Medical Help

Medical Help

Even though most of the time you feel 10 feet tall and ready to take on the world, you should know where to get help if you're feeling unwell, or if you need emergency medical treatment.

If you need urgent medical help, call 000 for an ambulance.

Once you've been treated by an ambulance officer, they may take you to the closest local hospital. See the contact details for public hospitals close to UOW campuses.

  • Wollongong: Wollongong Hospital - (02) 4222 5000
  • Shellharbour: Shellharbour Hospital - (02) 4296 6666
  • Nowra: Shoalhaven District Hospital - (02) 4421 3111
  • Southern Sydney: St George Hospital - (02) 9113 1111  
  • Bega: Bega District Hospital - (02) 6492 9111
  • Batemens Bay: Bateman's Bay District Hospital - (02) 4472 4504
  • Moss Vale: Bowral and District Hospital - (02) 4861 0200

For medical problems that aren't urgent, you should see a General Practitioner (GP). The Yellow Pages will help you locate a GP in your area.


For Australian residents, many day-to-day medical services are covered by, or attract a benefit from Medicare. If you've left home for the first time to study at UOW, you should make sure you get your own Medicare card, and always carry it with you. To find out about Medicare, including what Medicare covers you for, see the Medicare Australia site

International Students Health Insurance

It is a condition of student visas that International students studying in Australia must take out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Bupa is UOW's preferred provider of OSHC. For details on Bupa OSHC visit or call 1800 888 942.

Last reviewed: 14 March, 2013

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