Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) helps you to meet visa requirement.

OSHC helps you pay for hospital and medical services which you may need while living in Australia.

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CHOOSE COVER TO SUIT YOUR NEED

  • Single

    Cover for you only
  • Couple

    Cover for you and your partner as listed on your student dependant visa
  • Family

    Cover for you, your partner and your children under 18 years of age if they live with you in Australia
  • Single Parent

    Cover for you and your children under 18 years of age if they live with you in Australia

You are paid for

  • Doctor visits
  • Specialist services
  • Medical treatment at hospital
  • Public hospital
  • Private hospital
  • Emergency ambulance
  • Prescription medication
  • Prostheses
OSHC providers pay for the following services but please remember it is important that you should contact us prior to any major treatments, especially staying in the hospital.
Doctors*: We pay 100% of the Medicare Benefits Schedule fee (MBS Fee) for General Practitioners’standard consultations (doctors may charge above the MBS Fee) and 85% of the MBS Fee for other out-of-hospital services.
Hospitals*: Including accommodation, operating theatre, day services, emergency and accident services, outpatient medical and post operative services.
Prescription Medicines*: You pay a set amount towards the cost (PBS amount) and we pay the rest, up to a maximum of $50 per item to a maximum of $300 for a single membership ($600 family). As an overseas student, you may face significant out of pocket costs if you need treatment with “high cost” pharmaceuticals, particularly oncology (cancer) treatment.
Pathology and X-rays*: We pay 85% of the MBS Fee for out-of-hospital services or 100% of the MBS Fee for in-hospital services.
Emergency ambulance transport*: We cover 100% of the cost of emergency transportation in an ambulance.
Prosthetic devices: We cover the full cost of any No Gap prostheses and the minimum benefit for Gap permitted prostheses. Surgically implanted prostheses could include, for example, stents for coronary arteries, artificial hips/knees or titanium plates/screws for reconstructions & bone breaks.
Waiting periods may apply
Waiting periods apply for pre-existing conditions. That is, an ailment, illness or condition which either you or one of your dependants have, the signs or symptoms of which, in the opinion of a Medical Practitioner appointed by OSHC providers, existed at any time in the 6 month period before you or your dependant arrived in Australia. For pre-existing medical conditions and pregnancy related services including childbirth there is a waiting period of 12 months. That means you won’t be covered for these conditions until the waiting period is over. For a pre-existing condition of a psychiatric nature, there is a waiting period of 2 months.

You are not paid for

  • Infertility treatments
  • Services not covered by Medicare
  • Treatment outside of Australia
  • Compensation or damages
  • Non-essential hospital items

WHAT YOU’RE NOT COVERED FOR
1. Services not covered by Medicare such as cosmetic surgery or laser eye treatment.

2. Treatment for pre-existing medical conditions.

3. Any pregnancy related services in the first 12 months.

4. Psychiatric services within the first 2 months.

5. Assisted reproductive services such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

6. Services/treatment covered under compensation and damages provisions of any kind, for example, motor vehicle accidents covered by third party insurance.

7. Fees charged by your doctor above the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

8. Transportation of you or your dependants into or out of Australia in any circumstance.

9. Treatment received outside of Australia.

10. Treatment for any of your children who are over 18 years of age.

11. Treatment by dentists or other extras services such as glasses and physiotherapy unless this treatment is related to a hospital stay and is included in the hospital’s contract. You can be covered for this if you buy extras cover.

12. Items provided to you on discharge from a hospital including medication and crutches.

13. Personal expenses in hospital including telephone calls, television hire, internet and newspapers.

14. Services or treatment for which a claim has been submitted more than two years after the date of service or treatment.

15. Treatment organised before you or your dependants arrived in Australia.

16. Services or treatment rendered while your premiums are in arrears.

17. The cost of prescription medicines in excess of the benefit limits on we are paid for.

18. The gap for surgically implanted prostheses on the Australian Government’s Prostheses Schedule.

19. Any services or items in a Partner Private Hospital that are not covered by our agreement with the hospital.

20. The difference between the charges raised by a non Partners hospital and the benefit payable by OSHC providers.

21. Outpatient charges raised by private hospitals

22. Surgically implanted Prostheses and other medical devices not included in the Australian Government’s Prostheses Schedule

23. Treatment rendered by providers who are not recognised by OSHC providers for the purpose of paying benefits

  • OSHC protects yourself from the unexpected.
  • OSHC gives you convenience and peace of mind while you’re studying in Australia.
  • OSHCstudents connects you to the best OSHC.
Baek Ah Yeon

I trust Allianz since it is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia, with the medical centres where I only have to pay for what is left from insurance support. (no need to claim later). Besides, those centres are located at the centre of the city, close to schools. Very convenient, right? Credits to Allianz for providing reliable medical centres for health check and treatments.

Baek Ah Yeon | University of Queensland

Ariella Pei

I’ve been living homestay for 2 years. I’m now 19, I can to move out but I don’t want to leave my host, who has become my family. It feels like I’ve met my second family. Thanks OSHCstudents for sending me to this homestay!

Ariella Pei | University of Canberra

Chatchawat Paton

I realised how important insurance was when I started living in Australia. There I switched to using AHM instead of the previous service. AHM is extraordinarily good in its consulting service and customer care. I’ve learned a lot about Australian health care, also I was consulted with mental issues and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am very happy now.

Chatchawat Paton | Torrent University

Phuong Anh

Having lived in Australia for 2 years, I’ve been reliant on AHM OSHC to pay for my health care, which supports me for other expending. Last year, I sent my claim requests for several times and always received the claims within two days. Everything is easy, fast and simple.

Phuong Anh | Victoria University

Xiaoyu Cheng

Thanks to Allianz, every time I claimed my medial receipts it processed much more quickly and easily than I expected. I was initially a bit concerned since Allianz is more expensive than other insurance companies, but now I can ensure that it is totally worth the money.

Xiaoyu Cheng | Monash University

Emma

My homestay was very comfortable and convenient. My host was really kind. He showed me where to shop, which buses to catch, where the nearest train station is, to get off at which station so that I wouldn’t be taken to another suburb. Travelling was easy since the place was close to public transports. It only took 30 minutes to get to my college, actually I could go to anywhere easily!

Emma | Macquarie University

Jing Zhang

When told that I was going to live with an Italian family, I was pretty nervous and doubted whether they could speak good English as the local people? Yet it was no longer a problem when I saw them. They knew the problems of people who first came to Australia and always tried to help me. I learned so many things about both Australian and Italian culture and enjoyed tasty Italian meals every time. Awesome!

Jing Zhang | Griffith University

OSHCstudents Services

Partners

  • Annalink
  • Navitas
  • IDP
  • Shorelight

Providers

  • NIB
  • QBE
  • ISA
  • HCC
  • Global Experience
  • Bupa
  • Vodafone
  • OVHC Iman
  • Allianz
  • Medibank
  • AHM