The Health Clinic is available for all students at St Paul’s Collegiate School and is open between 7:15am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. A seven-day after hours service is provided for boarder students. There is a sickbay attached to the clinic with eight beds for male students and a separate area with four beds for female students.
The Health Clinic is staffed by a doctor, registered nurse, physiotherapist and a first aider who all have experience working with young people.
At the beginning of each year all new students are shown the Health Clinic as part of the orientation programme. All new boarders are invited to the Health Clinic for an informal get together and dinner. This is to ensure that they feel comfortable about the sickbay surroundings.
Hours and appointments
- Drop-in clinic – A local doctor holds a drop-in clinic between 7:40am and 8:00am, Monday to Friday. A nurse works on-site Monday to Friday while a qualified first aider works on-site on the weekend.
- Physiotherapist – A local registered physiotherapist is available (by appointment only) each Tuesday and Thursday morning.
The Health Clinic staff work in close liaison with housemasters and matrons. In addition, they have close links with Anglesea Clinic and Radius Medical Davies Corner Accident and Emergency for any after hours emergencies that may occur. Health Clinic staff will notify parents of any such emergencies.
Other liaisons are with Five Cross Roads Pharmacy and Davies Corner Pharmacy and public health nurses and district nurses from the Waikato District Health Board.
Medical information and treatment consent
A student’s medical history is invaluable in treating them correctly and ensures that appropriate treatment is provided. A completed and signed medical history and consent form is an essential part of a student’s enrolment at St Paul’s.
All Year 10 students have routine eye checks conducted by vision technicians from Waikato District Health Board. Parents of students with identified vision impairments are contacted for follow-up appoinments and appropriate treatment.
Each year, the flu vaccine is made available to all students and staff. Vaccinators from Hamilton East Medical Centre visit St Paul’s and administer the vaccination to those who have a consent form. Students under 16 years-of-age must have their forms signed by a parent or guardian.
The New Zealand Blood Service Mobile Blood Unit visits St Paul’s to enable students and staff to become blood donors. This is a voluntary activity and donors must be over 16 years-of-age and in good health at the time of their blood donation.