Membership

We are Australia’s largest patient-owned healthcare co-operative committed to providing affordable healthcare services to our members.

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How National Health Co-op Membership works

Joining as a member is easy. All you need to do is:

What benefits do our members receive?

All National Health Co-op paid members gain access to a bulk billed doctor of your choice as many times as you need.

Our standard appointment time is 15 minutes.

Children under 18 years of age can access our services for FREE as part of your membership.

How much does membership cost?

Our annual membership fee is $100.

A one-off $30 sign up fee is required for all new members.

Am I entitled to any discount on the membership fee?

Commonwealth concession card holders receive a 50% discount ($50) and children under 18 years of age receive FREE cover under their parent or guardian’s membership.

Free membership is available to community members in need, and is assessed on a case-by-case basis in partnership with local community service agencies.

How do I sign up?

Becoming a National Health Co-op member is easy.

Before your first appointment just complete the form below, scan and email it direct to reception@nhc.coop. Alternatively you can also bring the completed forms into one of our clinics, or complete them in person at the clinic.

Membership form

All applicants must complete the below form:

AND, if you want to transfer your medical records, pay monthly or learn about your patient rights and responsibilities please read and/or complete the additional forms relevant to you:

Your first appointment

Prior to your first consultation with a doctor, one of our nurses may conduct a free 30-minute health assessment with you. This health assessment establishes a medical baseline and helps to identify individuals who may benefit from additional clinical support.

This approach is part of how we work to deliver better health outcomes and to significantly reduce instances of preventable diseases, thus lessening the personal and societal impact of chronic conditions.

How does the Co-op model work?

In addition to being a fully registered health promotion charity, we are a non-distributing co-operative. This means we reinvest all our retained earnings back into the organisation for the sole purpose of providing additional services to our membership and to facilitate the ongoing expansion of the organisation.

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