Are you Pregnant and on a Student or Working Visa?

Immigrant women in Australia, either under a student or working visa, do not have access to the Australian health care system through Medicare Australia, which provides a Medicare Card.

Many immigrant women on either a student visa or working visa do not have Health Insurance or have allowed it to lapse because of the costs. Nevertheless, some Health Insurance companies do not cover any pregnant related insurance unless the expecting mother has been on the insurance cover for over one year. This is for Medibank Private, Bupa and others.

OHSC (Overseas Student Health Cover) insurance policy depends on the university the student is attending at the time. That is, some universities have a two month waiting period and some have twelve month waiting period.