Campus Clinic keeping us healthy!

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February 9, 2016 by Student 24/7 Blog

The Campus Clinic of the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) has been quite busy since the start of the new academic year.  The clinic offers professional and confidential health care services to the students, staff and contractors. In short: an essential service to a community that is dependent on good health to achieve in the classroom or to deliver those services that is important to the enhancement of the quality of the learning experience.

The clinic is a unit within the Directorate Student Counselling and Development and offers basic health care, HIV/Aids testing and counselling services, as well as events to promote general good health and lifestyle practices.  Other services includes:  Emergency care, smaller surgical procedures and counselling.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is a medical doctor available on referral and on Tuesday mornings members of the campus community can see a local optometrist – at a reduced rate.

A very full calendar has already been drafted for the coming year, by which the clinic will aim to put basic health and healthy living on the social agenda.  Students and staff of the Vaal Triangle campus are invited to make use of these opportunities:

Date Activity
18 February Blood donation awareness
15-19 February STI/condom week & pregnancy awareness
8-11 March TB Awareness Re- pulmonary tuberculosis
9 March Campus Wellness Day
10 March Blood drive
1 March – 3 April Flu vaccine
14 April Blood drive
6 May International Nurses day
25 May International candle light memorial
8 June Medical circumcisions for male students
21 July Cancer awareness for male staff 50 years and older
8 August Leukaemia awareness day
18 August Blood drive
7 September Campus Wellness day
15 September Blood drive
7 October Run up to AIDS day
19 October Breast cancer awareness day:  Staff
20 October Blood drive

(to be announced)

Diabetes awareness

Enquiries may be directed to Julia on (016) 910 3163.  This clinic is open on weekdays from 08:30 to 16:30.

Written by: Hanlie Smuts (Marketing and Communication)

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