Information for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. The situation is changing rapidly. Stay up to date with the latest information about the spread of COVID-19 and the steps being taken to slow the spread. The Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, announced new measures and restrictions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
We understand this is often stressful for students. We’ve compiled useful information of commonly asked questions and helpful resources for international students. Please keep up to date on these changes at: Australian Government Department of Health
What if I am not able to return to Australia to continue my study due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions?
We encourage all International students to contact their Education Provider to discuss their options of studies including deferment to next semester if returning to their home country is not possible.
For further information about changes to your student visa, please visit the Department of Home Affairs for up to date information.
What if I need to change the dates of my OSHC?
If you have purchased your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) through your institution or an education agent, please contact them directly for assistance with amending your start and end dates to your policy.
If you have purchased your OSHC policy from our website, you will need to contact Vision Consultants with your new dates, so we can update your details.
Please contact us on:firstname.lastname@example.org
We will make the necessary changes and re-issue the Certificate of insurance.
Is there a limit on how many times the policy dates are changed?
There is no restriction on how many times you amend your policy date.Remember, your OSHC policy is valid from the date that you arrived in Australia. It must match you visa end date and you must have continuous cover.
Does my OSHC Cover provide COVID -19 (Novel Coronavirus)?
We have received advice from Allianz OSHC, the following:
Cover is out there to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in hospital and out of hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*.
*Limits, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Please note that waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions.
Students can contact Allianz OSHC directly to discuss their circumstances. Allianz OSHC Call Centre team: 13 67 42
If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using healthdirect’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.
Symptoms include: fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath
healthdirect Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker
Answer questions about your symptoms to see if you need to seek medical help or get tested. This tool is available online at any time.