What healthcare facilities and services are available for international students? - PFEC

What health care facilities
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What healthcare facilities and services are available for international students? 9 Months ago

Navigating Healthcare Abroad: A Comprehensive Guide for Indian Parents

For Indian parents who aspire for their children's higher education in Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and Canada, understanding the healthcare facilities and services in these countries is crucial.

It is paramount to ensure the well-being of students while they immerse themselves in a new educational and cultural environment.

1. Healthcare Insights by Country:


  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): It is mandatory for international students to have OSHC, covering medical and hospital care costs.
  • Accessible Services: Australia offers extensive healthcare services, including general practitioners, specialists, and emergency services.
  • Mental Health Services: Mental health services and counseling are available and usually covered under OSHC.


  • Student Health Insurance Plans: Most universities require international students to have health insurance, covering medical services, specialists, and prescriptions.
  • On-Campus Health Services: Many universities provide on-campus health centers offering primary care and mental health services.
  • Specialized Care: Access to specialists and tertiary care services is available, usually covered under insurance plans.


  • National Health Service (NHS): International students have access to NHS services, including general practitioners, specialists, and hospitals.
  • Health Surcharge: Students pay an Immigration Health Surcharge as part of their visa application for accessing NHS services.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Mental health services, emergency care, and preventive services are accessible under NHS.


  • Health Insurance Requirement: International students must have private health insurance covering medical expenses.
  • General Healthcare Services: Ireland offers a range of healthcare services, including general practitioners, hospitals, and specialized care.
  • Mental Health Support: Counseling and mental health support services are available and accessible.


  • Provincial Health Plans: International students are covered under provincial health plans, providing access to healthcare services.
  • Supplementary Insurance: Some provinces require additional private insurance for international students.
  • Comprehensive Services: Canada offers a range of healthcare services, including primary care, specialized services, and mental health support.
Wellness and Preventive Services

2. Wellness and Preventive Services:

  • Health Awareness: Universities in these countries provide health awareness programs, promoting well-being and preventive care among international students.
  • Vaccination: Access to vaccination and immunization services is available, ensuring protection against various diseases.

3. Engaging with PFEC Global:

Understanding and accessing healthcare services abroad can be complex. PFEC Global provides comprehensive insights, guidance, and support on the healthcare facilities and services available in the host countries, ensuring that students are well-informed, prepared, and supported during their educational journey abroad.

Why PFEC Global?

  • In-depth Guidance: PFEC Global offers thorough guidance on understanding and accessing healthcare services, ensuring students are well-prepared.
  • Expert Counsel: The experienced counselors at PFEC Global provide invaluable advice on healthcare facilities, insurance requirements, and wellness services available in host countries.
  • Continuous Support: PFEC Global provides ongoing support and assistance, ensuring the health and well-being of students are prioritized.
  • Empowering Decisions: With PFEC Global, students and parents are empowered to make informed decisions on healthcare services and well-being.


Healthcare facilities and services are a crucial consideration for Indian parents sending their children to study in Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and Canada.

The availability of comprehensive healthcare services and facilities in these countries provides reassurance to parents about the well-being of their children.

PFEC Global ensures that parents are not just securing educational advancements for their children, but are also ensuring their health, well-being, and holistic development in a new country.

Choosing PFEC Global means choosing a partner who walks with you, ensuring your child’s health and success in every step of their international education journey.