remains minimal.

Overseas visitors and healthcare is explained here.

EMERGENCIES

For emergency medical care 000

URGENT AFTER HOURS CARE

Dial a Doctor 1300 030 030

CONTACT THE CLINIC

Make an appointment 1800 343 233