The Health Service is a fully equipped and accredited Medical Centre and is open from 8.45 to 5.pm 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)
The doctors are familiar with the university’s policies and procedures.
All eligible consultations and services are bulk-billed (see below). 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
- Dr Jessica Vandekamp, MBBS
- Dr Malene Smith, MBBS
- Dr Lesley Blimkie, HBSc BMBS FRACGP
- Inez Shippey, BA RN
- Kirsty Kelly, RN
- Christine Crichton
Reception and administration
- Rhonda Menton
Reception and administration
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. Appointments at Sturt and Tonsley cannot be booked online - please ph 8201 2118
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
The nurse is available each day between the hours of 9am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.
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.
Domain Medical Centre
453 Morphett Road
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)
1284 South Road
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat, 9am – 12noon (does not bulk bill)
Morphettville Medical Centre
520 Anzac Highway
Tel: 8376 0511
Second language spoken at clinic by Doctor - Chinese and Indian
1140 South Road
Tel: 8276 9855
Second language spoken at clinic by Doctor - Arabic, Indian and Mandarin
Riverside Family Medical Practice
135 Daws Road
Tel: 8275 9100
Flinders Medical Centre
Accident and Emergency is open 24 hours a day
If you require a home visit by a doctor, you can arrange this by calling National Home Doctor Service 137 425. There is no cost for students who have a current OSHC or Medicare Card.
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