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Why do overseas students need health insurance?
International visitors, including international students, to Australia are generally not eligible for funding from Australia’s national health care system.
Like most countries in the world, health care costs in Australia can be expensive. Even a few days in hospital for a routine operation can cost thousands of dollars in hospital charges and doctors’ fees.
Overseas Student Health Cover is designed to help reduce the costs of hospital and medical needs while you’re in Australia. The benefits available to you will depend on your level of cover, however you can expect to receive benefits across doctor visits (also known as a GP), hospital treatments and and out of hospital treatments, such as x-rays, blood tests and prescription medicines.
Why choose Medibank's Overseas Student Health Cover?
Visa compliant cover
Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover meet the requirements set out by the Australian Government and are 100% compliant for applying for or renewing, a Student visa.
Receive your insurance certificate online
Receive your insurance certificate to include in your visa application as soon as you purchase online.
Protect against the unexpected
No matter which Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover you choose, your cover includes unlimited emergency ambulance Australia-wide+
Planning to work in Australia after your graduation?
We can help take the hassle out of moving from OSHC to Overseas Workers Health Cover. Our team will talk you through your options and if needed can also provide your visa health insurance certificate. You can simply join online or contact Medibank how it suits you.
Your guide to navigating Australian healthcare
Most visitors to Australia have no access to Medicare. Like most countries in the world, health care costs in Australia can be expensive.
Need some help?
We’re here to help you choose the health cover that matches your needs while you’re in Australia. Contact Medibank how it suits you; online 24/7, WeChat, in-store or by phone.
+ For ambulance attendance and transportation to a hospital where immediate professional attention is required and your medical condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way.
* Offer for existing Medibank and ahm members on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) who join any of the following eligible Overseas Workers products: Overseas Workers Base Hospital, Overseas Workers Standard Hospital and Medical, Overseas Workers Advanced Hospital and Medical, or Overseas Workers Premium Hospital, Medical and Extras. Must quote promo code ‘WORKERS1’ upon time of join. Must maintain direct debit and hold eligible product for 3 continuous months from the policy start date to get the fourth month free. Excludes all other Hospital and Extras covers, Corporate Covers, and Overseas Health Covers. Not available with any other offer.
Things you should know
While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).
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