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Our campus student health centres provide a wide range of medical services, including doctor and nurse consultations, health advice, lab tests, referrals and injury management.

Health centre services

Campus student health centres

Massey's Student Health and Counselling Centre services are available to all students. Each campus health centre provides a range of services from doctor (GP) consultations, to arranging lab tests and injury management. We have skilled practice nurses who can give you health advice, and provide some medical care.

Our campus clinics are open Monday to Friday during working hours. They're closed on public holidays, between Christmas and New Year, and the Tuesday after Easter Monday.

If you need an appointment on an evening, weekend or public holiday, you will need to contact your local after-hours healthcare provider.

Find contact details for after-hours health centres close to each campus

International and distance students

If you are learning by distance, you can still contact the health centre at the campus closest to you for an appointment. You can discuss your best option with staff.

If you are an international student, currently enrolled at Massey and living in New Zealand, you may also use these services. However, you must have medical insurance.

Services offered

As each campus health centre receives funding from a different regional Primary Health Organisation (PHO), the types of services they can offer may differ. If you need a consultation for anything other than general health, our staff can tell you if we offer the service you want.

General health services offered include:

  • advice on diet and exercise
  • blood pressure checks
  • child health and vaccinations
  • consultations for all health problems
  • contraceptive advice and emergency contraception
  • cervical smears and sexual health
  • first aid
  • hearing, eye and skin testing
  • health information and advice
  • immigration and insurance medical examinations
  • laboratory tests, including blood tests
  • minor surgery
  • pregnancy tests
  • referral to specialists
  • repeat prescriptions
  • special medical examinations
  • travel medicine and immunisation advice
  • treatment with liquid nitrogen for warts and other lesions
  • vaccinations
  • wellness and health checks.

Referrals

If you require a specialist appointment or x-rays, for instance, we will send a referral to another service. If you have not heard from them after one month, please let us know so our staff can follow it up. Once you have had the appointment or test, results will be available in 10 to 14 days. 

Lab tests and results

You can get your lab test results from a practice nurse by calling your health centre. (Unfortunately, it is not possible for staff to contact you with these results so you must ask for them by phoning the health centre.) 

Some tests will require a follow up appointment. Other results, such as for HIV blood tests, must be given in person, so you will need to make an appointment with the nurse to get your results. 

Wellington test results online

If you are enrolled with the health centre on Wellington campus, you will be able to access your lab results via Manage My Health website.

Lab test types and timeframes for test results

Timeframes for results vary. Estimated timeframes are given in the table.

Type of lab test Results available
Bacterial swab 2 to 3 days
Blood and urine 2 to 3 days
Cervical smear 7 days
Faeces 2 to 3 days
Fertility (semen) 2 days
Histology 5 days
Mammograms 2 weeks
Skin scraping 3 to 4 weeks
Viral swabs 5 days
X-ray and ultrasound 2 days

Health and counselling centres

Manawatū campus Student Health and Counselling Centre (Palmerston North)

Hours

8.30am to 5pm weekdays.

Location

The health and counselling centre is located on level one of the Registry Building, Tiritea Road, Palmerston North.

Auckland campus Student Health and Counselling Centre

Hours

8.30am to 5pm weekdays.

Location

The health and counselling centre is located on level two of Student Central.

Wellington campus Student Health and Counselling Centre

Hours

8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays.

Location

The health and counselling centre is located on the third floor of the Student Services Building.

Healthcare for distance learners

Location

Contact the campus health and counselling centre nearest you.

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