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Health, counselling & safety


Student Affairs: Student Wellness Service

Health services: Emergency/alternative resources

Toll free numbers to call when you are in distress
  • SADAG UCT Student Careline: 0800 24 25 26 free from a Telkom line or SMS 31393 for a call-me-back. This line offers 24/7 telephonic counselling, advice, referral facilities and general support to students facing any mental health challenges or contemplating suicide. The line is available to offer support and advice to anyone who is concerned about a student who might be in distress. The line is able to advise and refer callers to both internal UCT resources and external (NGO, public and private) mental health resources.
  • Please make use of the SADAG UCT Student Careline if you are placed on a waiting list by reception at the Student Wellness Service or if you require emotional support while waiting for an appointment. The SADAG website contains useful information about mental health issues as well as details of their national helplines.

Psychiatric Emergencies in Residences or on Campus

Ambulances

State: 10177

Private (UCT - contracted): ER24 084124

24-hour Emergency Units

Not Private (State)

Groote Schuur Hospital
Main Road, Observatory
Tel: 021 404-4112/4473

Private

  1. Claremont Hospital Emergency Unit
    Medical Centre, Main Rd, Claremont
    Tel: 021 670 4333
  2. Vincent Pallotti Hospital
    Alexandra Rd, Pinelands
    Tel: 021 506 4000
  3. Rondebosch Medical Centre (opposite Red Cross Childrens Hospital)
    Emergency Unit
    Tel: 021 685 8706

Sexual Assault

DISCHO
Tel: Rashieda 021 650 3530 or 072 393 7824
Campus Protection Services
Tel: 021 650 2222
Follow the UCT SWS Protocol

Pharmacies

  1. Webb & Savoy
    34 Cnr Main & Durban Rds , Mowbray
    Tel: 021 689 8923
    Mon - Sat: 08h00 - 22h00; Sun: 09h00 - 22h00
  2. Rustenburg
    Fountain Centre , Main Road, Rondebosch
    Tel: 021 685 5998
    Mon - Sat: 08h30 - 22h00; Sun: 09h00 - 21h00
  3. Clicks pharmacy
    Riverside Centre
    Tel: 685 0670/1

Poisons unit

  1. Red Cross Hospital Tel: 021 689 5227 or 021 658 5308
  2. Tygerberg Hospital Tel: 021 031 6129 or 021 938 6235

Reproductive health

The Marie Stopes Clinic
Tel: freecall 0800 11 77 85

Emergency contraception

(The "morning after pill")
Available at pharmacies, emergency units or freecall 0800 117785

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