ANU has ensured the continuity of high-quality healthcare services on campus, taking over operations of the GP clinic in Kambri from 25 October.
While the National Health Co-Op (NHC) has gone into administration, the NHC GP clinic is continuing to operate and is open to anyone in the community.
The University is working towards a smooth transition for clinic staff and patients, and the uninterupted provision of health care.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and University Experience) Professor Ian Anderson said the University is showing its commitment to providing access to high-quality health care on campus.
He said the University is working towards integrating health care with other health and wellbeing services on campus.
"This has been a challenging time for all NHC staff and patients as we have worked with the Administrators to put new arrangements in place for the clinic to provide certainty for our community," Professor Anderson said.
ANU Student Counselling Service has not been affected by NHC's circumstances and continues to provide appointments to students as per normal.
The clinic is using the same secure patient record systems as other GP clinics in the community.
"Data is being safely transferred from NHC and will be stored outside of the University's systems," Professor Anderson said.
The clinic will continue to take patient bookings through HotDocs online portal, and continue to play a role in the COVID-19 vaccination program.
The NHC, with the exception of the ANU clinic, is being restructured into six independently owned and operated GP clinics.
UPDATED: 18 October 2021