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Campus doctors bill via the Australian Medicare or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) systems. Bulk billing is available and students are currently 100% covered when seeing a doctor at Deakin Medical Centre, provided they have current and valid health cover.
Doctors at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood and Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds direct bill (meaning students do not have to submit a claim form or pay extra 'gap' costs) the following OSHC funds
Please note: Deakin Medical Centres do not have a direct billing arrangement with Australian Health Management OSHC so students are required to pay in total the doctor's bill on the day of appointment and claim back as advised.
All students who attend a Deakin Medical Centre must have current and valid Medicare or Overseas student health cover when seeing a campus doctor or nurse. In addition please inform reception staff and the campus doctor or nurse if you have a current and valid Health care card.
Payment in full is required at the time of appointment in the following circumstances:
Costs and fees exist for items such as vaccinations, bandages, dressings and crutches hire. A complete list of Deakin Medical Centre fees and charges is available from Student Life reception and Deakin Medical Centre staff.
If you are referred to another doctor, specialist, health care facility or undertake testing or procedures (blood test, x-rays) please enquire with the Campus doctor or nurse and the facility you are being referred to regarding fees and charges.
Please note: Deakin Medical Centre does not set or control fees or charges for other doctors, health care facilities or professionals or for procedures including blood tests and x-rays.
Norwegian students are covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, whilst Swedish student are covered by either CSN (Swedish National Board of Student Aid) or by Kammarkollegiet. If you are an exchange student for part of your study, you can only be covered by Kammarkollegiet. If you are a Swedish or Norwegian student you may choose to use OSHC instead of your national scheme.
Please note: Norwegian and Swedish students are required to PAY IN FULL at the time of service for medical consultations and associated treatments. You will need to claim back medical expenses incurred in Australia when you return home within 6 months.
Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) exist for the following countries: the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Italy and Malta.
Students wishing to utilise these agreements must apply for a reciprocal Medicare card AT a Medicare Australia office. Medicare Australia determines the eligibility of each application. Further information is available from Medicare Australia.