Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life has the overall mandate of creating a vibrant campus life for students in order for them to have a meaningful student experience. The Division operates with three directorates below:

Directorate of Campus Life

The mandate of this directorate is to provide comprehensive Primary health care services; that is preventative care, curative care, health promotion and education services to all BIUST student community.

Directorate of Student Services

The mandate of this directorate is to offer student a vibrant student experience with exceptional home away from home environment. It comprises of student campus housing read more
and student life initiatives which takes into account student  clubs and societies, sports and recreation, campus events and welfare, advocacy and governance for students.

Students Health Our Responsibility

BIUST Health services mandate is to provide student centered Primary health care services; that is preventative care, curative care, health promotion and health education services to all BIUST student community.

About Health Services

For preventative purposes health services in conjunction with health and well-being office, and Counselling provides information, to reduce:

  • Infectious and communicable diseases;
  • Unintended pregnancies;
  • Tobacco use;
  • Alcohol use, especially among minors;
  • Other substance abuse;
  • Avoidable injuries;
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; and
  • To promote fitness, nutrition and weight control, immunization and routine health maintenance evaluations.

Confidentiality

The provision of quality health care requires a doctor/nurse-patient relationship of trust and confidentiality. Consistent with our commitment to quality care, we are mandated to protect patient privacy. read more

It is necessary for us to collect personal information from students and sometimes others associated with their health care in order to attend to their health needs and for associated administrative purposes. We treat all information as confidential.

Our Health Services

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life has the overall mandate of creating a vibrant campus life for students in order for them to have a meaningful student experience.

Clinical Consultations

With either nurse or medical practitioners in a confidential, holistic Primary health care setting. All staff members are qualified, accredited practitioners with a valid license to practice.

Dispensary

Essential medications are dispensed by a nurse for free to students presenting with a valid student identity card. Specialized medication will require a prescription from a Medical Practitioner read more

and the student will have to get these at Palapye Primary Hospital or purchase them at local pharmacies.
Sexual & Reproductive Health

This is Family Planning: different contraceptive methods, provision of emergency contraception (EC), Ante Natal Care (ANC) and Post Natal Care (PNC) for mothers only.read more

Management of Sexually transmitted diseases (STI), Pap smear/cervical cancer screening, and Breast examination.

Psychological Support

Anxiety, depression, relationship and sexuality issues read more

when necessary can be referred to our Counselling Services.

Managed Medical Conditions

Asthma, diabetes, hypertension, tuberculosis, epilepsy, depression etc.

Referrals

To physiotherapists, dentists, X-rays, ultrasound scan, read more

tertiary hospitals, private hospitals and specialists. International students would be expected to pay when referred to government facilities, those who are Botswana government sponsored will need to produce the service access card. Students with Medical Aid cover may be given an option to be referred to a private practitioner.

Other Services

Minor surgical procedures, Direct Observation Treatment (DOT) ATT, Vaccine Collection of specimens Medical examinations

Clinic Operation Times

The clinic is available on BIUST campus, near the cafeteria and sports hall. All health services are available for free for all registered BIUST students, presenting with a valid student ID card.  

  • Weekdays 08.00 to 16.30
  • After Hours and Weekends contact +26773154388 or +26773154389 ambulance +26773154189

Contact Details

Doctor’s Room                      

+267 493-1690

Manager Health Services      

+267 493-1683

Head Nurse   

+267 493-1685/ +276 73154388

Nurse                         

+267493-1690/ +26773154389

HCA                                        

+267 493-1721

Ambulance Driver     

+26773154189

Clinic Reception        

+267 493-1722

For any communications, bookings, inquiries contact us at: health@biust.ac.bw