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Health Care Centre

The Health Care Centre is the building on the left, near the top of Rhodes Avenue, the steep road that goes up the hill past Hobson and CPU.

Nursing staff in the Health Care Centre are on duty throughout term time to provide a professional and caring service to students at Rhodes. The Health Care Centre is run by five qualified nursing sisters who provide the services listed below. Students are welcome to discuss their problems and these discussions are confidential.

While there is a sister on duty or on call 24 hours a day, PLEASE NOTE that the Health Care Centre is not a substitute for a casualty room at a hospital.

For students on medical aid, all emergencies will be referred to Settler’s Hospital via the Netcare ambulance and we will organise that the doctor meets the client there. Appointments can also be made for the students to see the doctor at the surgery.

The student is responsible for the medical practitioner’s
charges and for the cost of prescribed medicines from
local pharmacies.

A doctor is available to see students every second weekday and the charge is R180,00 per visit from the student account., An appointment will be secured with the doctor via the Health Care Centre staff or Counselling Centre. The admissions at the HCC is free for ALL students, not only RES students but also for OPPIDANS

There are 10 beds for in-patients suffering from infectious diseases or ailments such as flu, tonsillitis, gastroenteritis and for those recovering after surgical procedures.

It is also a haven for those suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. This in-patient facility is available free to students in residence and at a nominal fee to Oppidans.

Opening Hours

In term time: Please make an appointment by calling
(046) 603 8523 or email: healthcarecentre@ru.ac.za

Monday – Friday
08:00 – 13:00
14:00 – 17:00

Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays
08:00 – 13:00

During University vacations:
Monday – Friday
09:30 – 12:30

After-hours: A Sister is available 24 hours for emergencies: just ring the doorbell or call 082 8011 409.

Last Modified :Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:33:26 SAST