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
News and Features
Flu vaccinations available now
The flu vaccination is free for students enrolled at the Health Centre and casual students with eligible chronic conditions. For casual (non-enrolled patients) and international students the vaccine fee is $15. The UCSA offers a subsidy for casual patients and international students (up to 500 students) whereby students pay the Health Centre $5 instead of $15. 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.
Full information sheet about the flu vaccination (PDF)
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.