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Published 30 November 2020

Need a doctor or other medical service? We’ve got you covered

Deakin Medical Centres

Providing accessible and confidential medical services for all current students and staff.

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Did you know that our Deakin Medical Centres provide professional health services to students? From general consultations to vaccinations and skin checks, we offer a range of services to keep you feeling at your best and help you succeed at your studies.

As campus access remains limited during Trimester 3, most of these services will continue to be delivered by telehealth or email in the first instance.

General practitioners

Book in to see one of our professional and friendly GPs for a confidential consultation, whether you have an existing medical issue or you just want a general check-up. Male and female doctors are available in both Burwood and Geelong. As your first point of contact, your GP can treat a wide range of medical conditions, and issue prescriptions or referrals to specialist services.

You’ll have a real-time telehealth appointment – which means you’ll speak to your doctor over the phone or a video-conferencing service like Zoom. If your doctor decides you need a follow-up physical examination or face-to-face consultation, they will make an appointment for you. 

Our Warrnambool Campus provides a nurse-led model of care, with GP appointments available at the Hopkins Medical Centre in town.

Find out more, including opening hours, locations, contact details and how to book online. Your appointment will be free if you present your valid Medicare or Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) card.

Got a quick question about your health? Just email askanurse@deakin.edu.au.

Vaccinations

Need a particular type of vaccination for your course? Our friendly nurses can help you out! We also offer seasonal flu vaccinations each year.

When travel is permitted again, you can also access travel vaccinations or have a full travel consultation with one of our doctors.

Learn more about vaccinations, including costs, and make an appointment online (just select vaccinations when you book).

Mental health

There’s never been a more important time to focus on your mental health. If you’re feeling vulnerable or would like some support after a difficult few months, book in for a mental health consultation with one of our GPs. Your doctor can create a personalised mental health care plan and refer you to external providers if necessary.

You can also access free and confidential psychological support through our Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) service or visit Ask Counselling, an online collection of questions asked by students and answered by Deakin counsellors.

Wellness coaching

Do you have some health goals you’d like to achieve but aren’t sure where to start or how to get motivated? Geelong Waterfront campus nurse Kelly Favaloro is a qualified wellness coach who can offer help and support in areas like getting in shape, losing weight, managing stress and eating better. This free and confidential service is open to all Deakin students, no matter where you’re based, and you don’t need a referral.

Kelly is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and you’ll have a one-hour telehealth consultation via phone or Zoom. To book, call the Deakin Medical Centre on 5247 9312 or 5227 1221. Geelong students can also book online (select ‘Waterfront Appointment’ and choose the ‘Wellness Coaching’ option).

Quit support

There’s never been a better time to quit smoking – research shows that people who smoke may be more likely to catch coronavirus and be more affected by it. We provide free Quit counselling support, so make an appointment online.

Remember that smoking isn’t allowed anywhere at Deakin – we’re committed to the health of our students, staff, visitors and the wider community.

Skin checks

Have you noticed any changes in your skin? With summer just around the corner, make it a priority to get a skin check. Our Burwood and Geelong Medical Centres have health professionals who specialise in skin checks, so call and ask for a long appointment.

Let’s keep Deakin COVIDSafe

If you do need to come to campus for an in-person medical consultation or other appointment, you must:

These measures form part of our COVIDSafe plan and are in place to keep our community safe.

Note that our Medical Centres are NOT COVID-19 testing facilities. If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the 24‑hour hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website for a list of testing sites and other information.

 



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