Overseas Student Health Cover that meets your visa requirements
Join by 31 July
to get a 5% discount*
* The 5% discount is available to new members on OSHC Core and applied to payments made upfront for the full duration of the visa period.
Why choose nib?
You are covered for
Covered - we help you pay for
100% of the government-recommended fee (known as the 'MBS') for general practitioner (GP) consultations which are not part of a hospital stay. Note: If your GP charges more than the recommended fee, you will be required to pay the difference (known as a 'gap').
85% of the government-recommended fee (MBS) for specialist services including pathology, radiology and other specialists providing treatment which is not part of a hospital stay.
100% of the government-recommended fee (MBS) for medical treatment provided in a hospital including doctors, specialists, pathology and radiology.
The amount set by State and Territory health authorities (referred to as the 'gazetted rate') for services charged to patients who are not Australian residents. If the hospital charges higher than the gazetted rate you may experience significant out of pocket expenses. Includes:
- shared ward accommodation, theatre fees and same day services
- accident and emergency services
- post-operative services and related medical treatments which don't require a hospital stay
100% of the rate nib has established with the hospital through a contract. Includes:
- private or shared room accommodation
- theatre fees and same day services
Note: If you choose to be treated in a private hospital nib does not have a contract with, you will be required to pay any difference between the default benefit and the hospital accommodation cost. Find a nib Agreement Private Hospital .
100% of medically necessary transport provided by a State and Territory Ambulance Service.
Up to $50 per prescription item listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), after you pay the PBS Patient contribution. You can claim up to $300 per person per calendar year, capped at $600 for families.
Prostheses listed on the Australian Government Prostheses Schedule as "no-gap prostheses". We'll also pay the minimum benefit for prostheses listed as "gap permitted".
Not Covered - we do not pay for
Infertility treatments like assisted reproductive services or in-vitro fertilisation and secondary conditions related to infertility treatments.
Treatments by dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors or any other Extras service providers (unless directly related to a hospital admission and completed in hospital), or other Extras services such as glasses, hearing aids or artificial aids.
Services not covered by Medicare such as cosmetic surgery, laser eye treatment or experimental surgery
Treatment outside of Australia or arranged before arriving in Australia.
Services and treatments that are covered by compensation or damages of any kind (like workers compensation or third party insurance).
Luxury hospital rooms and other non-essential items like TV hire, beauty treatments and phone calls.
Why nib is worth it
We are one of Australia’s largest health insurers, covering over one million people in Australia and New Zealand
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