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 unless you are registered for ManageMyHealth (MMH). Patients registered for MMH can request repeat prescriptions via the portal, however approval is at the Doctor's discretion.
Please ensure that you have enough medication to cover you during the University breaks, in particular over the summer period when the Health Centre is closed or if you are out of Christchurch until lectures resume in February the following year.
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.
A surcharge applies for all AC consultations with the exception of current students that are enrolled at the clinic and hold a current Community Services Card.