Health Clinic

Offering a range of traditional and evidence-based health services, the RMIT Health Clinic provides affordable services performed by supervised senior students.

Whether you're looking for psychology and mental health support, osteopathy treatments, chiropractic care, or traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the students and qualified staff at the RMIT Bundoora Health Clinic can assist.

Our teaching clinics are designed to assist with educational training for senior students to prepare for independent practice and meet registration requirements. No matter what service you select, you'll be treated by senior students under the supervision of registered practitioners.

Explore our services and book an appointment today.

Services

About the Chinese medicine clinic

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What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine is one of the most commonly used complementary therapies in the world. It is the treatment of clinical conditions using medicinal sources such as roots, flowers, seeds and leaves of plants. It also includes therapies like acupuncture, cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin to create suction) and tui na (remedial massage).

What happens at my appointment?

When you arrive, you will be assessed by our supervised senior students, who will check your pulse and tongue, and discuss any issues with your sleep, appetite, perspiration and body temperature. From this, we develop treatment plans, or consider referral to other practitioners where appropriate.

Depending on your health conditions, we may recommend treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, manual therapy (therapeutic Tuina) and dietary therapy. 

Our senior students, who have studied biomedical and clinical science in parallel with their Chinese medicine studies, are supervised by registered Chinese medicine practitioners.

 

Common conditions

We most often see conditions such as:

  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • respiratory conditions
  • digestive complaints
  • gynaecological conditions
  • skin conditions
  • mental health conditions.

About the chiropractic clinic

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Chiropractors in Australia are registered primary health care practitioners who undergo a 5 year tertiary education program, with an emphasis on the studies of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology underpinning a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic sciences.

Chiropractors have been registered health professionals in Australia from 1978 and RMIT has continued to educate chiropractors to the highest standards possible since 1992!

What do we treat?

Chiropractors are trained to deal with a wide range of common musculoskeletal and neurological disorders (where conservative non-surgical management is an option). Chiropractors treat disorders of the joints of the spine and pelvis and all of the extremity joints, the head and neck. Chiropractors also manage conditions involving muscles, tendons and ligaments and peripheral nerves by assessing the functional relationship between these body structures.

Evidenced based health care approaches are promoted/utilised throughout the clinic.

 

What treatment and management options are available?

Under the supervision of registered chiropractors, senior RMIT chiropractic students offer a range of therapeutic management options, including:

  • Spinal and extremity joint manipulation or mobilisation
  • Various Instrument assisted spinal adjustment approaches (Drop Piece and or Activator)
  • Clinically directed soft tissue therapy
  • Therapeutic Utrasound
  • Electrical stimulation (Muscular)
  • Rehabilitation and Exercise therapy
  • General lifestyle advice
  • Diagnostic imaging referral
  • Multi-disciplinary co-management.

 

Who can benefit from Chiropractic treatment? 

Chiropractic treatment may be relevant and helpful for people with issues including:

  • Neck-related headaches
  • Neck and back pain or stiffness
  • Upper limb problems associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, and
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot biomechanical and functional issues
  • Some pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis
  • Exercise, posture or other lifestyle advice
  • Management of sciatica
  • Management of upper limb neuro-compressive conditions
  • Rehabilitation and prevention of injury.
  • Sports injuries and
  • Spinal trauma recovery management

About the osteopathy clinic

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What do we treat?

Osteopathy offers a wide range of care and management for your conditions under the supervision of qualified practitioners. Under skillful guidance osteopathy students are able to evaluate, diagnose and provide management, for a range of musculoskeletal complaints. Evidenced based health care approaches are promoted/utilised throughout the clinic.

Osteopathic treatment will benefit a wide range of people with multiple complaints with the most common ones being:

  • neck-related headaches
  • neck and back pain or stiffness
  • limb problems associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis
  • exercise or other lifestyle advice
  • rehabilitation and prevention of injury.

Your student osteopath will ask questions about your health complaint and associated symptoms. They will also ask about your medical history, any medications you are currently taking, and any other lifestyle factors that may be related to your complaint.

What treatment options are available?

Under the supervision of registered osteopaths, RMIT osteopathy students offer a range of management options, including:

  • hands on manual therapy
  • exercise therapy
  • education and management advice
  • lifestyle advice.

Who can benefit from Osteopathic treatment?

Osteopathic treatment may be relevant and helpful for people with some of the following common conditions:

  • headaches
  • back and neck pain
  • pelvic pain
  • sciatica
  • shoulder pain
  • hip and groin
  • knee pain
  • ankle sprain
  • heel/arch/foot pain
  • chronic pain
  • arthritis
  • bursitis
  • tendon related complaints
  • sports injuries
  • joint-related complaints

About the RMIT Psychology Clinic

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The RMIT University Psychology Clinic was established in 1976 and is operated by the Discipline of Psychology, within the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University. Since its inception, the RMIT University Psychology Clinic has developed an excellent reputation for high quality clinical services for children, adolescents, and adults. Evidenced based health care approaches are promoted/utilised throughout the clinic.

The Clinic offers clinical facilities for adults, children, adolescents and families who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, and clinical issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues). Consultations are face to face or via Telehealth.

Our Team

Clinical sessions are primarily conducted by postgraduate psychology interns completing their fifth and sixth year of study. Interns are registered provisional psychologists. They are supervised by and work closely with our senior clinical psychology staff.

Services

 

Important information before you complete this form

The RMIT Psychology Clinic currently has a 4 month waiting list for treatment. If you require support earlier than this time please use the Find a Psychologist website. RMIT students may also attempt to contact the RMIT Counselling Service.

What to expect

Following the initial screening and intake process, a comprehensive initial interview will be completed by one of our Psychology Interns, where information relevant to your particular concerns will be obtained.

During the interview, and at subsequent times, you may be asked to complete a number of questionnaires or rating scales. These are helpful in designing a treatment program tailored to your needs and evaluating its effectiveness.

Between sessions you may be asked to record information that will be useful to your clinician in determining the best treatment strategies.

Subsequent sessions will involve monitoring progress and addressing your specific concerns. Regular follow-up contact is also conducted to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of treatment, where appropriate.

Please note that RMIT Psychology clinic does not do Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments or Cognitive and Educational assessments

 

What we offer

The RMIT Psychology Clinic offers assessment and treatment options for children, youth and adults.  

Psychological Therapies for
Adults
Behavioral and Psychological
Therapies for Children &
Young People
Evidence based psychological assessments and interventions for adults, across a range problems including mood and anxiety disorders, relationship difficultes, self esteem issues, as well as anger and stress.




Evidence based psychological
assessments and
interventions for children,
youth and their parents,
across a range of problems
including emotional, social
and behavioural
difficulties, the parent/child
relationship, school
adjustment problems, as well
as concerns about learning
and/or development.

Making a referral

The clinic accepts a wide range of referrals, including self-referrals, and referrals from doctors, other agencies, parents, and schools. Permission will be sought from the client when a referral is made on their behalf.

You do not need a doctor's referral to make an appointment. Self referrals are welcome. However, a letter from your GP or psychiatrist can help with ensuring continuity of care.

Clients are allocated according to our waiting list. Our waiting list times vary depending on the type of referral and the caseload of our clinicians. Clients will be advised of an approximate waiting time when the referral is made.

Please complete the below form and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Costs

 

Full fee paying

Concession card holders

RMIT Staff & Students

Initial appointment

$40

$30

$15

Return appointments

$30

$20

$10

Chinese Medicine Herbs

All herbs are charged at an additional fee to the consultation.

Note: Our clinic is cashless, all payments must be made via Eftpos.

Please note that as we are a student-led clinic no rebate is available through private health funds. Medicare, or third-party providers. We are not able to treat condistions that are a result of a workplace injury or motor vehicle accident.

Contact

Interested in an appointment with one of our senior students? Book now. You don't need a doctor's referral to make an appointment.

Phone: (03) 9925 7666

Email: healthclinic@rmit.edu.au

Appointments can be made during the following hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 9am – 5:15pm

Location

Getting here

Tram

Yarra Trams Route 86 will take you to the Bundoora campus gates. Get off at stop 70 (Clements Drive) or a city bound tram at stop 70 (Janefield Drive).

Train

The nearest Metro train stations are Thomastown and Lalor Stations on the South Morang line, and Greensborough Station on the Hurstbridge line.

Parking

Metered parking is available on the Bundoora campus. Time limits apply. Learn more.

The RMIT Health Clinic is a state-of-the-art clinical teaching space completed in 2015. Encompassing 62 treatment rooms incorporating Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Psychology, the student lead clinic offers high service levels to our patients.

The Chinese Medicine facilities include a fully functional herbal dispensary and consultation rooms equipped with exhaust fans to allow Moxibustion treatments to occur.

The Health Clinic also has a rehabilitation room to ensure we can service our patients' needs onsite.

If you've visited us before, how was your experience? We would like to hear from you and incorporate your feedback.

Share your opinion, or call us on (03) 9925 7666.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.