Health over the Holidays

By Claire Neilson, Public Health Nurse | Posted: Wednesday November 8, 2017

Happy holidays to all students. This should be a carefree happy time but if you have any health concerns, try talking to your parents first. Your Doctor has free appointments for contraception/sexual health. You could also talk to your Pharmacist. Youth Health in Timaru at 18 Woollcombe Street is a free service for youth 12-24 years of age, no appointment needed and is open every Tuesday from 2.00pm - 4.30pm except the Christmas/New Year holidays. 

Arowhenua Whanau Service on King Street is another option. This is also a free and but you do need to phone for an appointment. Family Planning in Timaru or Ashburton and Sexual Health at Timaru Hospital are good options for some also.