Health Services @ Unimelb

Are you having struggling to bounce back after a nasty break-up? Is that cold you caught during O-Week refusing to go away? Or perhaps you are worried about that night of unprotected sex?

There are many things that can go awry when it comes to our health, especially in our frantic University lives. That is why we have put together a comprehensive compilation of physical, mental and sexual health services available right here in the University of Melbourne – just for you!

Physical Health

University of Melbourne Health Service

Source: http://healthsciences.unimelb.edu.au
The University’s Health Service is located on Cardigan Street (across from Argyle Square) in an unassuming green building, but do not underestimate its importance – it is your number one go-to stop for daily health care issues. Be it obtaining a medical certificate, getting crutches for a fractured ankle or doing blood tests, this place will help you with (almost) anything you need!

Worried about the fees? Do not worry – students with Medicare or Overseas Student Healthcare Coverage (OSHC) will be bulk-billed to their insurance company. This essentially means that your treatment will be free! (Do take note that for immunisations, the appointment is bulk-billed, but you will have to cover the cost of the injection).

To make an appointment, you can either call 03 8344 6904 or make an online booking here. Also, remember to bring your student card and insurance card to your appointment!

P.S: If you require after hours services, arrangements can be made with the National Home Doctor Service (once again, free of charge for Medicare or OSHC card holders). Simply call 03 9429 5677 to make an appointment.

Address:

138-146 Cardigan Street

Carlton VIC 3053

(You can go from the Lincoln Square tram stop)

Opening Hours:

8.45am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone:

03 8344 6904

 

Melbourne Dental Clinic

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Dental health issues are usually few and far between for us adults, but wisdom teeth and cavities are still annoying problems that we all need help with. When they strike, simply head over to Melbourne Dental Clinic. Fun fact: Your ‘dentists’ are actually final year students and their supervisors, but rest assured that you will still be given quality service!

Do note that unlike the University’s health service, treatment here is not free. However, all University of Melbourne staff, students and alumni receive a 5% discount!

Address:

723 Swanston Street

Carlton Vic 3010

Opening Hours:

8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone:

03 9035 8402

 

Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Clinic

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If there’s one thing that every UniMelb student has done, it has got to be checking out hunks and hotties in the gym through the big glass windows.

However, not many students know about the Melbourne University Sports Centre which is right next door. Even fewer students know that within its doors is a sports clinic that offers assistance on sports injuries and bodily pains. With many experienced physiotherapists at your service, you’ll be diagnosed and on the road to recovery in no time!

You can make an appointment in person at the clinic, online via this website or by calling 03 8344 4948.

 

Address:
Melbourne University Sports Centre, Building 103

Tin Alley (Gate 1 Entrance),The University of Melbourne

Parkville VIC 3010

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thurs – 7.00am – 10.30pm

Friday – 7.00am – 9.00pm

Sat & Sun – 9.00am – 5.30pm

Telephone:

03 8344 4948

 

University of Melbourne EyeCare

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Are you having difficulty reading what’s on the slides in your lectures, or did you recently break your glasses during a wild night out?

Well, you will be happy to know that the University also has an eye care clinic! Assessments are free of charge and glasses are sold at discounted prices. Just like the Dental Clinic, you will be treated by optometry students – this can mean a longer appointment time.

 

Address:

2/800 Swanston Street (Opposite Gate 3)

Carlton, VIC 3053

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm (During Semester)

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (During Non-Teaching Periods)

Telephone:

03 9035 6666

 

Mental Health

Counselling and Psychological Services

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Too often, we are so caught up with our hectic lives that we fail to pay attention to what’s going on inside. If you have not been feeling in the best mental condition recently and it doesn’t seem to be getting better, perhaps consider seeking professional help at University of Melbourne CAPS (Counselling and Psychological Services).

 

You can make an appointment at the reception desk (they are located within the Health Service building) or by calling them at 03 8344 6927.

 

This is a highly popular service throughout the semester, and especially close to exam periods, so expect a waiting time! If you are seeking immediate help, there are two 30 minute consultation slots at 2pm and 2.30pm every day that do not require prior booking.

 

These appointments are also free for university students!

If you would like more information in regards to mental health and uni, read Aisling’s post here.

 

Address:

138-146 Cardigan Street

Carlton VIC 3053

(You can go from the Lincoln Square tram stop)

Opening Hours:

8.45am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone:

03 8344 6927

 

Tip Sheets and Self-Help

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If you are struggling with emotional/mental issues but do not wish to visit a counsellor, fret not. Besides the millions of self-help articles on the interwebz, The University has its very own collection of self-help tip sheets and resources.

Simply click here or here to access them. Furthermore, if you know someone who is dealing with a problem listed in these sites, send them the link. A little gesture goes a long way!

 

Ask Counselling Blog

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Perhaps the most personal yet the most hidden service is the Ask Counselling blog, on which anonymously submitted questions are regularly answered by CAPS staff.

When I first discovered this blog, I spent way too much time reading through all the queries and responses. Even though I was supposed to be doing work, that hour of scrolling provided me with answers to problems I struggled with and problems that I will encounter in the future.

So have a read, and you may just find the answers that you are looking for!

 

Sexual Health

University of Melbourne Health Service

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Sexuality is a part of many university student’s lives, and it always pays off to be extra cautious with any intimate activities. Besides the plethora of other services available, the University’s Health Service offers advice on contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as treatment if necessary.

To make an appointment, you can either call 03 8344 6904 or make an online booking here. Also, remember to bring your student card and insurance card to your appointment!

 

Address:

138-146 Cardigan Street

Carlton VIC 3053

(You can go from the Lincoln Square tram stop)

Opening Hours:

8.45am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone:

03 8344 6904

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