Having your stepchildren listed on your Medicare Card may help when taking your stepchild to the Doctor and will minimise any out of pocket expenses.
To ensure your stepchildren are listed on your Medicare Card, you will need to complete an Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form and provide documentation proving your relationship, for example a copy of Parenting Orders.
Completion of this form requires the original cardholder’s signature. In the event that the other
parent does not consent to the child being copied or transferred from their Medicare card to the stepparent’s Medicare card, an Order to this effect can be sought from the Family Law Courts.
This form can be found here.
Upon reaching the age of 15, children may obtain their own Medicare card.