The SCHS incorporates the Health Centre (formerly the Boarders' sick bay), and the Senior First Aid for day boy's in the Lithgow centre. The SCHS also oversees the first aid area in the Junior School. All Junior School staff are qualified in first aid, they also have full access to the Health Centre nurse if required.
The Health Centre is well equipped, with a six bed ward, a two bed isolation ward, a doctor's consulting room, a treatment room and accommodation for a nurse if a boy is to be admitted overnight. If a boy is to be admitted to the health centre, parents and/or guardians are contacted as quickly as possible by telephone. A nurse is on duty in the Health Centre between 8.00 am and 9.00 pm seven days a week. The College doctor holds two clinics per week for boarders, in the health centre. He is also available on request and, together with other consultants used by the College, provides a full range of medical services to ensure the health of boarders.
The first aid room is staffed between the hours of 12pm and 4pm. Minor first aid is dealt with here and if further treatment is required, the parent/guardian is contacted and the boy is usually sent home.
Full fee paying overseas students are covered by the Australian Government's Overseas Student Health Scheme. Documentation for this scheme and payment of the annual subscription is organised by the College. The scheme covers 85% of the scheduled fee for a consultation with a doctor and full cover in a shared ward in any public hospital.
Boys who are Australian residents and permanent citizens are covered by the national health insurance scheme, Medicare. They may take out additional private insurance if desired.
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Scotch College: ABN 86 852 826 445 ACN 005 650 395 CRICOS 00624A (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students)