Find key information about COVID-19, vaccinations and health services available to VU students.

Check out the advice and information on this page and also view our wellbeing resources for information on how to stay physically and mentally healthy.

Emergency services

In an emergency call Triple Zero (000) for free. Visit the Triple Zero website for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

VU has developed detailed COVID-19 information for students and staff to help address uncertainty.

It is important to follow Government advice and practise good hygiene (such as washing your hands regularly, keeping your distance from other people and isolating at home if you have symptoms) to reduce your risks of becoming unwell and keep those around you safe.


VU encourages you to get vaccinated if you are able to. COVID-19 vaccines are free and information about eligibility is on the official Victorian Government coronavirus website.

To get vaccinated:

  1. find a vaccination centre near you.
  2. book an appointment online or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 (press 0 for an interpreter)
  3. go to your appointment and take a face mask and your Medicare card or individual health care identifier  number (if you are an international student). You may also need to show photo identification (e.g. a passport) and any emails about your vaccination appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines and other health services are also available at pharmacies.

You can get proof of vaccination online.

Speak with your doctor or general practitioner (GP) if you have any concerns or questions, or view the following resources:

The VU Health Advisor can also assist you with information about COVID-19 and vaccinations. See more information about the Health Advisor on this page.

On-campus health services

Health Advisor

Our Health Advisor is a registered nurse and midwife who provides advice, information and referrals about:

  • COVID-19 and vaccinations
  • general health and wellbeing
  • women's and men's health
  • family planning and sexual health
  • injury assistance
  • chronic illness
  • other health-related matters.

Contact the Health Advisor:

Phone: +61 3 9919 4417
Email: [email protected]

First aid officers are available on each campus.

The first aid section on our intranet (requires login when offsite) lists first aid officers on each campus and provides the guidelines to first aid at VU.

At VU, we have several health and wellbeing clinics where you can receive free or discounted treatments such as:

Doctors & other health service providers

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 [email protected] or book an appointment online
Opening times: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (closed on weekends and public holidays)

  • 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

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

  • 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 8am – 11pm.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

National Home Doctor Service are doctors that can come and treat you and your family at home on evenings, weekends or 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)
Hours: Booking lines are open from 6pm weekdays, 12pm Saturday, all day Sunday and public holidays.

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

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

Melbourne Dental Clinic

723 Swanston St, Carlton
Phone: 03 9035 8402
Email: [email protected]
Website: Melboune Dental Clinic

5% discount applies for university students, staff and alumni.

Health cover


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) for international students

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.