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Centre for Student Counselling and Development / Campus Health Services

Stellenbosch University provides an efficient and comprehensive health service to students. The Tygerberg Campus Health Services are situated at the Student Centre in relative privacy on the 2nd floor of the building. The service consists of a nurse practitioner, physicians and clinical psychologist. An arrangement exists for referral to the Faculty's Division of Physiotherapy at set tariffs.

All students can be seen free of charge by the nursing sister for primary health care services, mainly consisting of diagnosing and treating medical conditions, family planning, immunisation, needle prick injuries, travel requirements, and HIV testing and counselling.

When required, patients are referred to the doctor who is present for 2 hours every day. Patients seen at the dispensing practice by the doctor are billed at the tariffs set by the Board of Health Care Funders. Students are not discouraged from using the services if funding is not available.

The Centre for Student Counselling and Development offers free and confidential support services to students at Tygerberg Campus. Clinical as well as educational psychologists assists students with academic as well as emotional support. The services include individual and group therapy sessions; social work services and a variety of works sessions. 

Students can call the CSCD at 021 938 9590 during office hours; report to the Tygerberg Student Centre, 2nd Floor, Room 3035 or email

In case of serious crises call the 24 Hour Crisis Service at 082 557 0880.

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