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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for International Students & Visitors

UPDATE: Students who have previously been in Australia and have not been able to return as yet, can apply for a Leave of Absence when they return to Australia (any refund due will be calculated based on the end date of the student visa). Once you have booked airline tickets to Australia you will need to email the BUPA team on

Students who have been studying offshore and will be arriving in Australia for the first time can apply for a change of start date by emailing the BUPA team at


Click the link below to access Bupa's FAQs regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Bupa & your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Get your Digital Bupa Membership Card simply by download the myBupa app with your phone. It’s easy, fast and secure to use your Digital Bupa Membership Card. With just one tap, you can claim with iPhone, Apple Watch or Android phone. If you prefer physical cards, you can also register and log in to myBupa to order a card to be sent to your home address in Australia.

Alternatively, you can contact our Bupa on-campus consultant ( to help you order your Bupa membership card. You will need your Bupa membership number to register. Please check your BUPA verification letter for your membership details.







Bupa On-Campus Hours

Tuesday 10.00am – 4.00pm   City West, L2, Jeffrey Smart Building 

Wednesday 10.00am – 4.00pm  Mawson Lakes, GF, Sir Eric Neal Library

Thursday 10.00am – 4.00pm  City West, L2, Jeffrey Smart Building

Where to go for other Bupa support

  • Contact your UniSA Bupa consultant by email ( or phone (0437 492 395).
  • 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 for information on what to do if you get sick or how to find a Bupa Friendly Doctor.

Overseas Student Health Cover Basics

How to obtain your Bupa membership card

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.

Membership Card

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. UniSA Health Medical Clinic provide effective, qualified assistance. For non-BUPA members, you can search here to locate your nearest clinic or general medical practice.

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Understanding the Australian healthcare system

Watch Bupa's short video to help you better understand the Australian healthcare system

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What am I covered for?

Bupa’s OSHC membership provides cover for hospital and medical treatment. Click below to review

Understand my OHSC in more detail

Bupa Health & Wellness Tips

Information, inspiration and tips to help you live a healthy life - mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Wellbeing at UniSA

If you are keen to learn more about what’s available at the University to help you take care of your physical & mental health visit Wellbeing at UniSA

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What to do if I get sick?

Watch this short video on how you can get help if you get sick in Australia.

 Need some help?

Contact a Student Adviser (International)

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