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Free flu vaccinations for students

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - Mezzanine floor in the Link
A limited number of free flu vaccinations are available on 7 July.

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Changes to appointment reminders

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:55pm

Student Health is currently not sending text reminders for appointments

Please ensure you take note of your appointment date and time.

A $20 Did Not Arrive (DNA) fee is charged for anyone that doesn't arrive for their appointment. Please call us if you need to cancel or can't make it 0800 479 821

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Useful information about Covid-19

Thursday, 11 June 2020 1:40pm

Information about where to get Covid-19 swabs, contact tracing, medication and online bookings via Health365 patient portal

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Services available during COVID–19 Alert Level 1

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 3:45pm

Student Health will be providing a full range of primary health care services and advice in-person and via telehealth to all Otago students.

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Health Declaration for Special Consideration in Final Exams

Friday, 22 May 2020 3:41pm

Information about the process for Health Declaration for Special Consideration in Final Exams.

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Flu vaccinations

Thursday, 21 May 2020 9:59am

This year the University of Otago will be providing free flu vaccinations for all students, including international students.

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Telehealth Information

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 9:51am

Telehealth involves the use of information and communication technologies to deliver healthcare when patients and care providers are not in the same physical location. With the help of digital technology we can continue to deliver healthcare while keeping you safe from Covid-19 and ensure you keep others safe from it too.

Telehealth Providers at Student Health include: General Practitioners, Nurses & Mental Health Practitioners.

Options used by Student Health staff to provide Telehealth:

  • Telephone Consults/Prescriptions.
  • Live two way Video Calls via Zoom / Skype
  • Medical Records are available to staff if you are already a patient at Student Health.

Fees
For Telephone/Video Consultation and Telephone Prescriptions apply. Student Health will email you an invoice which can be paid online.

*Please note there are limitations with Telehealth consultations for example not being able to carry out a complete physical examination. As with all digital technology there can be rare security risks. If a Practitioner deems a Face to Face Consultation is required for further examination, they will advise you accordingly and make appropriate arrangements.

*If you are concerned with the Telehealth consultation at any stage, please inform the Practitioner who will make other arrangements accordingly.

How should I prepare for my Telehealth consult?

(This information has been obtained from the Health Navigator website. Please check this link for further information on Telehealth: https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/t/telehealth-what-is-it/)

  1. If you are having a scheduled appointment you are likely to be sent a link by email (sometimes by text). You will need to click on this link. Take care that the link is the one you were expecting from your healthcare professional.
  2. Make sure you are in a comfortable and private place.
  3. It's best if you have a hands-free device. If you have a smart phone, find a way to prop it up so that you can move about.
  4. Make sure that you have tested out your audio. You may need to have a set of earphones to hear well.
  5. You may want to have a family/whānau member or friend with you. That’s fine – just tell the health professional when you join that they are there.
  6. Write a list of what you want to talk about and have a pen and paper handy to write anything down if you need to.
  7. Have all of your medicines with you, either in a list or in the packaging.
  8. Make sure that there is no one else streaming information from linked-in devices while you are having your consult, eg, if someone is watching a video on the wi-fi network you are using, your video may be poor quality.
Student Health Management Team
21/04/2020