Help is available if you are sick or need to claim the cost of your medical care.

In an emergency

If you have a life-threatening health problem, dial 000 to call an ambulance. If you are on a Student Visa, the cost of an ambulance is covered by your OSHC. 

Injured or very sick

If you are very sick or injured, take a taxi or Uber to 'Emergency' at the nearest hospital.

Do not go to hospital for normal things like coughs, flu or stomach aches as it is much more expensive than seeing a doctor outside of hospital. 

Missed classes due to illness

If you miss a class, visit reception to fill in a pink absence form.  You will also need to provide a medical certificate so ask the doctor for one when you are with them.  If you miss many classes, get advice from reception about who to talk with about your situation.

Allianz health cover and advice

If you have a student visa, we have probably organised Allianz health insurance cover for you. We recommend that you use the Allianz mobile app or website to get help if you are sick. Use the website or app to:

  • locate your nearest direct-billing doctor
  • submit a claim
  • contact the 24-hour helpline
  • find translations of medical terms
  • update your personal details.

An Allianz Global Assistance representative visits the UQ campus each week to assist students with enquiries and claims lodgement. Please contact the UQ St Lucia Student Centre for current visiting hours.

You can also contact Overseas Student Health Cover by Allianz Global Assistance directly.

  • Member Services and General Enquiries: 13 67 42
  • Claims: 1800 651 349
  • 24 Hour Emergency Helpline:  1800 814 781

Sick at home

To see a doctor near you, phone your local medical centre to make an appointment. If you need a doctor overnight, call the Home Doctor service.

Sick on campus

University Health Service

To make an appointment to see a doctor at the University Health Service book yourself in online or go to ICTE-UQ Reception on Level 5 for help.

The University Health Service is free for students who have Allianz Health Insurance cover (OSHC).  You must take your card or have the OSHC App to show you have cover or you will be charged a fee.

The University Health Service is located on the first floor of the Gordon Greenwood Building (Google Map).

Campus pharmacy

The Campus Pharmacy is located in Union Arcade (next to the food court) and sells prescription and non-prescription medication as well as general medical supplies.