We have a dedicated Health Centre staffed by four fully trained nurses. The aim of the service provided is to enhance and maintain the health and wellbeing of pupils through an holistic approach. First Aid care is provided for the whole school community.
The Health Centre is open each weekday from 9.00am to 6.00pm and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Saturdays. Doctors from Odiham Health Centre hold clinics at the College twice a week. Dr R Assadourian: Male GP & College Medical Officer (Thursday Clinic) and Dr Shand: Female GP (Monday Clinic).
Services available at or via the Health Centre
- Medicals for pupils
- Asthma Clinics
- Allergy Clinics
- Travel Health Clinics
- Immunisation and Vaccination Clinic
- Physiotherapy Services
- Counselling Services
- Dietitian Services
All boarders are automatically registered with the College Medical Officer as this allows for continuity of care. When pupils are away from the College, they are still able to see their family GP as a temporary patient.
In the event of illness, boarders are cared for in-house by the house matron in consultation with the nurse on duty. Wherever possible this will be in the pupil’s own bed unless the doctor/nurse feels that it is in the interest of the pupil or others for them to be resident in the house sick bay. In the case of day pupils, parents are contacted and asked to collect them if this is appropriate.
Any pupil or parent may request to see or speak to the doctor in complete confidence at any time. However, day pupils are generally only seen by the college medical officer in an emergency situation.
All our nursing staff are trained in basic counselling skills and offer a listening ear.
We advise that dental treatment and eye care continues with the pupil’s present practitioner.
Medical Cover for Pupils from Non EU Countries
Non EU pupils are strongly advised to obtain private medical insurance cover, as they may not be covered immediately for all treatment under the NHS.