Announcements (updated May 2024)


This post is updated with latest news relevant to Health, Counselling and Disability services clients. Current news includes city services, service brochure, free HIV testing, wellbeing and performance programs, practice improvement survey, NT counsellor and more. 


Student complaints process updated

There is an updated process for student complaints – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2024/05/03/new-complaints-process-for-students/

 

Wellbeing and Performance Programs

Most of our Wellbeing and Performance Programs for 2024 are in place. See if there is anything that takes your fancy – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2023/01/16/wellbeing-programs/

 

Updated Service Brochure

We’ve updated our Service Brochure to include information about city services and supports – https://students.flinders.edu.au/content/dam/student/documents/hcds-service-brochure.pdf

 

HIV testing and treatment is free for all, even if you don’t have Medicare card

Learn more at Changes to ARV access for Medicare ineligible people in Australia – NAPWHA

 

Health, Counselling and Disability Services presence in the city

We have counsellors in the city. We also have our first city-based wellbeing program – Mindful Moments.

 

The Practice Accreditation and Improvement Survey (PAIS) from 2023

The PAIS is a well-established patient survey widely used by general practices across Australia to gather valuable feedback from patients, which informs meaningful quality improvement within the organisation.

The results from our most recent survey have come through. Stay tuned for more information about improvements that we are looking to make, based on these results.

 

 

NT counsellor, based in Darwin

Sarah Hogg is our NT Counsellor in Darwin, bringing over 12 years of experience in counselling and social work to support the students, with a focus on providing guidance and support for their well-being and mental health.

Sarah will be available to students three days a week, specifically on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Her primary location will be at CDU, where she will provide counselling services to students seeking guidance and support.

 

SA Pathology updates:

SA Pathology are back onsite now in the Health Service 🏥

Normal business hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm.

 

Feeling distressed?

Within normal business hours (i.e. 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) email counselling@flinders.edu.au. This email is monitored by our intake team.

☎️ If it is out of hours and you find yourself distressed at what is happening, remember our Out of Hours Crisis Line is operational.

 

Need a medical service?

If there is a Medical Emergency phone 000.

Marion Domain Medical Centre is open daily. Ph 8375 7000 – https://www.mariondomainmedicalcentre.com.au/

After hours, phone the National Home Doctor Service, if you require a HOME Visit, Ph 137425 – https://homedoctor.com.au/

Flinders Medical Centre, Emergency Dept is open 24hrs.

 

COVID

The COVID-SA website remains the primary source of information about COVID-19 in South Australia – https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19

The Department of Health (DOH) website remains the key source of information for all of us about the virus in Australia – https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

For all Flinders Student Coronavirus information, please visit https://students.flinders.edu.au/coronavirus-information.

 

A note about this post:

This blog post is a constantly updated blog post that highlights small but important news items from the team at Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCD). Content from this post is displayed on the main HCD website – https://students.flinders.edu.au/student-services/hcd

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