UC Health Centre

UC Health Centre

For quality, affordable healthcare

Monday to Thursday


Exam hours:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.15pm

Friday 9am - 5.15pm
Saturday 8.30am-1.00 pm

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

 The Health Centre is closed on Friday, 16th November to observe Canterbury Anniversary. Please ring our phone number (369 4444) during ourclosure, and including weekends, to speak with a registered nurse for medical care options.


In-house Service - Friday, 23rd November

Our medical staff - Doctors, Nurses and Counsellors will be attending an in-house service all day. We will have 2 Doctors available for routine medical care only. Any acute presentations, i.e. chest pain, shortness of breath, severe bleeding, please either ring 111 for an ambulance or attend Riccarton Clinic, 4 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton ph 343 3661. We apologise for any inconvenience.


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: We have submitted our register on 12 November 2018. The next quarterly register submission to the Ministry of Health is due on approx 20 Feb 2019. All enrolments received between 12 November 2018 and 20 Feb 2019 will incur a casual fee until 1 April 2019 (this fee is waived for new 2019 Semester 1 students). 

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 - we have currently closed enrolments for staff during 2018. We hope to review this decision in 2019.


Please bring your Canterbury ID card to every appointment

Our Receptionists are required to check IDs at every presentation to ensure that current students are not subsidising students that have completed their studies.

The card reader isn't connected to our medical data base, therefore you will still be asked to confirm your name and/or student ID number.


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.



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.