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Student health at Carrington College

The health of our residents is one of our prime interests.

If you are not feeling well please let a staff member know and we will do our best to take care of you. We want to look after you when your are unwell, but it is important you tell us as we won't otherwise know! If required we are able to help you with the arrangement of health related appointments.

First Aid

The first aid room for Carrington is kept in the Linton building, although each House Tutor has a small First Aid kit located in their room. Ask any of our staff for help.

If you have a first aid certificate and would be willing to help in an emergency please let your House Tutor or the Warden know when you arrive into the College.

Meals for Sick Residents

Having a meal delivered to you when you are unwell is a great way of ensuring you get rest and don't contaminate others. Please let your House Tutor know if you would like a meal brought to you.

If you are unwell and have need of a jug of chilled filtered water please ask the kitchen staff, your House Tutor, or get a friend to come down for you.

Student Health

The University of Otago Student Health and Counselling Service is situated on Albany Street. They provide a dedicated, comprehensive holistic health service for currently enrolled University of Otago students.

You will be able to develop a relationship with one Doctor and/or nurse or counsellor. If you make an appointment, the reception staff will endeavour to ensure you are seen by your regular health specialist. Emergency clinics are also available for urgent illness or accidents.


Opening hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Tel 64 3 479 8212, or dial 8212 direct if using an Arana phone
After Hours Service

After Hours Doctors (7 days, 8am - 11pm)
95 Hanover Street
Tel 64 3 479 2900


In case of severe illness or accident, residents are encourage to ring (1)111 for ambulance services. There are notices regarding urgent medical care near all College telephones, please familiarise yourself with these early on in the year.


All Carrington residents are strongly advised to check on all the necessary immunisations against infectious diseases before arrival. Remember living in a community requires common sense and an awareness of the health issues that can arise from living in this environment.