Health advice

Our Health Advisor at VU can provide advice, information and referrals.

Check our wellbeing resources for information on how to stay physically and mentally healthy. We also have several health and wellbeing clinics where you can receive treatments such as:

First aid

First aid officers are available on each campus.

The first aid section on our intranet lists first aid officers on each campus 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 our Health Advisor on +61 3 9919 4417 or email healthadvice@vu.edu.au.

Emergency services – triple zero (000)

  • 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

City health providers (Flinders, King & Queen campuses)

A number of hospitals and general practitioners are in the city.

Unless it's an emergency, 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 VU student ID card and your Medicare card or OSHC card.

William Angliss Institute Medical Centre

Location: Level 2, Building C, 555 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9606 2208
Appointments: email wai.medical@lchs.com.au or book an appointment online
Opening times: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (closed on weekends and public holidays)
Cost:

  • bulk-billing for domestic students
  • direct billing for international students with a valid Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) card.

You need to take your Medicare or OSHC card to your appointment.
 

Royal Melbourne Hospital

300 Grattan St (corner of Royal Parade), Parkville
Phone: +61 3 9342 7000.
 

St Vincent's Hospital

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
Phone: +61 3 9231 2211

Inner west health providers (Footscray & Sunshine campuses)

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

Millennium Medical Centre

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

  • 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 for OSHC.

Western Hospital (Footscray)

Gordon St, Footscray
Phone: +61 3 8345 6666

Western Hospital (Sunshine)

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

Williamstown Hospital (Western Health)

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

Outer west health providers (St Albans & Werribee campuses)

A number of hospitals and general practitioners service the outer west.
 

St Albans Complete Health Care

390 Main Rd, St Albans
Phone: +61 3 9367 4648
Cost:

  • bulk-billing for Health Care card holders only
  • direct billing for OSHC – no gap fee at this stage.

Hoppers Lane General Practice

242 Hoppers Lane, Werribee
(Located in the new Wyndham Private Medical Centre opposite Werribee Mercy hospital)
Phone: +61 3 8731 6500
Website: Hoppers Lane General Practice Clinic
Cost:

  • bulk-billing for Medicare card holders
  • direct billing for OSHC.

Werribee Mercy Hospital

300 Princes Hwy (corner Hoppers Lane), Werribee
Phone: +61 3 8754 3000.

Dental services

Melbourne Dental Clinic

723 Swanston St, Carlton
Phone: 03 9035 8402
Email: mdc-bookings@unimelb.edu.au

Cost: 5% discount for university students, staff and alumni.

After hours medical care

National Home Doctor Service 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.

Phone: 13 SICK (7425)
Website: National Home Doctor Service
Hours: Booking lines are open from 6pm weekdays, 12 noon Saturday, all day Sunday and public holidays.
Cost:

  • bulk-billing for Medicare card holders
  • direct billing for OSHC.

Nurse-on-call

Nurse-on-call is a free phone service. You can speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For emergencies you should always call 000 or go to an emergency department at a hospital.

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.