Health information

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.

On-campus health services

Doctors & other health service providers

You can find a number of hospitals and general practitioners across Melbourne.

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 to your appointment.

  • Some of the hospitals and general practitioners in Melbourne City include:

    Melbourne Dental Clinic

    Location: 723 Swanston St, Carlton
    Phone: +61 3 9035 8402
    Email [email protected]
    WebsiteMelboune Dental Clinic

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

    William Angliss Institute Medical Centre

    Location: Level 2, Building C, 555 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
    Phone: +61 3 9606 2208
    Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am—5pm (closed on weekends and public holidays)
    WebsiteWilliam Angliss Institute Medical Centre

    Book an appointment online

    Royal Melbourne Hospital

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

    St Vincent's Hospital

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

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.

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.