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Buying Overseas Student Health Cover
Arranging health cover before you depart for Australia is an essential component of pre-departure planning. All international students in Australia must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire period of their stay.
Why is OSHC important?
OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) is insurance taken out by international students to meet hospital and medical costs while in Australia.
Why is family OSHC so expensive?
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a requirement for most international students. Migration policy states students need an insurance policy for the length of their student visa. Students will need to have their OSHC policy in order to apply for the visa.
Doctors in Australia.
In Australia a General Practitioner is a doctor who works in offices in the community, not in hospitals. They treat colds and flu’s, general health issues such as diabetes, and minor injuries.
Understand OSHC policies - including pregnancy related services
As an International Student, you need OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) to meet the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. If you are considering falling pregnant whilst studying in Australia, it is important to understand OSHC policies well including pregnancy related services (including childbirth).
OSHC How to Make a Claim
 How To Make A Claim With Overseas Visitors Health Cover by Health Care Australia. Find out how to claim online, by post, in person, and direct billing.
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