If you are on a student visa (not working-holiday or tourist visa), you have already paid for basic health cover known as the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Your BUPA card will be sent to IELI by post. During your orientation at the IELI, OSHC will be discussed. If anything is unclear, take this opportunity to ask questions.
Your insurance covers (Bupa pays 100% of Medicare Benefit Schedules (MBS) fees):
- Doctors Fees
- Eye examinations (not glasses or contact lenses)
- Public Hospitals (shared ward)
- X-rays and pathology services such as blood tests
- Ambulance costs (for emergencies)
- Prescription medicines after co-payment, which is currently $30.70 (Up to $50 per prescription)
My Bupa Online Access
Students can access their personal OSHC membership via smart phone or online and submit claims with My Bupa where you can lodge a claim, find a provider, order your membership card and update personal details.
If you use a private hospital or your own doctor in a public hospital, you will have to pay the difference between that service and the overseas student health cover schedule fee. If you see the doctor in the Health and Counselling Service at Flinders University, you will not need to pay for the difference.
Your insurance does not cover:
- Additional charges for single hospital room
- Dental work
- Glasses and contact lenses
- Non prescription medicine
Healthcare in Australia – Videos
All videos are available with subtitles in the following languages:
- Simplified Chinese
- Portuguese – Brazilian
For more detailed information, please take an OSHC brochure from the IELI Student Lounge. If you would like to pay for additional insurance cover, please talk to the staff of IELI.