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Services and Fees

The UC Medical & Counselling Centre is a service dedicated to the needs of UC University students and the university community. The medical centre provides a comprehensive range of medical and ancillary services which include:

  • General Practitioner medical consultations
  • Referrals for x-rays, specialist treatment and ultrasounds
  • GP Clinics
  • Emergency treatment
  • Sports medicine and treatment of sport injuries
  • Health assessment medicals
  • Work related injuries
  • Contraceptive advice e.g. Morning-after pill
  • Women's Health including routine pap smears, pregnancy testing and ante-natal care
  • Sexual health advice including testing and treatment
  • Minor surgery e.g. removal of skin lesions and suturing
  • Vaccinations, boosters, and immunisations for children, placement and travel
  • Dressings and wound care
  • First aid e.g. treatment of minor fractures, cuts and burns
  • Pathology collection
  • UC students are able to access mental health services (psychologist and psychiatrist)
  • FREE condoms and FREE sanitary products for students


Medicare Item NumberDescriptionDomestic StudentInternational StudentUC StaffVisitor
3Short consultationBulk billBulk bill$45$55
23Standard ConsultationBulk billBulk bill$85$95
36Long ConsultationBulk billBulk bill$130$150
44Extended ConsultationBulk billBulk bill$230$240

Medical services for Australian UC students are bulk-billed through Medicare. A current Medicare card and University of Canberra (UC) student identification card should be brought to every appointment.

The Medical Centre has an arrangement with a number of pathology and radiology centres, allowing students to be bulk-billed for many services.

Costs of certain immunisations are to be paid for at the time of the consultation.

Psychology services are confidential, free, and available to all currently enrolled UC Students.

Please note that missed appointments will incur a $25 fee.

It is essential that all students possess a current tertiary or University of Canberra (UC) student identification card. This card must be presented to reception staff at every visit to the Medical Centre.

International Students, in most instances will be charged the Medicare bulk-billing rate. For holders of OSHC Allianz Care Australia or OSHC Medibank Private, medical services will be billed directly to the insurance provider. Holders of OSHC insurance from other providers, will need to pay for their medical services at the time of consultation, and then claim their rebate from their insurer.

Psychology services are confidential, free, and available to all currently enrolled UC Students.

Please note that missed appointments will incur a $25 fee.

A range of medical services are available to UC staff. For more information download our practice information sheet . Staff are also seen in Workers Compensations matters.

University staff are given a discount on the standard private medical fees.

Difficulties in payment should be discussed with the consulting doctor before the consultation.

The medical practitioners offer clinical services from rooms in the Medical Centre and do so as private practitioners not as employees of the University.

Counselling services through the Medical and Counselling Centre are provided for UC students only.

UC Staff can make an appointment to see a GP, for a Mental Health Care Plan, in order to see a private psychologist and gain a Medicare rebate.

Staff may consult the Counselling Service for advice on student or University matters. Free staff counselling is available off-campus through the Employee Assistance Program. For more information on the staff EAP visit Employee Assistance Programme.

Please note that missed appointments will incur a $25 fee.

For more information regarding fees download our practice information sheet or see the fees table above.