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New Uni clinic offers range of health services

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Southern Cross University media officer Zoe Satherley
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18 June 2010
A wide variety of holistic health services are available to staff, students and members of the public at the new Southern Cross University Health Clinic.

The purpose-built health and teaching facility is now offering consultations in naturopathy, osteopathy, massage, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, exercise physiology and nurse practitioner services.

The recently completed fully accessible multi-million-dollar building is accessed via Rifle Range Road, East Lismore and has plenty of parking, including parking for people with a disability.

One of the features of the Southern Cross University Health Clinic is that consultations are available through the Student Clinics – where senior fully supervised students undertake the consultation and treatment of patients for a very affordable cost.

“Southern Cross University was one of the first Australian universities to include complementary medicine as an option in their suite of health-related degrees,” said Professor Iain Graham, head of the School of Health and Human Sciences.

“Holistic approaches to health and wellbeing have since become accepted as mainstream in the health care choices of people both in Australia and around the world.

“Through the Southern Cross University Health Clinic, the University provides patient-centred health care education, offering inter-professional practice and learning that embraces the expanding definition of health care work.

“Practitioners are senior students who are closely supervised by a fully qualified naturopathic or osteopathic practitioner.

“The Student Clinic enables the University to provide clients with access to highly trained health practitioners, while delivering affordable, professional, high quality services to staff, students and the wider community.

“The Student Clinic also helps to ensure that Southern Cross University’s health graduates know how to apply their knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting.”

Some consultations are also available with senior fully qualified practitioners.
A full range of dispensary items such as herbal tinctures, herbal teas, nutritional supplements and homoeopathic remedies are also available at the clinic.

For appointments phone: (02) 6626 9131. For more information on all services and directions visit: www.scu.edu.au/healthclinic or email: [email protected].

Photo: The new Southern Cross University Health Clinic is located in P-block and is accessed via Rifle Range Road, East Lismore.