The UNSW Health Service has a team of experienced doctors, specialists and health professionals available to able to help you with any concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing.
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We can treat everything from colds and flu and heart problems, to general health issues and sports injuries. We can also conduct men’s and women’s health checks and provide vaccinations for general health and travel.
How to make an appointment
For Domestic (local) students who hold a Medicare card there is no out of pocket fee to see a GP. A small fee may be charged for some vaccinations and dressings if needed.
We hold some appointments on the day for patients who have an issue that cannot wait. However, if we are experiencing an unusual overload of patients we can direct you to another service that can help.
Please tell us if you are unwell on the day when you call so we can try to help you as best we can.
Bring your current UNSW student card and your Medicare card or Health Insurance card to your consultation.
All appointments with us are completely confidential and the health service does not link or share your personal records with the university.
If you can’t attend your appointment, call 02 93855425 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 advance.
Emergency / urgent help
Emergency on campus
Your first point of contact for any incident or emergency on campus is campus security. They will coordinate any emergency response 24/7.
For emergencies phone: 02 9385 6666.
If a life is in danger call 000 immediately
If someone has attempted, or is at immediate risk of harm to themselves or others, call 000 immediately
If you are or somebody you are with needs urgent medical attention you can go to an emergency department at the nearest hospital. The closest hospital to Kensington campus is Prince of Wales Hospital: 320-346 Barker St, Randwick.
After hours care / other medical practices
After Hours Care
Call the National Home Doctor Service on 13 74 85 to have a doctor visit your home. Available weeknights, weekends and public holidays. Please check the fees and how to pay when you phone.
Health Direct can provide support with online information, a symptom checker and a nurse available to discuss your health concern 24/4. Call Health Direct on 1800 022 222
Other medical practices
Practices next to Kensington campus include:
Kingsford Family Medical – Some Doctors Bulk bill. Address: 502-508 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW 2031, Phone: (02) 9313 6722
Randwick Doctors Medical Centre – Bulk billing for students and children. Accepts walk-ins. Address: 62 Belmore Rd, Randwick NSW 2031. Phone: (02) 8047 0988
Royal Randwick Medical Centre – Some Doctors bulk bill. Address: 73 Belmore Rd, Randwick NSW 2031. Phone: (02) 9469 8000
Maroubra Medical and Dental Centre – Bulk billing. Accepts walk-ins. Address: 806/812 Anzac Pde, Maroubra NSW 2035. Phone: (02) 9349 9000
Avoca Street Medical Centre – Private Billing Practice. Address: 130 Avoca St, Randwick NSW 2031. Phone: (02) 9399 3335
MyHealth Medical Centre – Bulk billing Monday – Friday. Address: T51, Mezzanine Level, East Village Shopping Centre, 2-4 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017. Phone: (02) 8076 7288
Randwick Medical – Private billing unless you have a concession card. Address: 155 Belmore Rd, Randwick NSW 2031. Phone: (02) 9399 6327
Medical certificates and special consideration
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 sign off on a special consideration for an illness that they were not treating about at the time. Certificates are not treated as a medical emergency and will be scheduled as routine appointments (depending on availability, it might be 2 days until the next routine appointment). However, appointments for actual illness are prioritised according to severity.
Other health and wellbeing services on campus
UNSW also has the following health and wellbeing resources on campus:
Location and hours
Location: Ground Floor, East Quadrangle Building Kensington Campus: Campus map reference E17
Telephone: 02 93855425
Email: [email protected]
Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 6 pm
Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – CLOSED
Pathology Clinic - 8.30am-1pm, 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday
Call for last appointment times