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Mumps is an acute, infectious viral illness. NZ is currently experiencing an outbreak of mumps including cases in Dunedin. There have been confirmed cases in our University student community.
Please check you have had 2 vaccinations against mumps. Anyone born since 1990 will have been offered 2 MMR vaccinations during childhood, so if you had all your immunisations you are probably protected.

If you have previously had mumps you will also have immunity. Please check with your parents and /or your GP practice to ensure you have had 2 MMR vaccinations.
If you are infected with mumps it can take 12-25 days for the symptoms to appear. Once you are unwell with mumps you need to be isolated for 5 days from the start of the illness.

Main symptoms;

include pain in the jaw, fever, headache and swelling of glands around the face.

For more info

If you suspect you have mumps, please ring us first (Student Health Services free-phone 0800469821 or 03 4798212). We will let you know what to do.

Need MMR vaccinations?

They are completely FREE for everyone; just call us and ask for a nurse appointment for your MMR vaccination

Health365 for Otago students enrolled with Student Health

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:46am

Student Health are pleased to announce the introduction of an on-line booking system called Health365 (version of a patient portal) – available for all students in 2018.

A patient portal will enable you to book routine appointments at Student Health and access some of your health information on-line.

To gain access to Health365 you will need to complete a Health365 enrolment form. The enrolment form outlines your responsibility for the security of your information and the requirement for you to advise SH of any inaccuracies on your health record. When you have completed the enrolment form you will be emailed your access details for Health365 from the product provider My Practice. You can download a copy of the enrolment form here to bring with you to your first appointment or ask at Student Health Reception

As a patient at Student Health you will have access to:

1. Book appointments

  • Routine appointments can be booked with a GP or nurse
  • Mental Health Support / Counselling appointments are not available to book on-line at this time – this may change in the future

If you require an appointment sooner than those available on the on-line system please call Student Health on 0800479821

2. Tasks

  • Provides a list of all recalls /health checks that you may require

Please phone Student Health to book an appointment with a nurse as close as possible to the due date

3. Allergies

  • A list of all allergies that are recorded on your health file

Please let your clinician know at your next appointment if the information is not correct.

4. Immunisation history

  • All immunisation details that Student Health has recorded for you

Please let your clinician know at your next appointment if the information is not correct.

5. Account

  • View account details and payment options

6. Measurements

  • Access to view Blood Pressure, weight, height recordings, BMI

If you have any concerns or questions please contact either:
Margaret Perley – or
Maree Ross –