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Is vaccination covered by OSHC? 20/10/2023 | 2075 Views

Is vaccination covered by OSHC?

OSHCstudents-OSHC(Overseas Student Health Cover) normally covers most of your medical costs however, you may be out of pocket for items such as vaccinations, pathology testing, and other services like physio, psychology, or podiatry. You may receive some rebate but it’s best to check with your OSHC provider about your coverage.
5 must-know terms before purchasing your OSHC policy 24/08/2023 | 772 Views

5 must-know terms before purchasing your OSHC policy

OSHCstudents-Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is an essential requirement for international students studying in Australia. Before purchasing an OSHC policy, it's important to understand some key terms to make an informed decision about your health insurance coverage. Here are five must-know terms.
How to access the Australian healthcare system as a foreigner 27/04/2023 | 1128 Views

How to access the Australian healthcare system as a foreigner

OSHCstudents - Getting sick or injured in a new country can be confusing and scary, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to go or what to do. If you are in Australia on a student, visitor, or working visa, you may not qualify for Medicare. If this is the case, OSHC/OVHC can help meet the costs of medical and hospital treatment in Australia. 
What is OSHC & OVHC Waiting Periods? 26/04/2023 | 737 Views

What is OSHC & OVHC Waiting Periods?

OSHCstudents-You’re probably here because you noticed there’s something called OSHC/OVHC waiting period and like many others who are buying OSHC/OVHC policy for the first time, you aren’t sure what it means. Read on for everything you need to know more about OSHC & OVHC waiting periods.
Best tips to choose a GP 08/08/2022 | 1041 Views

Best tips to choose a GP

OSHCstudents - If you’re seeking treatment for a physical or mental health concern, a general practitioner is likely your first point of contact. They help everyone from newborns to older adults. When choosing a GP, it is important to consider the following points.
Baek Ah Yeon

I trust Allianz Care 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 Care for providing reliable medical centres for health check and treatments.

Baek Ah Yeon | University of Queensland

Ariella Pei

I’ve been living with homestay family for 2 years. I’m now 19, I can 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 Allianz Care instead of the previous service. Allianz Care 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 expenses. 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 Care, every time I claimed my medical receipts it processed much more quickly and easily than I expected. I was initially a bit concerned since Allianz Care is more expensive than other insurance companies, but now I can ensure that it is totally worth the money.

Xiaoyu Cheng | Monash University


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 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 or not they could speak English well 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


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