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Health services

Comprehensive and accessible healthcare facilities are available to all students on campus.

Medical centre

Our University Health Service is located on level 3 of the Wentworth Building on the Darlington Campus.

Here we offer experienced general practitioner and emergency medical care services, including:

  • treatment of illness, injury and other physical problems
  • rountine health checks
  • travel health advice and vaccinations
  • women’s health
  • advice on contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV
  • referral for pathology testing
  • assistance with emotional and personal difficulties.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm during the teaching year.

Making an appointment

You can call us to make an appointment or book online.

Seeing us without an appointment

If you are in pain, distress, suffering illness or discomfort you can attend the Wentworth Building surgery during opening hours without an appointment.

Such cases will be given the appropriate level of priority.

Finding a local GP

If you don't want to see a GP at the University Health Service or you're located on a different campus you can use Healthdirect website to find a GP near you

  • If you are unwell or have health concerns you can see a type of doctor called a General Practitioner (also known as a GP) as your first point of contact.
  • You can speak to a GP about all your health concerns, including mental health and sexual health.
  • You can make an appointment to see a GP at medical centres in the community or at the University of Sydney Health Service.
  • If your condition requires more attention, a GP may refer you to a specialist. Specialist doctors are training in a particular area of medicine. You will need a referral letter from your GP to see the specialist, explaining why the GP wants you to see them.
  • Any information you share with a doctor or specialist is confidential.
  • You go to a hospital if you have a serious illness or injury that needs urgent medical care. This is called a medical emergency.
  • For medical emergencies phone triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. The ambulance will transport the person to hospital if needed.

Find out more about the different types of healthcare available and how you can access them on the Healthdirect website. You can also learn more about Overseas Student Health Cover and how this works.

Healthcare information in other languages

View information on how healthcare works in Australia: 
Arabic (pdf, 4.2MB) | Cantonese (pdf, 490KB) | Korean pdf, 486KB) | Mandarin (pdf, 579KB) | Vietnamese (pdf, 572KB)

If you're not studying at our Camperdown/Darlington campus, find out how to access healthcare: 
Arabic (pdf, 1MB) | Cantonese (pdf, 510KB) | Korean (pdf, 485KB) | Mandarin (pdf, 544KB) | Vietnamese (pdf, 485KB)

Other healthcare services

The following services are available on our Camperdown and Darlington campuses:

  • Chiropractic - services for chiropractic, wellness and remedial massage based at the University of Sydney.
  • Physiotherapy - the Sports Clinic offers services including physiotherapy, sports medicine, podiatry, massage therapy, acupuncture, exercise physiology and dietetics.
  • Dentistry - Campus dental, based in the Wentworth building and providing an extensive range of dental services including preventive dentistry, teeth whitening and orthodontics.
  • Optometry - Chris MacMahon optometrist, offering professional advice and guidance in the choice of lenses and optical eyewear.
  • Counselling - professional and confidential psychological and mental health services are free and available through our Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Student Centre

  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

Make an enquiry

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Extended in-person opening hours first two weeks of semester and during exams.

Last updated: 18 February 2019

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