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 or for information on regional community support service.
Additionally contact Healthline to speak to a registered nurse. They are available 24 hours and provide free and confidential advice and support. Call them for free on 0800 611 116.
Who are we?
- Carole Morgan, Occupational Health Nurse
- Lynn Hanson, Health Centre Administrator/Disabilities Coordinator
- Annette Twyman, Student Counsellor - Monday and Thursday, 11am-2pm
- Dr Sarah Dalziel, Visiting Campus Doctor - Wednesdays, 9-11.30am
- Dr Sally Hoskins, Visiting Campus Doctor – Monday, 8.30-10.30am
What free and confidential services do we provide?
Occupational health nurse
- Treatment and advice for injuries including wound care. No surcharge for ACC visits.
- First aid
- Assessment and support for minor illness
- Health screening including:
- blood pressure monitoring
- weight, hearing, vision and blood sugar tests
- Sexual health services including:
- 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, see the occupational health nurse for an appointment
- Monthly hearing therapist clinics
Disability support services
- Support services available to any student with a disability/impairment
- Mobility support, ensuring easy access around campus
- Technical support, digital recorders, software
- Note taker/reader writer services for assessments
- Learning support referral
- Pre-enrolment support meeting
- 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.
- Regional centres have free counselling services for students, contact your campus administrator for contact details.
- Counselling services provided for regional students, see campus administrator for contact details.
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 http://smokefree.org.nz/
Waiariki Health Centre Contact Details
- Location:M Block, Mokoia Campus
- Contact:Health Centre Staff
- Phone:07 346 8883
- Phone:0800 924 274, ext. 8883
- Hours:Monday–Friday, 8.30am – 4pm (reduced hours during term breaks)
- Map:Mokoia Campus Map (1.7 MB updated 19-Feb-2015)
- More information:Students on campuses in Taupo, Tokoroa and Whakatane, contact the receptionist.
Disability Support Services
Page last updated: 08 Apr 2015