Learn about OSHC and what to do when you are feeling unwell.

Health Cover and Visiting The Doctor

An important requirement of your student visa is that you have adequate Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while you are studying in Australia. As a full-fee paying overseas student, your original tuition fees will have included an additional charge for visa length OSHC.

OSHC covers the cost of hospital and out-of-hospital medical treatments (such as a visit to your GP), some pharmaceuticals, and emergency ambulance services while you are in Australia.

Your OSHC

You can contact your Bupa on-campus consultant (OSHCSA@bupa.com.au) to pick up your Bupa membership card or register and log in to myBupa to order a card to be sent to your home address in Australia. You will need your Bupa membership number to register. Please check your BUPA verification letter for your membership details.


 

Please note: The health, safety and wellbeing of Bupa customers and employees is our utmost priority.

As the situation with COVID-19 has evolved, Bupa have made the difficult decision to provide remote services to minimise the risk of exposure.

 

Where to go for other Bupa support

  • Contact your UniSA Bupa consultant by email (OSHCSA@bupa.com.au) or phone (0437 097 172).
  • Health insurance queries to students@bupa.com.au, monitored Monday to Friday.
  • OSHC support team available Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm (AEST) on 1800 888 942 (from Australia) or +61 3 9937 4223 (outside Australia).
  • 24-hour Student Advice Line for support in 180 languages on 1300 884 235.
  • Or visit bupa.com.au/students for information on what to do if you get sick or how to find a Bupa Friendly Doctor.

If you need to obtain your Bupa membership card, register and log in to myBupa to order a card to be sent to your home address in Australia. You will need your Bupa membership number to register. Please check your BUPA verification letter for your membership details.


 

Seeing a doctor

If you need to go to the doctor or seek health treatment while you are here, you can locate a BUPA friendly doctor or visit UniSA Health Medical Clinics, conveniently located at City West and City East campuses. For non-BUPA members, you can search here to locate your nearest clinic or general medical practice.

The Australian healthcare system

Watch this video to understand a little more about the Australian healthcare system.

You can also visit the Australian government’s healthdirect website for further information on how Australian healthcare works.


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