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Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees

Community Services Card

Many general practices charge lower fees if you have a Community Services Card (CSC).

If you have a CSC, the most you will pay at participating health clinics is:

  • $19.50 for an adult standard visit
  • $13.00 for someone 14 to 17 years old, whose parent or caregiver has a CSC

Things to remember

  • Not all clinics offer cheaper fees for CSC holders. Call your local GP to find out
  • You have to be enrolled at a clinic to take advantage of lower fees for CSC holders
  • If you are eligible for a Community Services Card and don’t yet have one, you should be sent one automatically. Contact Work and Income if you haven’t received a card
  • Children under 14 don't need a CSC because they all get free appointments

Find out more about Community Services Cards and whether you are eligible at Work and Income.

Page last updated: 2 July 2020

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