All of us occasionally feel a little under the weather, whether from that horrible flu virus, an upset tummy, or a more serious medical emergency catches you off-guard on campus. You as well as your parents can rest assured knowing that each of the three NWU campuses has its own health centre, ensuring that you will be fit as a fiddle – and well enough to focus on student life – in no time.
All types of health issues – from physical to psychological, from acute to chronic – are treated by a dedicated team of multidisciplinary experts. Consultation appointments can be made by phone, though, walk-in patients are also welcomed.
All students are offered the following free services:
- Providing birth control and prenatal services, as prescribed and provided by the Department of Health
- Voluntary counselling and testing of HIV/Aids (VCT)
- Health guidance, promotion, and education
- Emergency care
- Community Services
- Career Healthcare
- Screening – blood pressure, blood sugar, pregnancy test, weighing
Students with, as well as students without medical aid are welcome to use the services provided by our health centres. Consultations are offered at a minimum fee.
Located in Jooste Street (Building E16), the Health Centre is open from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:00. For appointments, further information, or any queries, please place calls to 018 299 4345. In case of a medical emergency on campus, emergency services can be activated by contacting Protection Services at 018 299 2211.
Opening hours are from 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 on week days. Contact the Health Centre, located in Building A6, at 018 389 2495. Protection Services will transport students with medical issues outside of these hours to public health institutions; contact them at 018 389 2331.
Vaal Triangle Campus:
The Health Centre, situated in Building 25, is open on week days from 08:30 to 16:00. In case of medical emergencies outside of these hours, campus Protection Services can be contacted at 016 910 3339.