Health and Wellbeing

Sydney Community Forum and Oz International Student Hub are gathering information about the Health and Wellbeing support available for International Students in NSW.
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Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance

Basic OSHC covers visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, limited pharmaceuticals, ambulance cover and access to private hospitals.

Dental, optical and physiotherapy treatments are not covered by basic OSHC but are available as ‘extras’ from some OSHC providers as part of more comprehensive OSHC cover.

If you are concern about what is not covered by your insurance please check: What’s Not Covered By OSHC or for more information about your OSHC, click the link below.

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What’s Not Covered By OSHC

Insurance companies are not allowed to cover some costs under OSHC policies for international students including; visiting a dentist, most dental examinations, glasses, contact lenses and other visits to the optometrist.

If you are concern about what your insurance does not cover please check the link below.

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What is a general practitioner (GP)?

General practitioners (GP) are doctors who have completed training in general practice and have broad knowledge and skills to treat health issues  Because your GP gets to know you and your community, they can provide care that is suitable just for you.

You can find a list of GPs in your area by using health directs Service Finder.

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Sexual Health & Safe Sex

Sexual and reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing -it includes health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate. Access to accurate information, testing, treatment, and timely support can lead to healthy and respectful relationships.

Good sexual and reproductive health involves gender equality, respect, safety and freedom from discrimination, violence and stigma.

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The information provided is general information only and is not a substitute for legal or medical advice. If you need support to access any of the services listed above, please contact us. #YouAreNotAlone