Healthcare in Perth
Australia's national Medicare scheme provides free or subsidised public healthcare and access to medicines for Australian citizens and permanent residents. Only certain visa categories are eligible for Medicare coverage. Eligible expats moving to Perth should make registration a priority in order to take advantage of the high standard of healthcare associated with the country's public sector. Those who aren't eligible for Medicare should take out comprehensive private medical insurance in its place.
Perth has a large number of public and private healthcare facilities. Unless expats have a medical condition needing specialist treatment, it is generally more convenient to make use of doctors and medical practitioners in their local suburb or residential area.
Hospitals in Perth
Address: Alma Street, Fremantle
Midland Public Hospital
Address: 1 Clayton Street, Midland
Address: 150 Mounts Bay Road
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Address: Hospital Avenue, Nedlands