What's covered by Medicare
Medicare helps with the costs of seeing a doctor, getting medicines and accessing mental health care.
Using your private health insurance
It’s up to you whether you use your private health insurance in a public hospital or Medicare.
Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme
If you live in a rural and remote area, and have to travel more than 50 km to your local public hospital, you may be eligible for the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme. Find out if you're eligible.
The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme helps with travel and accommodation costs for patients who need to use specialist medical services that aren't available in their local area.
You can read more about the subsidy scheme on the Queensland Government website.