Campus Clinic champions good health
The Health Centre of the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) is set to make changes to further accentuate the quality of service realm.
One of the changes made, to the soon to be expanded Health Centre, is the increased consultancy fee for staff members. A consultation for staff members now amounts to R40. The increase in consultation fees is triggered by an increase in the price of chronic medications, which the Health Centre procures to treat regular patients.
According to Ms Elizabeth Mulumba, Primary Health Care practitioner, the decision to increase the fees was influenced by economic factors which had a negative impact on the price of medication. The consultation fee for students remains unchanged with each student paying R5 per session – while counselling, HIV testing and contraceptives will be rendered for free. The procedure regarding the payment of consultations are also not affected and patients in need of medical services first have to pay R5 (student) or R40 (staff member) at the cashiers in Building 24 and produce the slip – as prove of payment, at the Health Centre.
The Health Centre will continue rendering services to those who seek medical attention during its renovation period. The Health Centre offers primary health care services such as the diagnosis & treatment of minor ailments, emergency care, immunization programmes, reproductive health programmes including: pregnancy tests, family planning & counselling, breast examinations & pap smears.
In addition to the service rendered – HIV/AIDS & STI testing, counselling, substance abuse and support to victims of sexual offences still forms part of the health care service realm.
The Health Care Centre hours will also remain unaffected – with the daily schedule of service hours starting from 08:00 – 16:30 from Monday to Friday and uninterrupted lunch from 13:00 to 14:00 daily.
The Health Centre is currently situated in Building 25 room G02.
The Primary Health Care Clinician, Ms Elizabeth Mulumba, addresses groups of students as well as individuals and is a valuable source of information. Staff members can also book consultations at the clinic
The Health Centre of the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) offers students and staff a wide variety of medical related services.
Published by Jeremy Mooi on 02 June 2010.