The Brisbane Medical Centre has been awarded General Practice Accreditation by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Gaining accreditation is an exhaustive process designed to ensure that a general practice meets the rigorous standards of clinical and administrative governance set by the RACGP. Successful accreditation is a sign that every member of the Medical Centre team is dedicated to providing safe and high-quality care for every patient, each time they visit.
ACU Medical Centres opened on campus in Brisbane in 2015 and in Melbourne in early 2016, providing accessible, affordable and comprehensive health care to students, staff and the wider community.
But there’s more to the ACU Medical Centres than high-quality health care. A brief conversation with key staff shows what sets our medical centres apart - why they are, in the words of Brisbane Medical Centre Manager Amanda Morris, “essential to the overall University experience”.
Far from simply responding to health problems as they emerge, ACU Medical Centres promote a safe and supportive university environment that empowers each member of the ACU community every day.
Dr Tania Burgess, lead GP in the Brisbane Medical Centre said: “By improving the health and well-being of students, staff and their families, our Medical Centres help to ensure that everyone is able to achieve their potential by optimising their health and well-being.”
Apart from the usual services you would expect to find at your trusted GP clinic, the Medical Centres make it easy for Faculty of Health Sciences students to get the industry-specific vaccines they need for clinical placements without having to leave campus.
Brisbane practice nurse Sally Synnott said: “Clinics outside the university often find it difficult to understand the vaccine and paperwork requirements of our students.”
“By contrast, ACU Medical Centres work collaboratively with the Faculty’s Placement Services Unit to provide up-to-date information and easy access for students which means they reach clinical compliance in their particular field of study with a minimum of fuss,” Sally said.
Our Medical Centres work collaboratively with ACU Disability Services, supporting students with disabilities or chronic health conditions throughout their university experience, as well as liaising with our Counselling Service to ensure high-level medical support and intervention for students in need. The Brisbane centre also offers private psychology services.
Located in building 214 on the Brisbane campus and the Daniel Mannix Building on the Melbourne Campus, both Medical Centres operate five days per week, with varying hours to suit the needs of clients. For more information, or to make a booking, please contact your campus Medical Centre reception on 07 3623 7740 (Brisbane) or 03 9953 3762 (Melbourne).