Health advice

We have a Health Advisor at VU who can provide advice, information and referrals.

We have compiled a list of wellbeing resources that are also available to help you find the assistance you need to stay physically and mentally healthy. We also have several health and personal service clinics where you can receive treatments such as osteopathy, massage, nutritional and dietary advice and psychology services.

Please note - information correct at time of writing.

First aid

First aid officers are available on each campus.

The Occupational and Health and Safety section on our intranet details the first aiders list and provides the guidelines to first aid at VU.

Student Health Advisor

Our Health Advisor provides advice, information and referrals about:

  • general health
  • lifestyle
  • women's and men's health
  • nutrition
  • chronic illness
  • family planning and sexual health
  • injury assistance
  • other health matters

Contact the Health Advisor on +61 3 9919 4417 or email healthadvice@vu.edu.au.
Or visit ASKVU to find answers and ask questions.

Emergency services

  • Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
  • Is your life or property being threatened?
  • Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?

If you answered YES, call Triple Zero (000). Calls to Triple Zero are free.

Visit the Triple Zero website for more information.

Doctors & other health service providers

Where possible, it is a good idea to call first and make an appointment. It is also worth asking the health practitioner if they offer a discount to students.

Always take your current VU student ID card and your Medicare card or OSHC card.

City precinct (Flinders, King and Queen campuses)

The city campuses are serviced by a number of hospitals and general practitioners.

Dr Marguerite Hall and Dr Jill Morison (William Angliss Medical Centre)

Level 2, Building C, 555 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9606 2208
Email: wai.medical@lchs.com.au
Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Fee information:

  • Bulk Bills local students
  • Direct Billing for Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) & Medibank
  • No gap fee

Medical One

292 Swanston St, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 8663 7000
Fee information:

  • Bulk bills current, full time students (must show current Medicare card & student ID card)
  • Direct bills OSHC & Medibank - $15 gap fee will be charged

Union Health Service (Swanston Street Medical Centre)

393 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9654 2722
Fee information:

  • $15 gap payment for overseas students with Medibank Private, OSHC (Allianz), AHM and BUPA overseas student health cover.
  • Offer Medicare bulk billing for full time local students and concession card holders.

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Grattan St, Parkville
Phone: +61 3 9342 7000

St Vincent's Hospital

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
Phone: +61 3 9288 2211

Melbourne Dental Clinic (MDC)

Level 1/723 Swanston Street, Carlton
Phone: +61 3 9035 8402
Email: info@umdc.com.au
Melbourne Dental Clinic (MDC) is a brand new comprehensive not-for-profit dental centre on the northern fringe of the CBD, providing dental services to the general public. The Clinic operates as a world-class training centre for undergraduate dental students and postgraduate dentists from The University of Melbourne in a speciality area of their choice (under the tutelage of expert Professors and highly qualified specialists).

Treatment fees are based on the training level of the attending dentist and the complexity of the treatment.

Union Health Dental Service (Swanston Street Medical Centre)

393 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9662 2466
Fee information: 25% discount off basic fee

LifeCare Physiotherapy - Mark Opar

Level 8, 140 Queen St, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9670 3051

Inner West (Footscray and Sunshine)

A number of hospitals and general practitioners service the Footscray and Sunshine areas.

Millennium Medical Centre

Corner Albert and Paisley St, Footscray
Phone: +61 3 9687 8633
Fee information:

  • Bulk billing for Medicare card holders
  • Direct Billing for OSHC, no gap fee

Medical One (Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre)

324 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine
Phone: +61 3 9310 2947
Fee information:

  • Bulk billing for Medicare card holders, no Direct billing

Western Hospital Footscray

Gordon St, Footscray
Phone: +61 3 8345 6666

Williamstown Hospital (Western Health)

Railway Crescent, Williamstown
Phone: +61 3 9393 0100
Note: Emergency Department only available between 8.00am – 11.00pm

Western Hospital (Sunshine)

176 Furlong Road, St Albans
Phone: +61 3 8345 1333

LifeCare Physiotherapy (Footscray)

77 Paisley St, Footscray
Phone: +61 3 9689 2466

Physioplus Footscray (Whitten Oval)

417 Barkly St, Footscray
Phone: +61 3 9689 0222

Outer West (St Albans, Melton, Werribee)

A number of hospitals and general practitioners service the Outer West.

St Albans Complete Health Care

390-392 Main Rd, St Albans
Phone: +61 3 9367 4648
Fee information:

  • Bulk Bills Health Care card holders only
  • Direct Billing for OSHC – no gap fee at this stage

Westgroup Medical

149 Furlong Rd, St Albans (across from hospital)
Phone: +61 3 9356 9511
Fee information:

  • Bulk billing
  • No Direct Billing

Hoppers Lane General Practice

242 Hoppers Lane, Werribee
(Located in the new Wyndham Private Medical Centre opposite Werribee Mercy hospital)
Phone: +61 3 8737 6500
Website: Hoppers Lane General Practice Clinic
Fee information:

Werribee Mercy Hospital

300 Princes Hwy (corner Hoppers Lane)
Phone: +61 3 9216 8888

LifeCare Physiotherapy, St Albans

20 Victoria Crescent, St Albans
Phone: +61 3 9367 5496

Heath's Road Family Clinic (Dental Clinic)

241 Heath's Road, Werribee
Phone: +61 3 9748 9777
Fee information:

  • 10% discount off basic fees

After hours medical care

Home Visiting Doctors are doctors that come and treat you and your family at home every night, weekends and public holidays.

They visit on behalf of your GP when they are closed, and visit every suburb across Melbourne, Geelong and surrounds daily.

Home Visiting Doctor is not an appointment service. All home visits are scheduled according to their urgency.

The doctors bulk bill consultations through Medicare, so anyone registered with Medicare or Veterans Affairs are not required to pay.

International students with current OSHC (Allianz) will be 'Direct billed'.

Phone: +61 3 9429 5677
Website: Home Visiting Doctor

Nurse-on-call

NURSE-ON-CALL puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock.

For emergencies you should always call 000 - but at other times Nurse-on-call may be your best choice for health advice.

Phone: 1300 60 60 24
Website: NURSE-ON-CALL

Medicare

Medicare provides payments and services that can help when you, or someone you provide care for, use health care services or buy medicines.

Find out more about Medicare services.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

As an international student, it is a condition of your student visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.

OSHC gives you access to out of hospital and in hospital medical services to help you maintain your health.

Peace of mind - accidents and illness do happen, with Allianz Global Assistance you are covered!