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Mumps update – 2 April 2020

Thursday, 2 April 2020 4:26pm

Mumps is a contagious viral infection, spread by direct contact with saliva, respiratory droplets, or fomites ( eg clothing) from an infected person.

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Student Health COVID-19 update 31/03/2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 6:29pm

Student Health Services on our Dunedin campus is open and providing virtual consultations (including mental health and well-being consults) for all students no matter where you are living in NZ. Face-to-face consults will be considered on a case-by-case basis but will not be the norm. Freephone 0800 479 821.

Find out more on the information for students page of the main University Coronavirus update.

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Support person during COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:49am

Due to social distancing advice from the Ministry of Health. We ask that you only bring in ONE support person with you to any appointments at Student Health

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Check Medication

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 1:59pm

We understand there will be concern about the supply of medication should there be community spread of COVID-19. There is no information at this point to suggest that there will be any shortage of the supply of prescription medication.

We recommend that if you are taking a regular medication by prescription, that you make sure you always have at least a 2 week supply. We ask that you ensure there is adequate time to arrange to have a repeat prescription done, so that you do not risk running out of your medication. Please check your medication requirements.

We will be managing routine prescription requests via our Student Health email so please email through your prescription request with your Name, Student ID number and DOB to student-health@otago.ac.nz

If your prescription is urgent then please still call our reception team on 0800 479 821

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Changes to appointment bookings

Friday, 13 March 2020 11:56am

No booking availability via Health365

Due to an increase in respiratory like illness and the need for screening questions relating to COVID-19 we have made the decision to turn off booking appointments via our patient portal Health365. If you have a respiratory illness please call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for health advice 24/7. If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, have recently been travelling overseas or have been in contact with someone confirmed of having COVID-19 then please call the dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453.

You can still call our reception team on 0800 479 821 to make an appointment

Temporary unavailable routine services

Due to current demands of clinical care we are unable to take bookings for routine IUD/Mirena fittings or Jadelle fittings or pre fitting appointments.

We do still offer nurse and GP appointments for other forms of contraception as well as emergency contraception (including emergency IUD fitting)

We are also unable to take any bookings for non placement based travel appointments - For more information about where to access travel appointments please see the Travel Clinic section of our website

We apologise for this inconvenience.

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Information about Health Sciences screening

Monday, 6 January 2020 2:31pm

Information and frequently asked questions about Health Sciences screening for professional courses