Health Centre

WHAT WE DO

The Health Centre at Birkenhead College provides excellent support and administers first aid and immediate care to students and staff who become unwell or are injured at school. 

  1. Students are offered a first aid assessment, first aid treatment and sent back to class when recovered, or sent home as necessary. 
  2. If you have given consent on your child’s enrolment form, Panadol may be offered for headaches or other pain. 
  3. We contact a students’ caregiver or emergency contact if and when necessary. 
  4. In case of an emergency we would call 111 and then make contact with a parent or caregiver.

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

Students who need to take medication at school (long or short term) may bring their medication into the Health Centre. It will be stored in our locked cabinet and administered according to the directions on the label. Students should NOT carry medication in their school bags, unless they have consulted with our School First Aider. Please feel free to contact the Health Centre with any queries regarding medications. 


HEALTH CENTRE

Hours: 8:30am – 3:15pm  

Phone: 09 483-9039 extn 836 

Email: [email protected]

Location: Administration Block - entry via Reception

HEALTH CENTRE STAFF

School First Aider –  Mrs Kellie Hurring

Physiotherapist – Miss Saskia Alexander, PhysioAction​​​​​​​

Waitemata District Health Board –We have a Public Health nurse on site every Wednesday from 1pm. They can help with prescribing some antibiotics, contraception, skin and ear infections, conjunctivitis, asthma and eczema, hearing and vision, referring to health and social services and family violence.

Booking should be made through Mrs Hurring or one of the deans.