How to claim on your Overseas Visitor Health Cover

When you make a claim, you can either claim money back for treatment you’ve already paid for or claim money to pay for treatment.  

Simply follow the steps below: 

  1. Download the OVHC claim form
  2. Open the form in Adobe Acrobat and complete
  3. Click ‘SUBMIT’ and email it to us along with any relevant attachments (e.g. medical receipts) by selecting ‘Default email application’ and ‘Continue’.

Tip: If, when clicking ‘SUBMIT’, the ‘Default email application’ option is grey and cannot be selected, save the PDF and manually attach it to an email. Add your Policy Number in the subject or the body and send it to ovhcclaims@allianzcare.com.au along with any relevant attachments (e.g. medical receipts).

 You will receive an email confirming we have received your claim.

Once we receive your claim, we will process within 10 working days. Keep in mind that postage and bank clearance times can take several working days.

If you have submitted a claim for treatment you have already paid for, you can choose to have your benefit paid by:

  • direct debit – we will deposit money into your nominated bank account or,
  • cheque delivered to your postal address

If you have submitted a claim to pay for treatment, we will send the payment directly to your general practitioner or medical provider. Make sure you submit your claim as soon as possible so we can pay the bill on time.

Alternatively, you can post your claim and receipts to: 

Allianz Care Australia OVHC
Locked Bag 3001
Toowong QLD 4066

Waiting Periods

A waiting period is the time you need to wait after purchasing your policy before you can claim. You cannot claim for medical treatment that is provided during the waiting period. This means that you will need to pay for all expenses for the treatment.

Out-of-pocket fees

You may incur an out-of-pocket fee (known as a gap fee) if the amount the medical provider charges is more than the benefit you are entitled to under your cover. You will need to pay the gap fee yourself and won’t be able to claim that amount. We recommend you call your doctor or hospital before visiting to get an idea of what it will cost you.

Direct Billing Network

Using our network of direct billing providers makes it easier for you to claim when you visit a doctor. All you need to do is provide your valid membership e-card and the provider will bill us directly for the covered amount of your bill.

With direct billing, the doctor bills us directly. You do not have to make a claim.

Make sure you select a doctor or medical provider that specifies they can direct bill.