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Campus Health and Wellness Centre

The Campus Health & Wellness Centre (CHWC) offers a wide variety of health services to Wits students and staff members. The services are convenient, accessible, caring and cost-effective.

The CHWC is a registered professional medical practice. All its patients' records are therefore confidential. Information regarding a patient will only be released with the written permission from the patient if court-ordered or in the case of threatening illness.

 

Covid-19 Response

Protective Measures - Covid-19
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed of the latest COVID-19 developments
Protect Your Mental Health - Covid-19
How to stay mentally healthy during the lockdown?

Caring for the mind is as important as caring for your body. Mental health begins with finding balance by looking after your physical, social, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

Practical things to do while on lockdown
  • Develop a routine
  • Plan activities that you can do individually or with your family e.g. house chores
  • Eat healthily
  • Drink water
  • Meditate
  • Exercise or do yoga indoors or in your yard
  • Watch inspiring movies
  • Play indoor games with your family
  • Listen to inspiring music and motivational speakers
  • If you are religious spend time praying and reading your bible/Koran etc.
  1. Stay in touch with your family, friends, and colleagues via social media, especially people who suffer from anxiety and other mental health problems.
  2. While busy doing the above it is important to remember to take your medication as prescribed.
  3. Remember to practice your breathing exercises.
  4. Practice mindfulness (being in the moment, i.e. enjoying everything you do by paying full attention to every single detail) e.g. when eating food, pay attention to the colour of your food, chewing slowly and focusing on the taste - salty, sweet or sour.
  5. Remember to challenge your negative thoughts. Know that you are not alone, people are just a call away and keep yourself updated by watching the news.
  6. Also, it's ok to feel uncertain, frustrated or worried but stay positive and remember this situation is not permanent. 
COVID-19 HELPLINE

PHC enquiries: 0743077259/0824832251

Mental health enquiries: 0766093924

NICD Helpline: 0800 029 999

DOH Coronavirus support (WhatsApp): 0600123456

The CHWC is a registered professional medical practice. All its patients' records are therefore confidential. Information regarding a patient will only be released with the written permission from the patient, if court-ordered or in the case of threatening illness.

Vision

To be among the top health care service providers in the higher education sector nationally and globally.

Mission Statement

  • To continuously strive for excellence in the delivery of quality health care service to the Wits community to promote holistic student development, wellness, and student success, and to enhance the Wits experience.

Contact us

Tel: 011 717 9111 / 9113

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