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Old 02-21-2013, 12:41 AM
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Hi all

Dave here.

In the UK, we have the national heath service - NHS and we don't need to pay for the treatment.

Let's say, I'm on a working holiday visa and need some medical attentions. What would happen? Do I need a private medical insurance to get the treatment and cost of medicines?

Please help!

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:38 AM
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I have the same query..hey guys looking for your advice please.
Hi Stella

Have you got the answer? Nobody seems to know unfortunately. I reckon we need to buy medical insurance. Let more know I'd you find out anything. I'll do the same.

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Hi all

Dave here.

In the UK, we have the national heath service - NHS and we don't need to pay for the treatment.

Let's say, I'm on a working holiday visa and need some medical attentions. What would happen? Do I need a private medical insurance to get the treatment and cost of medicines?

Please help!

Thanks,

Dave
yes you will have to pay on your own, privately


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Old 03-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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Yep. I am - well, was - on a WHV until February 18th. On my first visit to a doctor they wanted to charge me $120 AUD as a "first time visit" fee for a foreign traveller, and then another $60 appointment fee. I'm living in NSW and $60 seems to be the standard fee for a doctor's visit. Everyone - even Australians - pay it. The lady at reception was very kind and dropped the first time fee down to $60, which made my total fee for that visit $120 (first time fee + normal fee).

I've had to pay $60 out of pocket each time I visit the doctor's and there is no reimbursement for that. There is also no reimbursement for medication at the pharmacy; you pay the entire cost out of pocket. I can only assume that dental and eye appointments run the same way.

If you want health coverage you'll have to grab some privately!

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While Australia has a similar system to the NHS for Australians, all visitors must have private medical insurance, or a simple ambulance trip to a hospital could cost about 600 pounds.


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It is ok with the private medical insurance or simple ambulance trip to a hospital. However, is the price - 600 pound a suitable?
It sounds too much.


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Old 03-13-2013, 08:32 AM
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Where is the best place to get private insurance?

How much should I be looking at?


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Type....... medical insurance au.....into your search and browse through the links.


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Yes you must get travel insurance. Just google "travel insurance" and you will see many companies.

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I found this - a Brit site that compares travel insurance companies

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/travel-insurance/

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