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Upcoming Closures

Monday, 13 November 2017 2:36pm

There will be the following changes to hours and closures for meetings/planning days:

Wednesday 15th November - Opening hours - 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Monday 20th November - Opening hours - 9.00am - 2.45pm
Wednesday 22nd November - Closed all day
Wednesday 29th November - 1.00pm - 5.00pm
If you need health care or advice outside of Student Health hours:


National Healthline
Free phone 0800 611 116
Healthline website

Healthline is a free 24-hour telephone health advice service funded by the Ministry of Health.

Healthline registered nurses assess a person's condition and health needs and recommend the best course of action and a time frame in which to take action.

They can also provide general health information and location of services.


Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre
Emergency Doctor

95 Hanover Street
Dunedin
Tel 64 3 479 2900

This service is available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Higher consultation charges apply.


Emergencies - 111
Call 111 or proceed straight to the emergency department of the Dunedin Public Hospital.


Mental Health Emergencies
Tel 64 3 474 0999

For urgent mental health care please contact the Emergency Psychiatric Service at the Dunedin Public Hospital. This service is available 24 hours a day

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Special Consideration for Final Exams

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 4:06pm

For all information about special consideration for final exams please visit the exams office website - http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/exams/index.html

A reminder that you need to apply for Special Consideration on e-vision and the Health Declaration form from Student Health will be sent directly to the exams office.

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High demand for Travel Clinics

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:52am

Due to a high demand for travel clinic appointments we are unable to see students who require travel information or travel vaccinations for their holidays until after the end of the exam period, in November.

If you require travel vaccinations or advice in this time, please contact the travel clinics at Mornington Health Centre, Meridian Medical Centre, or Pitt St Medical for an appointment.

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Health365 for Otago students enrolled with Student Health

Monday, 14 August 2017 1:57pm

Student Health are pleased to announce the introduction of an on-line booking system called Health365 (version of a patient portal) – available from Monday 21 August.

A patient portal will enable you to book routine appointments for 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 and attend a 10minute presentation at Student Health –see session times below. 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 record.

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

1. Book appointments

• Routine appointments can be booked with a GP or nurse
*PTO to see appointments that can be made with a nurse
• Nurse phone back clinic – book a time for a nurse to call you at a time that suits
• 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 – margaret.perley@otago.ac.nz or
Natalie Evans – natalie.evans@otago.ac.nz

Health365 Session Times from Monday 21 August – Friday 22 September

  • Monday 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.00am
  • Thursday 4.00pm

1st Floor Seminar Room at Student Health - No bookings required

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Mumps Information

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 11:53am

Mumps is an acute, infectious viral illness. NZ is currently experiencing an outbreak of mumps and this has spread from Auckland to 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.

For more info and signs and symptoms:
http://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/files/21086_20170823134335-1503452615.pdf

If you suspect you have mumps please call ahead to Student health 0800469821 please don’t just turn up

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