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The role of GP in Australia
General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care.
Why choose Medibank's Overseas Student Health Cover?
For visa subclass 500. Planning to study in Australia or to continue your studies? Medibank’s Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) can meet your visa health insurance requirements and help with medical treatment if you have an accident or get sick. 
What to do if your medical costs are higher than you expect?
If your bill is significantly higher than you expected, the Ombudsman suggests that you do the following
Australia: Who is eligible for Medicare?
You are eligible for Medicare benefits if you
More about the afterhours GP helpline in Australia
The helpline offers you the option of having a phone or video call with a GP, depending on your circumstances. Eligible patients are referred to a video call by a registered nurse.
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.
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