Welcome to UQ Gatton Medical Centre. We are a medical clinic for University of Queensland students and staff, with experienced General Practitioners and nurses dedicated to the health care needs of Gatton students and staff on Campus.
We offer innovative, client-focused care through our extensive range of health services which include general medicine, immunisation, skin checks, travel medicine, wellness support and more.
Our GPs are experienced in the health issues that can affect our community. You can be assured of confidential care from our friendly team when accessing general and specialist services, including:
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
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 has an
interest in preventative care and is looking forward to
helping campus staff and students. He enjoys music and
travelling and works periodically with the Royal Flying
We are a campus medical clinic dedicated solely to caring for current University of Queensland domestic students; international students and their dependents; and staff.
Consultations are bulk billed to Medicare with a current Medicare card.
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.
Present at reception upon arrival. You will need to show your:
Student or staff ID card
Medicare or international medical insurance card
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.
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.
Consultation and Q fever screening $75.00* (includes skin test and blood test)
Consultation only $50.00 (if deemed unsafe to screen and immunise)
*$25.00 added to screening cost if completed outside the designated Q fever program dates above
Q fever assessment and vaccination $150.00 (if vaccination required)
Q fever assessment only $35.00 (if vaccination not required)
Consultation $50 (includes retest-skin test and blood test)
Follow up consultation, 2-3 weeks later. $35 if immune or $150 if vaccination needed.
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:
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:
The flu vaccine is updated each year to protect against the flu strains most likely to circulate in the Southern Hemisphere.
We care for UQ students and staff
The dependents of international students are able to use this service
Visitors to campus can obtain treatment for medical emergencies. Fees may apply.
Past students and family members of domestic students or staff are unable to use this health service.
We welcome patients from 9am – 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Telehealth available at clinic’s discretion
P: 07 5460 1396 for more information
Ground floor, N W Briton Annexe, Administration Annexe Blg 8101A
Make an appointment online here or phone (07) 5460 1396
Access quality medical advice on campus at our conveniently located medical centre.
Our extended hours make it easier for you to manage your health care before or after work.