Our services

We provide comprehensive general medical services, from vaccinations and check-ups, to referrals and ongoing treatment plans for all aspects of physical and mental health.

You can consult a GP (general practitioner) see nurses for emergency care or first aid, and access physiotherapy, pathology and sexual health services.

You must register with health and medical services before you can make appointments

General practice – doctors and nurses

Doctors

You can see a doctor – also known as a general practitioner (GP) – for assistance with all standard medical consultation services, including:

  • prescriptions
  • medical certificates
  • referrals for tests or to specialists
  • general health checks, and
  • pre-employment tests and screenings required by certain jobs.

Note: GPs are available at the Hawthorn campus from Monday to Friday

Nurses

Nurses provide a variety of essential frontline medical services, including:

  • first aid and urgent assistance
  • general health counselling and advice, and
  • Needle and Syringe Program (NSP).

If your situation is an emergency, you may be able to 'walk in' to your campus clinic, but to see a nurse you will generally need to register and make an appointment

Note: Nurses are available at all Swinburne campuses. 

Vaccinations and travel medicine

Flu vaccinations are available from March every year. These are free for many students; check with clinic reception to see if you are eligible. If you have children, you may also update their immunisations (bring their immunisation history with you). 

Planning a trip? You can get appropriate vaccinations (if needed for your destination) for usually just the cost of the vaccine itself. 

Be sure to complete the Pre-travel vaccine consultation form [95KB] before you book your travel vaccinations, and bring it with you.

Note: Vaccinations are only available at the Hawthorn campus. 

Sexual health

Get screened for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) at no cost in a judgement-free and understanding environment, with complete confidentiality. You can also get free condoms or, if needed, discuss emergency contraception (the ‘morning after pill’). 

The sexual health clinic runs from the Hawthorn campus at Level 4, The George Building, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 12 noon for screenings and info on how to stay safe if you’re sexually active. 

Call (03) 9214 8483 to make an appointment with the sexual health clinic.

General sexual health advice is available at all campuses.

Women's health

Women can have cervical screening (pap test) at the Hawthorn campus, and get ante-natal care and support during pregnancy if needed.

Emergency sanitary items are also available at all campuses.

Pre-employment medicals

If you require a pre-employment check such as a taxi medical, please book an hour-long appointment and tell the receptionist you need a booking for a pre-employment (or taxi) medical.

You will need to bring all the relevant paperwork with you and ensure that you have completed all relevant sections of the forms.

Taxi medicals are not covered by Medicare or OSHC; therefore, there is a cost for this service. Please speak with our receptionist about costs when booking the appointment.

Note: Pre-employment medicals are only available at the Hawthorn campus.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy services are offered at Hawthorn campus on Mondays from 10am to 12pm, Wednesdays 1pm to 3.30pm, and on Fridays from 1pm to 3pm.

Students may need to pay to see the physiotherapist – this service is not always covered by Medicare or international students' Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

You will need to register and make an appointment.

Pathology

If you have a referral for tests, there is a pathology lab located within the medical clinic on Hawthorn campus. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Note: You will need to show your Medicare or health insurance details or you will be billed for pathology services.