International Students

Free Flu Vaccine  - "Residential Students" 


Tuesday 12th April and Wednesday 13th April, 2016 5pm to 7pm       "Goldstein Dining Hall"

Tuesday 19th April 2016 5pm to 7pm   " Colombo House"

Wednesday 20th April, 2016 5pm-7pm " UNSW Hall"

UNSW Health Service

We are here to provide a quality health service to the Students, Staff & visitors of UNSW. Students are our priority and our Doctors, Nurses and Administration staff are non-judgemental and have a special interest in youth health. General Practitioners (Doctors) and Specialists operate their own practice within the facility, which is managed by UNSW. 

Medical Certificates and Special Consideration Forms

Refer to the UNSW Special Consideration webpage and download the appropriate form. Students should see their regular doctor or the doctor that was consulted during their illness. As a general rule, it is not appropriate for a Doctor to write an illness that they were not consulted about at the time. Certificates are not treated as a medical emergency and will be scheduled as routine appointments (it might be 2 days until the next routine appointment). However, appointments for actual illness are prioritised according to severity.


OSHC card holders are not out of pocket for the Doctors visit if they have a current OSHC Worldcare or Medibank OSHC insurance. However, the cost for a consultation with the visiting Specialists is payable at the time of the visit.  Students will be given an account to claim the monies back from your OSHC insurance provider.

OSHC Telephone Numbers

·     OSHC Worldcare: 1800 006 745                     OSCH Worldcare    

·     Medibank OSHC:  1800 234 601                     Medibank OSHC


Making an appointment

We have an appointment system. You make an appointment by telephone or by walking in and asking at reception. Priority appointments are allocated each day based on severity of illness. So, please tell us if you are sick, as we have appointments reserved for illness on the day. A standard Doctors/ Nurse appointment is for 10-15 minutes for 1 problem. Ask for a longer appointment if needed. Male and female Doctors are available. We encourage you to see the same Doctor if possible, so that your health is carefully followed. Bring your current UNSW student card and your OSHC Worldcare or Medibank OSHC card to your consultation. 


We send SMS reminders for appointments.


Online booking system – coming soon

After hours care - In the local area (Kensington)

For emergencies, call an ambulance or go to the local hospital

Emergency telephone number – dial 000.


Hospital / Emergency 


Prince of Wales Hospital / Sydney Children’s Hospital are the local hospitals


Adult emergency is in Barker Street, Randwick              Telephone: 9382 2222

Children’s hospital emergency is in High Street, Randwick     Telephone: 9382 2222


24 hour Health Direct – telephone advice


Telephone: 1800 022 222

Health Direct



Home Visits or Nurse Triage


If you need a Doctor to visit you at your home or college you can use the service below. It is not free and not covered 100% by Medicare or OSHC.


The Eastern Suburbs After-Hours Service


Telephone: 1300 729 749


Please check the fees and how to pay when you phone.


Home Visits (Campus)


Home visits are available at lunchtime on campus to patients with disabilities or those to sick to visit the surgery.




If you can’t attend your appointment, call 9385 5425 before your appointment so we can allocate your appointment to someone else.A minimum of 4 hours notice is required. A cancellation fee of $40.00 will apply for non attendance / appointments not cancelled in advanced. 


Overseas Student Insurance

As an overseas student, you and your accompanying family must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your student visa in Australia. OSHC will help you to pay for any medical and hospital care you may need while studying in Australia.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires all student visa holders to have purchased Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of their student visa when they apply for their visa.

The basis level of health insurance covers the costs of seeing a Doctor at the University Health Service, UNSW. Refer to your insurance company website for the location of other medical practices that accept OSHC.

Most medications cost about $28.00. You may be able to claim money back from your insurance company for these expenses.

Remember: If you extend your visa, you must extend your insurance!!!

                        OSCH Worldcare                       Medibank OSHC                

Some countries have an agreement with Australia and have access to additional services; however, students are also required to have overseas student’s health cover (OSHC). If you are from the republic of Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, the Neverlands, Malta and Italy and want to use Medicare you will need to visit a Medicare Australia office with your passport and visa to get a “reciprocal health care card”.  

Diving Medicals, Insurance Medicals & Medico Legal Matters

Speak with our reception staff to discuss further, obtains costs or arrange an appointment.