Welcome to the Health Centre
The Health Centre is a clinic devoted to providing excellent Medical, Counselling and Related Services to the Students and wider community of the University of Canterbury, thus enhancing the identity and well being of that Community. We aim to provide services that are affordable, accessible and of high quality.
Mon - Thurs: 8:30am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Open until 5:30pm or 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 6pm
Ph: 364 2402 or 6402 from campus phones.
Trained health professionals will answer your call and assist you.
All Campus Emergencies
Phone (Security): 6111
Did not attend fees
Please help us to keep this clinic affordable and available by not wasting appointments. TXT message reminders are sent to patients the afternoon prior to scheduled appointments (we are unable to send TXT reminders for appointments placed earlier the same day). Patients who fail to keep an appointment without advising the Health Centre are likely to incur a Did not attend fee. More information about appointments and charges
Flu vaccinations available now
The UCSA, in conjunction with the Health Centre, are offering a subsidised flu vaccination to UC students. Students pay the Health Centre $5 instead of $15. Only 500 vouchers are available so be in quick. Contact the UCSA for a voucher and then present it at the Health Centre to receive your subsidy. We recommend getting the vaccine as soon as possible as it takes two weeks to develop immunity.
Enrol at the Health Centre
Being enrolled at the University of Canterbury does not automatically enrol you at the health centre - even though you have paid your health centre levy.
We recommend and offer vaccination. Tertiary students, particularly if living in halls, are at increased risk.
Questions and answers - Meningitis (PDF, 23KB)
About Meningitis and Meninigococcal (PDF, 111KB)
Students and Young adults (CDC website)
Ministry of Health Immunisation handbook
Health Centre Survey 2012 (PDF, 2KB)
Summary of patient feedback.
Campus is smokefree
We can assist you to stop smoking through counselling, medication including NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) vouchers, copies of Carr’s books and group sessions.
Book for a consultation ext 6402, and state you want help to stop smoking.
Immigration Medicals (PDF, 79KB)
Overseas students advice before your appointment
Measles fact sheet (PDF, 75KB)
Information about Measles.