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How to prepare for an emergency?

OSHCstudents – A medical emergency could happen to you or your family at any time. Being prepared can help you to know what to do, if you or someone around you, needs urgent medical assistance. 

No-one wants to deal with a medical emergency, but the reality is that sometimes they’re unavoidable. With a few key tips, you can be prepared and make the best possible choices for you or your family, even in the trickiest of circumstances.

How to prepare for an emergency

1. Create a list of important details, and keep it somewhere handy.

It’s a good idea to have the address and phone number of your closest hospital written down somewhere handy, perhaps on the fridge, as well as other helpful emergency contact numbers, such as the Poisons Information Hotline. You should also have your partner and close family members’ contact details written down, in case your phone isn’t accessible in a medical emergency, as the hospital may need to contact them.

2. Downloading the Emergency+ app means you’ll be able to reach emergency services and provide them with your location digitally, even when mobile reception is bad or you’re not sure exactly where you are.

3. If you have kids, make sure you teach them how to call Triple Zero (000) and what to say to the operator. The Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge is an online game that can help young Aussies learn how to respond to an emergency in a fun, age-appropriate way.

Find out more on what to do when you feel sick, including how to identify if it’s an emergency.

Sometimes, in an emergency, an ambulance may be needed. If you do need an ambulance, it’s important to know what your options are in paying for ambulance services.

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

OSHCstudents (source: Bupa)

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