All overseas students on ‘Student Visas’ must have health cover while studying in Australia. Language Links arranges OSHC through BUPA Australia. BUPA will reimburse you if you need to visit a doctor, have a blood test, have x-rays or need emergency transport to the hospital in an ambulance.
Single, couples and family cover is available, the monthly cost varies based on the duration of cover.
Medical Practitioners (including specialists)
Pathology services (blood tests…)
X-ray • OSHC pays 100% of the Medicare Benefits
Schedule fee, and 85% for specialists and all other medical services that do not take place as an in-patient in a hospital (you pay the difference)
For medical services, OSHC will pay 100% of the MBS fee
OSHC pays all hospital charges in a shared ward in any public hospital
You will have to pay the difference between the OSHC benefits and the total fees
For outpatient medical treatment provided by a public hospital
If you choose a private Hospital, BUPA private will meet the full cost of charges raised by the hospital except for: any difference between your doctor charges and the MBS fee; any prescribed medicines not covered by the hospital agreement; discharge items and ancillary services not related to the reason for your hospital admission; charges for ancillary services not covered by our agreements; outpatient fees
OSHC provides benefits for most prescription medicines, except for oral contraceptives