Healthcare in Australia

The Australian healthcare system

The Australian healthcare system is made up of two components – the public health system, known as Medicare and the private health system.

As an OSHC member, while you may not have access to Medicare, your membership can help you cover all or part of the cost for public and private health services.

how oshc works in the public health system

The public system

  • high standard of care
  • well-equipped emergency departments
how oshc works in the private system

Private healthcare

  • choose to be treated in a private or public hospital
  • choose your doctor
  • reduce waiting times for treatment