Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Medical

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further information

External services

Visiting a General Practitioner (GP) regularly for medical checks is an important component of looking after your health and wellbeing.

General practitioners are trained to deal with a broad range of medical problems and are required to provide confidential medical care to patients. In many general practices, female and male doctors, as well as nursing staff, are available for consultation.

Some of the medical services a GP can provide you include:

  • blood pressure check
  • cholesterol level check
  • immunisation
  • treatment of illness and injury
  • blood test
  • sexual health check
  • travel advice and vaccination
  • pre-employment medical.

The services provided by general practices vary, so it is important to find out before you make an appointment that the practice and/or specific doctor can provide the medical service you require.

The UWA Medical Centre

The UWA Medical Centre provides convenient, confidential and comprehensive medical care to students and staff of the University.

The practice is well equipped and the staff trained to deal with a broad range of medical problems. Female and male doctors as well as nursing staff are available for consultation.

The centre is located on the second floor at Student Services, Guild Village.

Contact the medical centre to make an appointment.

Immunisation

The UWA Immunisation policy provides details and outlines responsibilities related to immunisation requirements at the University.

The Immunisation section within the Department of Health works to ensure that all West Australians have the necessary immunisations to keep dangerous diseases in check in Western Australia. The site includes vaccination schedules, useful factsheets, information on services available in WA and answers to a range of frequently asked questions.

The Immunise Australia program assists people to make informed decisions about immunisation for themselves and their families. The website provides information about immunisation and Australian immunisation standards, including information materials in different languages.

On its Flu website, drug developer CSL provides information on the flu, the flu vaccine (including costs, frequency and side-effects), a checklist to determine whether you are at risk and other frequently asked questions.

Tips and fact sheets