Health & Wellness at Waiariki

Health Centre

Our occupational health nurse provides a range of services at Mokoia Campus that are free and confidential, including health screening (i.e., blood pressure, weight, hearing, blood sugar tests), health monitoring and support for medical conditions (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, etc.), sexual health services, treatment for injuries and wounds, and smoking cessation assistance.

Contact the Health Centre on Mokoia Campus for assistance. Students on campuses in Taupo, Tokoroa and Whakatane, contact the receptionist for assistance.

Who are we?

  • Carole Morgan, Occupational Health Nurse
  • Lynn Hanson, Health Centre Administrator/Disabilities Coordinator
  • Annette Twyman, Student Counsellor - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-2pm
  • Dr Sarah Dalziel, Visiting Campus Doctor - Wednesdays, 9-11am

What free and confidential services do we provide?

  • Treatment and advice for injuries including wound care
  • No surcharge for ACC visits
  • Disability support services for any student with a disability. Support can include mobility (ensuring easy access around campus), technical support (digital recorders, software), note taker/reader writer for assessments, learning support referral
  • Assessment and support for minor illness
  • Health screening including:
    • blood pressure monitoring
    • weight, hearing, vision and blood sugar tests
  • Sexual health services including:
    • contraception
    • emergency contraception pill (ECP)
    • pregnancy tests
    • STI screening
    • cervical screening
    • free condoms
    • free hearing clinic (with Hearing Therapist)
  • Health monitoring and support for medical disabilities (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, etc.)
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Regular doctor clinics held, see the occupational health nurse for an appointment
  • Counselling services.  Home, work and study can create real challenges, but talking it over can help turn big hurdles into manageable steps. Don't wait until problems get on top of you, make an appointment to see our counsellor.

Who can use the Waiariki health services?

  • All students can access health and disability services
  • All students can see our campus doctor, note, the Health Centre can directly claim medical insurance for International students
  • Free counselling service available to all students

What else do I need to know?

  • It is recommended that students and staff new to Rotorua register with a local doctor
  • Students studying forestry, agriculture, horticulture and automotive engineering need to be up to date with adult tetanus vaccinations
  • Students under 18 years need to register with a dentist for free dental care

Smokefree in 2014

Waiariki wishes to promote an environment that is safe and healthy for all students, staff and visitors, and protect the right of everyone to breathe in clean air. In order to support the New Zealand government’s goal to become a smokefree country by 2025, all Waiariki campuses proudly become smokefree on World Smokefree Day on May 31, 2014.

Waiariki’s Health Centre is available to provide free support for students and staff who wish to quit smoking at any time.
For more information see the Smokefree information website

Waiariki Health Centre Contact Details

Page last updated: 17 Nov 2014