Keeping yourself healthy should be a priority. We are able to assist you with all on-going care.
Flu vaccines are free for registered UC Health Centre patients and UC staff over autumn and winter. International students and students not registered with the Health Centre can receive heavily discounted flu vaccination vouchers through the UCSA.
You need a nurse appointment for Ministry of Health recommended immunisations (e.g. Gardasil) and routine immunisations such as tetanus boosters. All nurses are certified vaccinators. Please see travel vaccinations for further information.
Repeat prescriptions are unlikely to be issued without a doctor’s appointment. In very special circumstances we may issue a script for regular medication. The only exception is for emergency medication during the summer period when the Health Centre is closed when a limited service prevails (not available 24 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019). A fee applies for this service.
Management of long term health conditions
Registered nurse-led specialised teams manage long term health conditions. There are also specialist diabetic nurses within our staff.
The dietitian service is available during term time only.
Appointments are all with final year students studying Dietetics at the University of Otago and working under the supervision of clinical tutors.
Appointments are 40 minutes and there are no additional fees.
Nutrition and weight loss support
For dietary advice and support, we offer nurse appointments and have access to final-year dietitian students who can recommend treatment plans.
All nurses are trained in smoking cessation however you need a doctor’s appointment for prescription medication to quit smoking.
Students enrolled and funded at the Health Centre are entitled to free ACC consultations. A surcharge applies for students enrolled elsewhere and UC staff/visitors.