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Medical Services

Services

A variety of services are offered for health issues, including:

  • Clinical consultations: With either a clinical nurse practitioner or medical practitioner in a confidential, holistic primary healthcare setting. All staff members are qualified, accredited practitioners with a licence to dispense medication.
  • COVID-19 Consultations: Online only with advice and referral as required. 
  • Pharmacy: Essential medication is sold at cost price. Specialised or chronic medicines will require a prescription from a Medical Practitioner. The student will have to purchase this at a local pharmacy or be referred to the nearest Commnunity Clinic.
  • HIV/AIDS: Pre- and post-test voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is offered free to all students. 
  • Reproductive health - Men and Woman's Health: Sexually transmitted diseases (STI), pregnancy, contraception, Pap smear, emergency contraception (EC).
  • Mental Health: Rerrals to the SWS Psychiatrist only by SWS Health Professional.
  • Managed medical conditions: asthma, diabetes, hypertension, HIV, tuberculosis, epilepsy , depression.
  • Extra-time assessments
  • Deferred exams
  • Accident insurance/sports injury: Limited insurance to cover accidental injury.
  • Psychological support: Anxiety, depression, relationship and sexuality issues - when necessary can be referred to our Counselling Services.
  • Referrals to alternative resources: physiotherapists, dentists, X-rays, secondary and tertiary hospitals, private hospitals and specialists.
  • Travel advice:Travel advice including Malaria prophylaxis and prevention.
  • Minor surgical procedures: Suturing, incision and drainage of abscesses, removal of splinters.

Confidentiality All medical consultations are strictly confidential, and will not be divulged to any other party outside of the Student Wellness Service, with the following exceptions:

  • when you provide written consent
  • when your life or safety or that of someone else is threatened
  • when information is subpoenaed by a court of law
  • when required for the purpose of case management within the Student Wellness Service