SCU Health Clinic offers patient-centred services at both the Lismore campus and the Gold Coast campus, all services are also available for all members of the community.
The purpose-built clinics at the Lismore and Gold Coast campus, provides consultation in bulk-billed general practice, osteopathy, exercise physiology, podiatry, speech pathology, dietitian, mental health nurse practitioner, educational and developmental psychology and massage.
Holistic approaches to health and wellbeing have become accepted as mainstream in the health care choices of people both in Australia and around the world, to complement this approach the Health Clinic includes health packages and fitness programs which can be tailored to suit all health needs through the exercise and physiology clinics.
The purpose-built health and teaching facility provides consultations in general practice, osteopathy, exercise physiology, podiatry, speech pathology, dietitian, mental health nurse practitioner, educational and developmental psychology and massage.
One of the unique features of Southern Cross University Health Clinic is that consultations are available through the Student Clinics - where senior fully supervised students undertake the consultation. Consultations are also available from private practitioners who provide services with Medicare and private insurance rebates, where applicable.
The range of services offered at the clinic are unique and encompass allied health and main stream services with Medicare bulk-billing and health fund rebates available. The Southern Cross University Health Clinic services now includes health packages and fitness programs, which can be tailored to suit all health needs.
The SCU Health Clinic has three purposes:
- Provide a professional and caring health service to the general public
- Education of students in application of health care services to the public
- Provide the student with a professional and supportive environment to research and develop knowledge in a specialised area.
The Student Clinic helps to ensure that Southern Cross University's health graduates know how to apply their knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. The Clinic offers services in osteopathy, podiatry, speech pathology and exercise physiology by students and overseen by registered practitioners who provide discounted services
All members of the community are able to take advantage of the services that suit their needs.
SCU Health Clinic is an accredited general practice with its standards of medical care approved by Australian General PracticeAccreditation Limited (AGPAL).
Quality Innovation Performance(QIP) accredited.
Clinical Services Director - Professor Ian Graham
Professor of Healthcare Development
Dean of Health and Head of School, Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia
PhD - Manchester University
Master of Science - Manchester University
Master of Education - Council of National Academic Awards
Bachelor of Science - Council of National Academic Awards
Registered Nurse - Australia
Professor Graham is a mental health nurse, qualifying in that speciality in 1981 in the UK, after initially registering in general care nursing within the UK. He has a background in advanced clinical practice, health service management and education and has held various academic and service positions in the UK, his first appointment in Australia has been at Southern Cross University since 2007.
Professor Graham is an Adjunct Professor in Nursing to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA; University of Sydney, NSW Australia; and University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He has held fellowships with the European Academy of Nurse Scientists and the Royal Society of Health. Currently he is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. He has also been an active project lead for Sigma Theta Tau International, the Nurse Honours Society. From 2005-2007, Professor Graham was President of the Consortium of Higher Education, Health and Rehabilitation Educators, a European-based organisation promoting inter-professional education with health care.
Professor Graham has been a member of various British policy and strategy committees, including the Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee, the Council of Deans (UK) and the National Health Service Health Workforce Development and Modernisation Taskforce. He is currently an appointed member for the Nursing & Midwifery Council of NSW. He has a seat on the Council of Nursing Deans of Australia.
Professor Graham is a systems thinker, leader, change agent, global thinker, international collaborator and avid reader. His research interests span the work of Rosemary Parse, the patient experience and the evolution of health services and roles. He teaches in the areas of leadership, nursing theory, health policy and supervises students at both the doctoral and masters' level.
Appointments and further information
The clinic services are available for all members of the community as well as University staff and students. The clinic is currently open five days a week with hours of operation from 8am to 6pm. At the Lismore campus clinic, all general practice services are bulk-billed.
Hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm. Contact us for an appointment or for further information about this service.
The SCU Health Clinic is located at the Lismore and Gold Coast campuses.