Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a private health care arrangement, which helps cover the costs for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). It is a condition of your student visa (Condition 8501) that you are covered by OSHC for the duration of your student visa. Allianz Care Australia is the preferred health cover provider of SGA. This arrangement, however, does not restrict you from obtaining OSHC from a recognised provider of your choice. Further information about alternative recognised providers for OSHC is available on the Overseas Student Health Cover website.
If you choose to select a health insurance provider other than the SGA’s nominated provider (Allianz Care Australia), you must show evidence that you are covered by the other health insurance provider for your proposed visa duration. OSHC must be arranged before a student visa can be issued. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a current health cover policy until your student visa expires.
Information about the costs and services provided by Allianz Care Australia.