You`ll find some basic tips on health care and hospitals in the islands on the GOV. UK website and on the official Turkish and Caicos Island tourism website. 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. People in some countries are covered by a mutual health agreement (REziprok) between their country and Australia. These agreements may entitle you to limited subsidized health services for the necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. 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. The terms of the various agreements differ. In general, the agreements grant residents of both countries reciprocal access to the other country`s public health system for any immediate medical treatment required before their return.
To see if you are qualified for Medicare, visit www.medicareaustralia.gov.au If you plan to live or work in any of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. Australia has mutual health agreements with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Slovenia and Ireland. Each mutual agreement is different and varies in terms of both benefits and eligibility duration. The agreements do not apply to all health services. Some services that are not covered by the agreements are: – treatment that is not immediately necessary, ambulance care, dental care, para medical services, medical evacuation in your home country, burials, treatment and accommodation in private hospitals or as private patients in a public hospital, electoral treatment, pre-ordered treatment before arrival in Australia. This is why it is strongly recommended that all visitors from the countries of mutual insurance take out adequate medical insurance.