UNSW Overseas Student Health Cover

Medibank Comprehensive Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Staying healthy during your stay in Australia is important and OSHC is required as a condition of your student visa. Medibank Comprehensive OSHC provides you with cover to help you pay hospital and medical costs whilst you are studying in Australia.

Medibank Comprehensive OSHC includes

  • Prompt delivery of your OSHC Policy Certificate for visa application
  • Medibank OSHC App that turns your phone into your membership card, and helps you view your cover details, make claims, contact health advice lines and find a doctor
  • Support for your mental health, with no waiting periods for mental-health related services that Medibank Comprehensive OSHC pays towards, as well as Private Psychology benefits for up to $100 per consultation~ at recognised providers
  • Unlimited emergency ambulance cover*
  • Thousands of hospital services, including those for bone, joint and muscle, heart and vascular, joint reconstructions and ear, nose and throat+
  • 24/7 Student Health and Support line (1800 887 283) for medical assistance from a registered nurse, counselling services and interpreter services by phone
  • Better benefits for eligible prescription medicines, including a lower member contribution amount and a higher maximum benefit per item# than the OSHC Deed~
  • 100% of any Accident and Emergency Department Facility Fee paid at any hospital (public or private)^
  • Health and wellbeing programs offered jointly by UNSW and Medibank
  • On-campus face to face support at Medibank's UNSW retail store
  • Plus Medibank OSHC is 100% compliant for Student visa health insurance requirements

Things you should know

* For ambulance attendance and transportation to a hospital where immediate medical attention is required and your condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way.

+ Waiting periods apply.

^ A facility fee is an administrative fee charged by emergency department of hospitals. Out-of-pocket costs may apply for medical services such as x-rays, blood tests, and any charges raised by the doctor above the benefit we pay.

~ Annual limits apply.

# Medibank Comprehensive OSHC pays 100% of the cost after a $30 member contribution amount, up to an annual limit of $500 for Single Policies and $1,000 for non-Single Policies.

Medibank is the preferred OSHC provider for University of NSW (UNSW).

As one of Australia's leading health funds with over 3.7 million members, Medibank has extensive experience providing health cover options to international students studying in Australia.

This means you can have peace of mind that you will be well looked after while you are here.

Need a little extra help?

Feel free to contact us via

Phone: 134 148 (in Australia) or +61 3 9862 1095 (international)

Email: oshc@medibank.com.au

Or visit our on-campus store