A concession card to get cheaper medicines and some discounts if you get a payment from us.
Eligibility & payment rates
You may be eligible for a Health Care Card if you get specific payments or supplements from us or the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A.
A Health Care Card entitles you to cheaper prescription medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Renewing a card
Your Health Care Card is issued for 1 year from the date you are granted the qualifying payment.
Have your concession or health care card with you everywhere you take your phone.
Lost or stolen card
Change of circumstances
You need to tell us if your circumstances change while you hold a Health Care Card.
If you travel outside Australia
There are limits on how long your card remains current when you travel outside Australia.
Other concession and health care cards
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