UOWD is concerned with every aspect of student welfare and offers ongoing support services to ensure you enjoy a happy and healthy learning experience.
UOWD has a dedicated Medical Centre, providing primary healthcare facilities to students on campus. A qualified registered nurse is on duty during normal office hours and a qualified doctor consults from the Centre two afternoons a week.
The Medical Centre staff are trained to treat clients with respect, consideration and confidentiality and can provide a range of supplementary healthcare services including health promotion and disease prevention, care during acute and chronic phases of illness, and outside referrals when appropriate.
The Centre also plays an active role in educating the University community and promoting health on campus. Health programs include seminars on smoking, diabetes, personal hygiene, CPR training, drug abuse, obesity and other topics of interest to students. Blood donation drives are also organised on a regular basis.
The Medical Centre is located in Block 5 of Knowledge Village and is open five days a week between 9.30am and 4.30pm throughout the academic year. The Doctor and Nurse are also on-call for emergency assistance outside clinic hours.
The UOWD doctor provides to following services:
- Medical consultations
- Health counselling
- First aid treatment
- Health checks for students and staff
- Referrals to outside medical service providers if necessary
- Health seminars and health promotions for students and staff.
The Nurse sees patients on a drop-in basis and can assist with:
- First aid treatment and outside referrals as needed
- Health counselling
- Arranging appointments with the doctor
- Assisting and carrying out doctor’s order
- Keeping student medical records with confidentiality
- Completing health check-ups for students joining the residences and sports teams
- Organising and facilitating Health Promotions / Campaigns and Health Seminars for students and staffs.
For enrolled students and staff, there is no charge for consultations, treatments or use of the facilities and equipment at the Medical Centre. Graduates may avail of the health services provided by the Medical Centre by subscribing to the Alumni Card (see Alumni section for more information).
The Medical Centre maintains a limited inventory of common medicines and these are dispensed as determined by the medical staff at no charge to the patient. If the prescribed medication is not available from the Medical Centre, the patient is responsible for the cost of filling the prescription at an external pharmacy.
Students and staff are responsible for the cost of laboratory tests and x-rays performed outside the centre, and expenses incurred when referred to an off-campus physician or hospital.