Lake Macquarie CampusAvondale Shopping Village, located at the end of College Drive, offers a range of services including general medical, pathology services and a pharmacy. Other nearby health services include general and specialist practitioners, dental services, optometrists, chiropractors and physiotherapists.
Wyong Hospital is the closest public hospital to the Lake Macquarie campus.
Sydney CampusStudents on the Sydney campus have access to a range of health services at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and the Fox Valley Medical and Dental Centre. Other nearby health services include general medical and specialist practitioners, dental services, optometrists, chiropractors and physiotherapists.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital is the closest public hospital to the Sydney campus. The Sydney Adventist Hospital also offers urgent emergency treatment to private patients.
Domestic StudentsTo receive medical treatment as a domestic student, you must be registered with Medicare, Australia’s government healthcare system. Membership with Medicare provides access to free treatment as a patient in a public hospital as well as subsidised treatment by medical practitioners including general practitioners and specialists nominated by the hospital. Ambulance services are not covered by Medicare.
You can apply for a Medicare card independent of your parents, and will need to do so before arriving at Avondale. You may need to produce proof of your student status when applying for a Medicare card, so remember to keep your acceptance letter from Avondale.
Private medical insurance offers more comprehensive health cover than standard medicare cover, and includes the benefit of private hospital usage and extras. ACA Health Benefit Fund is available to students who are connected to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and/or associated entities.