Better Access to Psychological Services

Sometimes, international students prefer to access psychological services outside of their universities. Below are the steps as well as relevant links to these services. Steps Ask the psychologist on the payment method when making an appointment (either upfront or claim the bill from the psychologist and send it to the OSHC provider). Ask the GP to refer you to a psychologist. Call the psychologist and ask how much an appointment will cost. Advise the psychologist on the mental health plan. Contact the OHSC provider and provide them with the MBS Item number, get information on the following: a)Would it be…

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Ethno-Specific Services

We have compiled a list of ethno-specific services catering to people who wish to receive counselling in their own language. Current languages include Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese/ Hainanese/ Hakka/ Mandarin), Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Telugu, Urdu and Vietnamese.

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Insurance

As an international student, you are required to have an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you arrive. If you have any concerns or require assistance, please contact your insurance agency below: Allianz members COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)  Bupa members Bupa Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) How to Find a Doctor? Medibank members Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

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Universities

As an international student, you are supported by your universities, even in regards to your health and wellbeing. We have compiled the following information on the types of support on offer.

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