As a student, it's important to look after your health.
This section explains a little more about health, student insurance, and wellness assistance available to international students, so that you can make the most out of your time in Perth.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Your educational institution will arrange health cover for you and will most likely have an agreement with a specific OSHC provider. However, you do not have to stay with this provider; see the list below for OSHC options.
While you are studying in Perth, your OSHC will help to pay for any medical or hospital care you may require. It will also contribute towards the cost of most prescription medicines and an ambulance in an emergency.
Importantly, OSHC does not cover dental, optical or physiotherapy. If you want to be covered for these benefits, you will need to pay for additional private health insurance.
WA Health have developed some videos to help give you a better understanding about sexual health topics, and the healthcare system in WA. These videos are to be used as a general guide only and should not replace professional healthcare advice. View the videos here.
Overseas Student Health Cover providers
AHM is one of Australia’s largest health insurers providing affordable health insurance for overseas students studying in Australia.
AHM OSHC also provides services to help students settle in to Australian school life. These include orientations, interpreter services, emergency medical assistance, stress and trauma counselling, direct billing and more. AHM OSHC also offers Extras cover if required.
Find out more about AHM’s health cover here.
Visit the Allianz Global Assistance website for local information relating to direct billing, doctor locations and on-campus representative information. Watch an information presentation to better understand the benefits and use of OSHC with Allianz Global Assistance or refer to the simple guide and frequently asked questions.
Find out more information on overseas student cover here.
Bupa is a leading global health and care company, operating in more than 190 countries. In Australia, Bupa is the largest private health insurer, drawing on their international expertise and experience to provide members with better healthcare services, support and advice. Bupa Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) can help ensure you’ll be covered for the cost of medical treatments if you get sick or have an accident, plus help you meet your visa requirements. As a Bupa member you will also have access to great member benefits and exclusives as well as access to a large network of support including a 24-hour student support line, extensive doctor networks and more.
Find out more about Bupa’s cover here.
Medibank Private is one of Australia’s largest private health insurers offering students additional services as part of their OSHC including:
- Face-to-face service at about 100 Medibank stores across Australia
- 24/7 emergency assistance (call 1800 234 601)
- Access to discounts on things like movie tickets and magazine subscriptions through feel better Rewards.
Find out more about Medibank Private health cover here.