Frequently Asked Questions
As most overseas visitors or workers are not eligible for Medicare (our publicly funded healthcare for residents and citizens), getting an appropriate level of health insurance is a requirement for a range of visitors visas. Some visa subclasses must purchase, and provide proof of acceptable OVHC when applying for their visa and maintain cover for the entire time they are in Australia.
Depending on the type of cover you buy, your visitors cover will keep you protected against some of the costs of medical treatment if you get sick or have an accident. Some treatments can cost thousands of dollars!
OVHC is health cover that complies to a standard set by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DoHA). It’s part of the requirements for a range of visas when coming to Australia. CHBS International Health offers affordable health cover to suit your budget and needs. These products are only available to overseas workers of specific visa subclasses.
Once you’ve bought your cover, an email with your compliance letter will be immediately sent to you. Please make sure you provide a valid email address to avoid delays. If you have not receive your letter, contact CBHS International Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.