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.


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.

You can meet with a Bupa representative on campus or at one of their retail stores:

Bupa on campus support person (OSHCSA@bupa.com.au)

Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm City West Campus
Campus Central Level 2,
Jeffrey Smart Building
217-243 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm Mawson Lakes Campus
Campus Central, Ground Floor
Building C, Sir Eric Neal Library,
Mawson Lakes
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm City East Campus
Campus Central 3rd Floor
Playford Building,
Frome Road, Adelaide

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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