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Does OVHC cover dental and optical?

OSHCstudents-Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) is designed to provide health insurance coverage for international visitors to Australia. The coverage included in OVHC plans can vary depending on the insurance provider and the specific policy you choose. However, dental and optical coverage is generally not included in standard OVHC plans.

Typically, OVHC plans primarily focus on covering essential medical services and hospitalization. These services can include:

    • hospital fees
    • general practitioner (GP) fees
    • ambulance transport
    • some pharmacy costs

Dental and optical services are often considered extras or ancillary services in health insurance plans, including OVHC. If you want coverage for dental and optical services, you may need to purchase additional coverage as part of your policy. This can vary from one insurance provider to another, so it’s essential to review the policy details and consult with the insurer to understand the specific coverage options available to you.

When considering OVHC or any health insurance plan in Australia, it’s crucial to carefully read the policy documents, ask questions to clarify coverage and choose a plan that aligns with your specific healthcare needs. Additionally, consider factors such as waiting periods, annual limits, and any out-of-pocket expenses that may apply to dental and optical services.

If you are international students, foreigners arriving to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.


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