The Health Service is a fully equipped and accredited Medical Centre and is open from 8.45 to 5.pm Monday to Friday, including vacation periods (but excluding Christmas and New Year periods).
It is available to all currently enrolled Flinders University students and staff. Consultations are strictly confidential.
The general-practice Health Service is staffed by male and female medical practitioners. It provides emergency and routine medical care, as well as other services such as:
- first aid
- health screens (pap smears, skin checks, cholesterol, STDs etc)
- staff medicals
- minor surgery
- health education
- vaccinations (both for health care work and travel)
- SA Pathology (see below)
The doctors are familiar with the university’s policies and procedures.
All eligible consultations and services are bulk-billed (see below). You need to bring your Medicare Card (Australian students) or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Card.
The doctors direct bill Medicare, Medibank Private, Bupa and Allianz Global Assistance. International students with a different private health insurer will need to pay up-front on the day of their appointment and have the money reimbursed by the insurance company.
To see a doctor you will need to make an appointment. Longer consultations are available or you can request the doctor you prefer.
To make an appointment online click the button below.
or call 8201 2118, or drop in and speak to the reception staff.
Non rebatable Medicals
There are occasions when students or staff require a medical examination in relation to their employment or other activity (eg taxi driving, aviation, diving etc). These medicals do not attract a Medical Benefits Scheme payment. As a result, any patient seeking such a Medical from the University Health Service will need to book a double appointment and the doctor will issue a private patient invoice of $100. This invoice must be paid at Reception following the appointment.
Limitations in terms of medical care and prescriptions
The doctors will not provide prescriptions for medication without an appointment and will not provide medical advice or information by email. The Health Service does not treat children.
If you wish to speak with a Doctor or Nurse by phone you will need to leave a message with Reception and your call will be returned when able to do so.
We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time as follow-up or preventative care. If you do not wish to be part of this system, please let your doctor or reception staff know.
When doctors order tests, they may organise to follow up results directly with you. If not, it is your responsibility to phone the Health Service personally for your results.
The nurse is available each day between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm.
Overseas Student Health Cover on Campus
Allianz Global Assistance provide an on-campus service on: Fridays 9:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm at Flinders Connect.
Medibank provide an on-campus service from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Flinders Connect.
SA Pathology are now onsite at Health, Counselling and Disability Services.
Their normal operating hours will be Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
SA Pathology can accept all pathology forms.
After hours medical care
Also refer to our information about after-hours medical care.