How to apply for a Medicare provider number.
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About Medicare provider numbers
A provider number is a unique number issued to eligible health professionals who participate in the Medicare Program.
Who can apply for a provider number
Health professionals who are registered with the AHPRA, or a relevant registration body can apply for a Medicare provider number can apply.
Applying for a Medicare provider number
Apply for your initial number using a form and for additional numbers online with HPOS.
Processing times for applications
We’ll send you a letter to let you know when your Medicare benefits application has been finalised.