MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration initiative by the Federal Government aimed at strengthening the relationship between you, your general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams.

By registering for MyMedicare you’ll get access to:

  • greater continuity of care with your registered practice, improving health outcomes
  • longer Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) funded telehealth consultations with your GP
  • triple bulk billing incentive for longer MBS telehealth consultations for children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders, from 1 November 2023
  • more regular visits from your GP and better care planning for people living in a residential aged care home, from August 2024
  • connections to more appropriate care in general practice for people who visit hospital frequently, from mid-2024.

If you choose not to register in MyMedicare, you’ll still be able to access the same quality of care from your healthcare providers.

You’re eligible to register in MyMedicare if you have:

  • a Medicare card or Department of Veterans’ Affair (DVA) Veteran Card
  • face-to-face visits recorded with the same practice, including either:
    • one face-to-face visit for practices in remote locations (MMM 6 and 7)
    • two face-to-face visits for practices in other locations in the previous 24 months.

People who are facing hardship will be exempt from all eligibility requirements. This includes people experiencing domestic and family violence and homelessness.

Parents/guardians and children can be registered at the same practice if one of them is eligible and registered. A parent/guardian must register a child under 14 years and provide consent on their behalf. Young people aged 14 to 17 years can register and provide consent without a parent/guardian.

GPcare is registered with MyMedicare and you can register us as your chosen practice in the below ways:

  • Start the registration process in your Medicare Online Account or Express Plus Medicare Mobile app. GPcare practice staff will then accept the registration in the MyMedicare system.
  • GPcare staff can start the registration process for you in MyMedicare. This will trigger a registration in your Medicare Online Account or Express Plus Medicare Mobile app, which you can then complete.
  • Fill out a registration form by asking GPcare support staff. By signing the form, you are giving consent to participate in MyMedicare. Practice staff will then complete the registration in the MyMedicare system.

For more detailed information on MyMedicare click here.

GPcare General Practice

About GPcare

GPcare General Practice is located at the Summit Health Centre, Wellington Rd Mt Barker and is one of a number of clinical services provided by Summit Health.

GPcare is a not-for- profit, locally focused general practice committed to improving the health of our Adelaide Hills community.

We provide coordinated health care in a welcoming environment and consult alongside a large number of other health professionals in the Summit Health Centre.

It can be difficult arranging appointments with all your health care providers, our relationship with the medical specialists, nursing and allied health professionals consulting at the Centre enables us to provide you with a coordinated, comprehensive health care experience in one location.

A large number of our medical, nursing and practice staff proudly declare themselves as ‘Hills locals’.

We are located next to, and have a strong working relationship with, the Mt Barker Hospital.

Opening Hours

Monday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Tuesday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Friday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 12.30pm
Sunday: Closed

After Hours Care

If you require medical assistance outside of our normal consulting hours, please call our practice on 1300 472 273 or the National Home Doctor Service on 13 74 25 to be advised of after hours care options.

Alternatively, you can present to the Mt Barker District Soldiers Memorial Hospital Emergency Department located at 87 Wellington Road, Mount Barker (Phone: 8393 1777).

This service provides 24-hour emergency medical care and is a walk-in service.  Patients are triaged in order of priority and appointments for this service cannot be made.

In a medical emergency, please call 000.

Catastrophic Fire Danger Days

GPcare is located in a Bushfire Safer Place and will remain open on days when the Fire Danger Rating is catastrophic. For more information visit Bans and Ratings – CFS.

Contact Us

P 1300 472 273
PO Box 1794, Mount Barker SA 5251




COVID-19 Update

GPcare is committed to keeping our patients, staff and doctors safe at all times. 

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms: 

All patients with respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a loss of sense of smell or taste), need to phone for an appointment (do not book online) and you will receive instructions for your appointment. 

We are able to offer patients Telehealth or a face-to-face review, you will be required to have a negative RAT within 24 hours of your appointment or a negative COVID-19 swab within 72 hours of your appointment. 

Patients with respiratory symptoms will be required to wear a mask while in the clinic, children 12 years and under are exempt. 

Please visit COVID-19 health information | SA Health  for more information, including isolation, getting tested and advice if you have tested positive. 

Please also note: 

Telehealth –Fees may apply if patients are not eligible for telehealth under Medicare. 

For a phone consult with a GP please phone GPcare on 1300 472 273. 

Call 000 if you need urgent medical help.