UC Health Centre

UC Health Centre

For quality, affordable healthcare

Monday to Thursday


Exam hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm

Located at the rear of the UCSA carpark beside The Foundry bar.

Phone: +64 3 369 4444
Fax: +64 3 348 4384

About Us

We are a Cornerstone accredited practice, the highest level of accreditation, signifying our commitment to continuous quality improvement and best possible care for patient


Enrolling at UCHealth Centre

Enrolments are accepted at anytime throughout the year, however eligibility for the free general health care is based on the Ministry of Health quarterly funding dates.

Important dates: Enrolments received between 22 May and 21 August will incur a casual fee until 1 October 2018  All enrolments received after 21 August will incur a casual fee until 1 January 2019.

2018 Semester 2 New domestic students - please enrol with the Health Centre by 21 August and the casual fee will be waived (i.e. your appointments will be free). However we must receive your enrolment form by 21 August for this to apply.

To enrol:

  1. Please download an enrolment form
  2. Complete form in black pen, scan the form as a PDF attachment and email the completed form to healthcentre@canterbury.ac.nz or drop your form off to the Health Centre
  3. We will contact you if your form is not legible once printed to meet enrolment criteria.
  4. UC staff - please bring your form to the Health Centre with I.D (and proof of residency if born out of NZ). 


Fee increases for non-students from 1 July 2018

A Doctor's medical consultation fee will increase to $18.50 for non-students enrolled at the Health Centre from 1 July 2018. The current ACC surcharge fee of $25.00 remains the same.

A blood test fee will increase to $10.00 from 1 July 2018. You are welcome to attend Canterbury SCL collection centre at 3B Waimairi Road for a free blood test if you don't wish to pay this fee.


Special Considerations

Students must be seen or must contact the Health Centre within 24 hours of missing an examination to Apply for Special Consideration.


Cancelling Counselling Appointments

Counselling appointments can be cancelled / changed up to 24 hours before your appointment.

If you cancel a counselling appointment out of that timeframe, you will be charged $10.00. This must be paid at the time it is charged or before your next appointment.

Health Centre Counselling is a student only service and we need to make sure that any available appointment slots are filled by students who need the help.

Please speak with the Practice Manager if you have exceptional circumstances for cancelling an appointment out of the time frame.


Flu Vaccinations

Still available - free to all UC staff and domestic students enrolled at our clinic.

International students and domestic students enrolled elsewhere - pick up a voucher from the UCSA office (in the Undercroft) and only pay $5 at the Health Centre for your vac.

Please ring the Health Centre on 369 4444 (extn 9444) to make an appointment.

Register with the UC Health Centre

Being enrolled at UC does not automatically register you at the Health Centre – even if you have paid your student services levy.