Health & Wellbeing
Tai Poutini Polytechnic has a support network of people who are ready to listen, understand and help. There are many things that can impact your wellbeing and affect your study such as academic stress, mental health, physical health, alcohol and drugs. If something is affecting you, or one of your peers, please seek help. You can begin by talking to student support staff. Our staff are experienced at providing advice and guidance on a range of issues. If they can’t help you directly, they can put you in touch with someone who can.
Tai Poutini Polytechnic offers a discount for our students at Medical Centres West Coast wide and in Wānaka to ensure medical visits are accessible. Please show your student ID card when you visit your medical centre to access the discount. For cheaper prescriptions apply with Work and Income for a Community Services Card.
Wanaka: Aspiring Medical Centre, 23 Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka, Telephone 03 443 0725
You can access 24 hour, free, health advice on 0800 611 116 – Healthline. Your call will be answered by a registered nurse who you can talk with in confidence about any health issues you may be worried about. The nurse will ask you some questions, then offer you advice on what to do next.
West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO)
If you are enrolled at a West Coast Medical Centre and you are under 25 you will have access to FREE contraception through your medical centre and pharmacy. If you are over 25, you can talk with your GP practice.