Health Insurance in Australia: Overseas Student Health Cover
As an international student who wants to study in Australia, you are likely aware of the importance of having adequate health insurance coverage in the event of a medical emergency. But what about health insurance specifically for international students? Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a health insurance policy designed specifically for international students studying in Australia, providing comprehensive medical and hospital coverage for students studying in Australia for a period of time.
What does OSHC cover?
OSHC can cover doctor’s visits, the cost of hospitalization and medical care, and ambulance services are also included in the benefits. Coverage may vary based on the insurance plan you purchase so it is important to research and compares each OSHC provider to ensure that you are getting the coverage you need.
OSHC doesn’t cover any cost of general treatment such as dental, optical or physiotherapy. If you are looking for these types of benefits, you can take Extras OSHC which is provided by an OSHC provider or general treatment cover with any Australian private health insurer.