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.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have OSHC coverage for the entire time you are in Australia. Make sure you don’t let it expire!
OSHC covers you for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, emergency ambulance cover, as well as limited cover for medicines. You can buy more insurance to cover these extras if you wish.
If you need to go to the doctor or seek health treatment while you are here, you can visit your nearest clinic or general medical practice. Make sure you bring your OSHC card with you, and then make an insurance claim later (see more detail below). UniSA has a range of community clinics and the Magill Allied Health Clinic that you can also visit.
Check with whoever is providing your insurance for their advice on visiting the doctor, their claims procedure and what you are covered for.
The following videos will help you better understand the health system in Australia. To watch in languages other than English, visit the Bupa website.