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Student Medical Clinic

There's a good chance that at some point during your academic career, you may not feel well. Whether it's a common cold, the flu or even if you need some medical advice, USP Alafua has a dedicated Health and Counseling Team to help you feel much better and succeed in your academic career.

Medical Team

  • Dr Toga Potoi, FRACS, D AvMed (Otago) ENT Specialist
  • Dr Silaulelei Asaua, MBBS, DIp Obs, MHIM (Uni Sydney), GP

Who is eligible?

Only USP full-time overseas students who have paid an annual health services fee are entitled to be seen by the Medical Team and receive treatment. If specialised medical treatment is required, the doctors will refer you to the hospital. The doctors will also provide you with a medical certificate if they feel you are unwell to attend your classes.

Please note the following:

  • The non-student spouse and family are NOT covered.
  • Dental and optical treatments are NOT covered.
  • Treatment and hospitalization at a private hospital is NOT covered.

Location and Opening Hours:

The Medical Clinic is situated in the Student Village close to the female quarters. It is open Monday to Friday from 10am 1.00pm during the semester and from 12pm - 1:00pm during the semester break. 

Outside of this hour, students can either approach their Resident Assistants, or the Student Welfare Officer for assistance. The Security Officers are also on hand to assist in emergency cases.

The Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, a public medical centre, is about 15 minutes from the campus and costs SAT $10.00 by taxi.


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Page updated: Friday, March 17, 2017
Alafua Campus
Private Bag, Apia,
Samoa.
Tel: (685) 21671
Fax: (685) 23424
Email: enquiries@samoa.usp.ac.fj