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Our services

Women and men's health
Travel consults
Skin checks
Mental health
Urgent care
  • International Students
  • Doctors
  • Fees & requirements
  • Q fever vaccination program
  • UQ Flu vaccination program

As an International Student, it is a condition of your student visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your student visa in Australia.

OSHC coverage, including out of hospital and in hospital medical services, are detailed in the policy document.

However it is important to understand that for non-emergency hospital care, including maternity (pregnancy) services, access to some medical services in some public hospital may be limited.

This means that public hospital services for non-emergency care, including maternity (pregnancy) services, may not be available to you when you need them. In these instances, you may be required to access medical services through a private hospital. Private hospital health care will typically incur some out of pocket costs that are not covered by your Overseas Student Health Cover policy and will be your responsibility.

Please note that for maternity (pregnancy) services, these out of pocket costs could range from $4,000 to $10,000, depending on the level of maternity service/care provided.

Therefore, if you are considering falling pregnant whilst studying in Australia, it is recommended that you discuss this further with your GP and OSHC health provider to look at the services available and the anticipated costs involved.

Dr Alex Ling
General Practitioner

Dr Alex grew up in Brisbane and moved interstate for medical and GP training. He spent a lot of time in rural and regional NSW before recently returning to Queensland to spend time with family. Dr Alex is keen on preventive healthcare and has a passion for student health. He supports UQ students, staff and families of international students. Drop by or call us to see how Dr Alex can help you.


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Christine Schoenfisch
Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Christine Schoenfisch headshot, white background wearing grey blouse and glasses

Nurse Practitioner Christine Schoenfisch works with our GPs to provide Advanced Nursing Practice to patients. This includes assessing, diagnosing, and ordering x-rays, ultrasounds and blood tests; and prescribing medications.

She can perform:

  • Serology/blood collection
  • Immunisations for all ages
  • Minor illness, minor injuries (including ear health, nasal, throat, eye, gastrointestinal, urological, gynaecological and musculoskeletal systems)
  • Women’s health (including Well Woman Checks and sexual health, e.g. cervical screening and contraception advice)
  • Original and repeat prescriptions within the Primary Care Nurse Scope of Practice
  • Stoma therapy and continence care


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We are a campus medical clinic dedicated solely to caring for current University of Queensland domestic students; international students and their dependents; and staff.

Staff and domestic students

Consultations are bulk billed to Medicare with a current Medicare card.

International students

GP consults are billed directly to Allianz.

If you are covered by another provider, you will need to pay at the time of your consultation and then seek a rebate from your insurer.

When you arrive

Present at reception upon arrival. You will need to show your:

Student or staff ID card

Medicare or international medical insurance card

If you’re enrolled in a program or course that involves working with animals or in agricultural environments, you may need to provide The University of Queensland (UQ) with evidence of vaccination or immunity against Q fever.

UQ Health Care runs a Q fever screening and vaccination program for students at the start of each semester.

If you have had proven Q Fever infection or Q Fever Screening or vaccination in the past, you cannot participate in this program. Please refer to your original vaccination provider or the Q Fever register if you registered with them previously. We may be able to assist with a consult outside the screening program if you are unsure.

The program consists of two visits, one week apart.

  • First visit – a detailed history, skin test and blood test are performed
  • Second visit, one week later – tests are read and Q fever vaccine is given if tests show no immunity to Q fever
    • If your results are indeterminate**, two further consultations will be necessary, as per below.

You must attend both sessions in the program you choose to attend.

Please note: you cannot attend a second consultation at UQ Health Care if you have done the first visit screening at another medical centre. Please return to that clinic for completion of Q Fever screening.


To make an appointment for a program at any location, contact the St Lucia clinic by phone:

(07) 3365 6210


Q Fever consultations and vaccinations do not generally attract a Medicare or OSHC insurance rebate. For UQ employees, if applicable, please consult your department to advise us directly or provide a payment authorisation form for us to bill them directly.


First visit:

Consultation and Q fever screening (includes skin test and blood test)

UQ Students: $90

UQ Staff: $120

Consultation only (if deemed unsafe to screen and immunise)

UQ Students: $50

UQ Staff: $80

*$25.00 added to screening cost if completed outside the designated Q fever program dates above


Second visit:

Q fever assessment and vaccination (if vaccination required)

UQ Students: $170

UQ Staff: $200

Q fever assessment only (if vaccination not required)

UQ Students: $50

UQ Staff: $80



Consultation (includes retest-skin test and blood test)

Costs will be advised at the time of the consultation.

Follow up consultation, 2-3 weeks later.

Costs will be advised at the time of the consultation.



Should you be immunocompromised due to a medical condition, medications or treatments, to prevent delays and avoid the cost of an additional consultation, we encourage you to:

  • discuss with your treating Specialist whether it is suitable for you to undertake screening and immunisation for Q fever; and
  • provide a letter from your treating Specialist, which will be taken into account by the General Practitioner to determine if you are suitable for screening and immunisation.

The 2023 UQ flu vaccination program commence on 2nd May 2023

Influenza (flu) is a very serious and highly contagious illness. Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce their risk of getting the flu. The flu vaccine is one of several vaccinations recommended for all staff.

Each year, UQ provides free flu vaccinations for:

  • UQ staff, including casual and fixed-term staff
  • HDR students.

The flu vaccine is updated each year to protect against the flu strains most likely to circulate in the Southern Hemisphere.

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We welcome patients from 9am – 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Telehealth available at clinic’s discretion
P: 07 5460 1396 for more information

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Ground floor, N W Briton Annexe, Administration Annexe Blg 8101A


Make an appointment online here or phone (07) 5460 1396

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