Health service

The Health Service is a fully equipped and accredited Medical Centre and is open from 8.45 to Monday to Friday. It is available to all currently enrolled Flinders University students and staff. Consultations are strictly confidential.

Also refer to our information about after-hours medical care.

The general-practice Health Service is staffed by male and female medical practitioners. It provides emergency and routine medical care, as well as other services such as:

  • first aid
  • health screens (pap smears, skin checks, cholesterol, STDs etc)
  • staff medicals
  • minor surgery
  • health education
  • vaccinations (both for health care work and travel)
  • referrals

The doctors are familiar with the university’s policies and procedures. 

All consultations and services are bulk-billed. You need to bring your Medicare Card (Australian students) or OSHC Card. The doctors direct bill Medicare, Bupa and Allianz Global Assistance. International students with a different private health insurer will need to pay up-front on the day of their appointment and have the money reimbursed by the insurance company.

Who we are ...

  • Jodie Zada,BSocWk (Hons)
    Head of Health Service
  • Dr Tim Moss, BSc MBBS
    Medical Practitioner
  • Dr Jessica Vandekamp, MBBS
    Medical Practitioner
  • Dr Malene Smith, MBBS
    Medical Practitioner
  • Dr Lesley Blimkie, HBSc BMBS FRACGP
    Medical Practitioner
  • Inez Shippey, BA RN
    Practice Nurse
  • Cath Gill, RN
    Practice Nurse
  • Christine Crichton
    Reception and administration
  • Rhonda Menton
    Reception and administration
  • Denise Cole
    Reception and administration

Seeing a doctor
Advice to staff
Nursing services
OSHC on campus
Other on-campus services
After-hours medical care
After-hours home visit

Seeing a doctor

To see a doctor you will need to make an appointment. Longer consultations are available or you can request the doctor you prefer.

To see a Disability Advisor, use the down arrow and select


Book an appointment



Call 8201 2118 or drop in and speak to the reception staff.

The service is open 8.45am - 5pm, Monday-Friday, including during vacations but is closed over the Christmas and New Year period in accordance with university policy.  

Please note: The doctors will not provide prescriptions for medication without an appointment and will not provide medical advice or information by email. The Health Service does not treat children.


Telephone calls

If you wish to speak with a Doctor or Nurse by phone you will need to leave a message with Reception and your call will be returned when able to do so.

Reminder System

We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time as follow-up or preventative care.  If you do not wish to be part of this system, please let your doctor or reception staff know.

Test Results

When doctors order tests, they may organise to follow up results directly with you.  If not, it is your responsibility to phone the Health Service personally for your results.

Patient Feedback

If you have any issues or concerns with the service you have received, please contact the Head of Health, Counselling & Disability Services in the first instance.

We assure you that all matters will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality.

You can also contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (phone 1300 419 495) or the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner (phone 8226 8666)

Nursing Services

The nurse is available each day between the hours of 9am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

OSHC on Campus

Bupa provide an on-campus service on:

Tuesdays 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:45pm at Flinders Connect

Allianz Global Assistance provide an on-campus service on:

Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:45pm at Flinders Connect


Non rebatable Medicals

There are occasions when students or staff require a medical examination in relation to their employment or other activity (eg taxi driving, aviation, diving etc). These medicals do not attract a Medical Benefits Scheme payment. As a result, any patient seeking such a Medical from the University Health Service will need to book a double appointment and the doctor will issue a private patient invoice of $100. This invoice must be paid at Reception following the appointment.

After-hours medical care

Domain Medical Centre
453 Morphett Road
Oaklands Park
Tel: 8375 7000
Open Mon-Fri, 7am-10pm, Sat & Sun, 8am-10pm
Please note the Marion Domain Medical Centre now charges an upfront payment for international students. Please call Marion Domain for information.


Blackwood Family Medical Centre
356 Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood
Tel: 8178 0087,Fax: 8178 0440
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-11pm, Sat/Sun 9am-8pm, Public Hols 9am-6pm (bulk bills)

Fountain Valley Medical Centre
2 Alabama Road, Happy Valley
Tel: 8322 2824
Open 7 days to 10.00pm (bulk bills)

Bedford Clinic
1284 South Road
Clovelly Park
Tel: 82765055
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat, 9am – 12noon (does not bulk bill)

Morphettville Medical Centre
520 Anzac Highway
Glenelg East
Tel: 8376 0511
Second language spoken at clinic by Doctor - Chinese and Indian

Southern Clinic
1140 South Road
Clovelly Park
Tel: 8276 9855
Second language spoken at clinic by Doctor - Arabic, Indian and Mandarin

Riverside Family Medical Practice
135 Daws Road
St Marys
Tel: 8275 9100

Flinders Medical Centre
Accident and Emergency is open 24 hours a day

After-hours home visit

If you require a home visit by a doctor, you can arrange this by calling National Home Doctor Service 137 425. These visits will incur extra cost and will need to be paid at the time of consultation. Please ask for the cost when booking the home visit.  

You can download this information by clicking below

Health Service Info Sheet (PDF 105KB)