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How to register at the UC Health Centre

You are not automatically enrolled in the Health Centre - even if you have paid your Student Services Levy. Registration reassigns your government health funding to us from your previous GP and is essential to receive heavily subsidised student healthcare at UC. We strongly suggest you also have a WINZ issued community services card along with your UC student ID card. 

To register:

  1. Download the enrolment form
  2. Complete form in black pen, scan and email complete form as a PDF to healthcentre@canterbury.ac.nz
  3. We will contact you if your form is not legible (once printed) to meet the Ministry of Health enrolment criteria
  4. UC staff: we have currently closed enrolments for staff for the rest of 2018. We hope to review this in 2019

 

UC International Students

If you are an UC international student visiting the Health Centre you do not have to pre-register to be seen when you are unwell. Please read your insurance policy carefully to ensure your condition is covered prior to seeing us. We have a list outlining conditions that are not covered or that we are unable to bulk bill for - please ask at Reception for details.

When you visit the Health Centre, the cost of your appointment can be billed directly to your insurance company if you have used one of the UC approved Insurance Policies. Without a UC approved insurance provider you will be required to pay upfront at the UC Health Centre and claim the costs back through your insurance company directly.

Check with the practice manager if you are unsure. You may attend medical or dental practices off-campus however you will incur the charges for that visit which you will then need to also claim back. All vaccinations, including the influenza vaccination, incur an additional fee.

 

UC International College (UCIC) International Students

We have currently suspended bulk billing for your consultations and/or diagnostic tests. You are required to pay for all the costs and seek reimbursement from your insurer. Please read your insurance policy carefully to ensure your condition is covered prior to seeing us. We have a list of conditions that are not covered by the Student Safe policy - please ask at Reception for details. Your insurer may request a copy of the medical note(s) when applying for a reimbursement - please ensure you request this from the Doctor or Nurse at the time of your consultation. The Practice Manager is available to assist you with this if you forget to ask the Doctor or Nurse.