Medical Centre

We’re still here for you

Visit us virtually via Telehealth or call 6488 2118 to make an appointment.

During this time of COVID-19, the University Medical Centre is providing Telehealth consultations and remains open for necessary in-person services.

In keeping with advice from the Department of Health, we are endeavouring to provide a healthy and safe environment for all patients, doctors and staff.

If you think you may have the COVID-19 virus, telephone our COVID nurse on 6488 2118 or the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. Do not attend a medical facility without calling ahead.

Telehealth

Book online or call 6488 2118 to arrange a Telehealth consultation.

International students who hold Overseas Student Health Cover are also eligible for Telehealth through their OSHC provider.

Telephone consultations

  1. The doctor will call you on your preferred phone number.

Video consultations

  1. Download Zoom (using your UWA information)
  2. You will receive an email link to ‘Join a Meeting’. Use this information to connect with your doctor at your appointment time.

Note: All scripts and referrals will be faxed, emailed or posted directly.

Face-to-face appointments

  1. Call 6488 2118 to make an appointment to see the doctor face-to-face if Telehealth is not suitable. Bookings for face-to-face appointments should not be made online.

Supporting your mental health

Mental health nurse consultations

Mental health nurse consultations will be predominantly online video consultations using Zoom. A telephone option is also available. Contact Reception on 6488 2118 if you have not already received an email detailing information.

*The Mental Health Nurse Program is a UWA GP-referred-only program.

Psychiatric appointments

These are available by Telehealth or face-to-face. You must get a referral to the psychiatrist from your GP. An appointment with the psychiatrist is eligible for bulk-billing.

Your My Health Record

It’s important to ensure your health record is up-to-date and accessible by other health providers if needed. You can book a Telehealth appointment with your doctor for this purpose.

Holistic healthcare

The University Medical Centre is a fully equipped and accredited service supporting the UWA community with high-quality safe and confidential care.

General Practice services include:

  • General practitioner and nursing consultations
  • Urgent care
  • Mental health services (specialist psychiatrist and mental health nurse services via University Medical Centre GP referral only)
  • Cervical screening
  • Chronic disease management
  • Nurse-led clinics and adult immunisations
  • Sexual health, STI testing and treatment
  • Contraception advice and procedures
  • Pregnancy and antenatal care
  • Travel health and vaccinations
  • Alcohol and drug counselling service
  • Pre-employment and diving medicals
  • Onsite pathology services
  • Workers compensation
  • Home visits by arrangement
Book online

2020 flu vaccine clinics available

For vaccination by the UWA Medical Centre:

  1. Make an appointment on 6488 2118 or book online.
  2. Make sure your Medicare and OSHC insurance details are current.
  3. The flu vaccine is $20, card only (no cash).
  4. Vaccinations will be held at the Medical Centre.
  5. For convenience and privacy, please wear a T-shirt or sleeveless top.

If you have never attended the University Medical Centre:

Everyone is encouraged to get the influenza vaccine.

Some groups of people are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza and are strongly recommended to get immunised.

The following groups are eligible to receive free, government-funded influenza vaccinations:

  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • children aged 6 months to 11 years (Year 6)
  • people aged 65 years and older
  • Aboriginal people aged 6 months and older
  • people aged 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of severe influenza, including:
    • heart disease; kidney disease; chronic respiratory conditions
    • chronic illnesses that required regular medical attention or hospitalisation in the previous year
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • impaired immunity
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long-term aspirin therapy

Pre-enrolment infection control clinics

Students accepted into Health and Medicine courses must provide evidence of compliance with Health Department guidelines of immunity to particular infection diseases prior to enrolling in their course. Book in for your Infection Control vaccines now.

Other services

Visit the Western Australian government’s healthdirect website for medical resources and an online symptom checker.

Mental health services

Doctors at the Medical Centre can provide support if you’re experiencing mental health issues. We also have mental health nurses and a psychiatrist available. Both of these services require a referral from a doctor at the University Medical Centre. Our Alcohol and Other Drugs counsellor is also available to provide support and management services if you’d like help in this space. This is a self-referral service. The Australian government’s Head to Health website has a range of helpful resources if you’re looking to improve your own mental health or support someone else with mental health issues.

After-hours services

When the University Medical Centre is closed, a number of after-hours services provide home visits on weekdays from 6pm to 8am and all day on weekends and public holidays.

Emergency services

Check online at the Emergency Services Healthy WA website to find a service closest to where you live.

Emergency contacts

 

Making an appointment

You can make a medical appointment online or by phone. Standard appointments are 10 minutes long.

If you’d like to discuss a number of problems or a complex problem, request a long appointment or be prepared to return for a number of visits.

We do not issue prescriptions and referrals without a doctor’s appointment.

Our doctors try to run on time, but sometimes there are lengthy waiting times if urgent medical problems are being attended to.

If you need to contact your GP and are unable to attend in person, you may leave a telephone message with reception.

Test results

Test results cannot be discussed over the phone for privacy reasons.

  • If your doctor believes your results are significant, you’ll receive an SMS requesting you to book a follow-up appointment.
  • If you do not hear from us, it often means the tests have come back normal, but if your symptoms persist, please book another appointment.

Only a member of the medical or clinical team can provide treatment or advice.

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Your first appointment

Before you arrive for your appointment, download, print and complete the New Patient Registration Form below.

Please arrive five minutes before your appointment to complete background information and initial assessment forms. You’ll also be given information about our service and issues related to confidentiality.

Make the most of your visit by making a list of the signs and symptoms of your illness or problem.

Meet our doctors

Get to know the team helping you and learn about their special interests. All University Medical Centre staff are ALLY friendly and participate in the Close the Gap program.

  • Dr Alison Stubbs, MBBS, FRACGP

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Diving (non-commercial) medicals
    • Pre-enrolment infection control
    • Antenatal care
  • Dr Christine Pascott, MBBS FRACGP

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Pre-enrolment infection control
    • Diving (non-commercial) medicals
  • Dr David Rutherford, MBChB, FACGP, DTMH

    Graduated from: University of Manchester

    Special interests:

    • Travel medicine
    • Minor procedures
    • Pre-enrolment infection control
  • Dr Dhanya Janardhanan, MBBS,FRACGP, Adv DRANZCOG

    Graduated from: Rajiv Ghandi University of India

    Special interests:

    • Implanon and other contraceptive devices
    • Sexual health
    • Procedures
  • Dr Edward Cheuk, MBBS, FRACGP

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Sexual health
    • STI testing
    • Minor procedures
  • Dr Elena Ghergori, MBBS FRACGP FARGP M.Clin Ed

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Contraception advice
    • Sexual health
    • Contraception advice
    • Antenatal care
  • Dr Frances (Trish) Charmer, MBBS, FRACGP

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Sexual health
    • Contraception advice
    • Implanon procedures
  • Dr Helena Donnelly, MBBS, FRACGP

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Implanon procedures
    • Sexual health
    • Antenatal care
  • Dr John Terry, MBBS, FRACGP

    Graduated from: University of London

    Special interests:

    • Travel medicine
    • Minor procedures
    • Pre-enrolment infection control
    • Diving (non-commercial) medicals
  • Dr Julia Kermode, MBBS FRACGP, Dip RACOG

    Graduated from: University of London

    Special interests:

    • Sexual health
    • STI testing
    • Implanon procedures
    • Antenatal care
  • Dr Paula Barrie, MBBS, FRACGP

    Graduated from: UWA

    Special interests:

    • Sexual health
    • STI testing
    • Implanon procedures
    • Antenatal care
  • Dr Peter Ainscow, MBBS FRACGP

    Graduated from: University of Queensland

    Special interests:

    • Sexual health
    • Contraception advice
    • Workers compensation
  • Dr Thuy Ainscow, MBBS FRACGP

    Graduated from: University of New South Wales

    Special interests:

    • Sexual health
    • Contraception advice
    • Workers compensation
    • Pre-enrolment infection control

Take charge of your health

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Australian students

Got a personal Medicare card? Medicare can help you access:

  • a range of medical services and prescriptions at a lower cost
  • care as a public patient in a public hospital
  • cheaper medicines at a pharmacy under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
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International students

As part of your visa conditions, you are required to have overseas student health cover (OSHC).

The University's preferred provider, Allianz, has an app you can download which includes a translator service and a 24-hour helpline.

Some countries have policies around your medical care under what's called a reciprocal healthcare agreement.

This entitles you to an interim Medicare card while you're a student in Australia. 

Other information

  • Fees

    The Medical Centre has a schedule of fees.

    Students with a Medicare card

    Students with a current Medicare card are direct billed or 'bulk' billed for consultations. Bring a current Medicare card along to your first appointment.

    International students

    You will have medical insurance as part of your visa requirement. Bring a current membership card to every appointment.

    If you’re covered by Allianz OSHC and Medibank Private, the cost of the consultation is directly billed to your insurance company.

    Health Care Card holders

    If you have a current Health Care Card, your consultation fee is directly billed to Medicare. A valid card must be sighted at each visit.

    Other costs

    Costs of immunisations and other medications are paid at the time of consultation. On the day payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS.

  • Privacy policy

    The provision of quality health care requires a doctor-patient relationship of trust and confidentiality. Consistent with our commitment to quality care, this practice has developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with privacy legislation.

    Contact details: University Medical Centre, M319, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley 6009

    Phone: (08) 6488 2118

    Collection

    It is necessary for us to collect personal information from patients and sometimes others associated with their health care in order to attend to their health needs and for associated administrative purposes. Details collected include: full name, date of birth, address, Medicare number or Insurance policy number, contact telephone numbers, email address, emergency contact details, cultural identifiers.

    Sensitive information

    Health information is 'sensitive information' for the purposes of privacy legislation. This means that generally patients' consent will be sought to collect health information that is necessary to make an accurate medical diagnosis, prescribe appropriate treatment and to be proactive in patient health care.

    Use and disclosure

    A patient's personal health information is used or disclosed for purposes directly related to their health care and in ways that are consistent with a patient's expectations. In the interests of the highest quality and continuity of health care this may include sharing information with other health care providers who comprise a patient's medical team from time to time. In addition there are circumstances when information has to be disclosed without patient consent, such as emergency situations. By law, doctors are sometimes required to disclose information for public interest reasons, e.g. mandatory reporting of some communicable diseases.

    It may be necessary to disclose information about a patient to fulfil a medical indemnity insurance obligation. Provision of information to Medicare or private health funds, if relevant, for billing and medical rebate purposes. In general a patient's health information will not be used for any other purposes without their consent. There are some necessary purposes of collection for which information will be used beyond providing health care, such as professional accreditation, quality assessments, clinical auditing, billing and so forth.

    Data quality

    All patient information held by this practice relevant to the functions of providing health care will be maintained in a form that is accurate, complete and up to date.

    Data security

    The storage, use and, where necessary, transfer of personal health information will be undertaken in a secure manner that protects patient privacy. It is necessary for medical practices to keep patient information after a patient's last attendance for as long as is required by law or is prudent having regard to administrative requirements.

    Transfer of notes

    On receipt of a patient signed ‘Release of Medical Records Authority Form’ complete records can be either sent via Secure messaging (MDexchange), CD (encrypted) or printed and sent by Registered mail to the requesting Medical Practice.

    Openness

    This practice has made this and other material available to patients to inform them of our policies on management of personal information. On request this practice will let patients know, generally, what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes, and how we collect, hold, use and disclose that information.

    Access and correction

    This Practice takes part in the My Health Record program. Patients may request access to their health information to be uploaded onto their personal “My Health record”. Where necessary, patients will be given the opportunity to amend any personal information held that is incorrect. There are some circumstances in which access is restricted, and in these cases reasons for denying access will be explained. A charge may be payable where the practice incurs costs in providing access.

    PENCS

    This practice acknowledges the right of children to privacy of their health information. Based on the professional judgement of the doctor and consistent with the law, it might at times be necessary to restrict access to personal health information by parents or guardians. Upon request a patient's health information held by this practice will be made available to another health service provider.

    Persons who have access to Medical Records

    Clinical staff (general practitioners, practice nurses and mental health nurses) have access to medical records. Medical Centre administrative staff have limited access to medical records.

    Identifiers

    These are the numbers, letters or symbols that are used to identify patients with or without the use of 2 name (e.g. Medicare numbers). We will limit the use of identifiers assigned to patients by Commonwealth Government agencies to those uses necessary to fulfil our obligations to those agencies.

    Anonymity

    A patient has a right to be dealt with anonymously, provided this is lawful and practicable. However, in the medical context this is not likely to be practicable or possible for Medicare and insurance rebate purposes. It could also be dangerous to the patient's health.

    Transborder data flows

    Individual's privacy is protected Australia-wide by privacy laws. We will take steps to protect patient privacy if information is to be sent interstate or outside Australia.

  • Patient charter

    The University Medical Centre expects that while you are a patient, you will:

    • inform the Centre of any changes in your eligibility status to access the Medical Centre
    • inform the Centre of any changes to your contact and other demographic details, including medical insurance information.
    • attend for treatment in an appropriate state and be respectful of all clinic staff and others at the Medical Centre
    • accept that there is a zero tolerance policy for bullying or any threat of violence
    • give your doctor accurate and full information about your medical issues, your medical history, the medications you take and any other matters regarding your health
    • settle any account before leaving the Centre or as soon as practical thereafter
    • let the Centre know if any part of your visit or treatment does not meet your expectations

    This Medical Centre adheres to the UWA Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

  • Medical Centre staff

    Medical Director: Dr Christine Pascott

    Practice Manager: Sharon Almeida

    Registered Nurses: Lynelle Ellis, Hannah Werdschinski, Vania Ngu

    Mental Health Nurses: Jo-Anne Dwyer, Angela Wall

    Psychiatrist: Dr Vijay Lazar

    Reception staff: Priya Malde, Pauline Teh, Manuela Kiamtia

  • Practice feedback or complaints

    We welcome your feedback about the Medical Centre. A suggestion box is opposite the lift for this purpose. Should you wish at any time to make a complaint, please make your request known to Reception or directly to the Practice Manager. Complaints can be made verbally or in writing. We endeavour to resolve complaints in a timely manner. Should you wish to take the matter further, a formal complaint can be registered with the Health and Disability Services Complaints Office:

    Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO)

    PO Box B61, Perth, Western Australia, 6838

    Complaints and enquiries line: (08) 6551 7600

    Administration: (08) 6551 7620

    Facsimile: (08) 6551 7630

    Free call: 1800 813 583

    Email: mail@hadsco.wa.gov.au

    Web: hadsco.wa.gov.au

Need to cancel or reschedule?

Let us know if you’re unable to attend your appointment or need to move it, as this means someone else in need may get an earlier appointment. If you are late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule it to a later date.

Go digital

Having a My Health Record means all your important health information is digitally available in one secure place. Doctors, specialists and hospital staff can have access to your medical history including allergies, medical conditions and treatments online anywhere, anytime. You can control what goes in it, and who is allowed to access it. Registration only take a few minutes and can be done by your doctor or nurse at your next visit.

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