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UC Health Centre – what to expect when you visit

The UC Health Centre is open and there to support you. They’re operating differently to take all the essential steps to protect their patients and staff.

Here are some points to keep in mind when visiting them on campus:

  1. The pathway outside the UC Health Centre is under restricted access – only for use by patients who have pre-arranged appointments at the clinic.
  2. You can only visit the UC Health Centre if you’ve phoned ahead and arranged an appointment. Staff will be on the other end of the phone ready to help book you in and point you in the right direction. Booking details are on the UC website>
  3. Flu vaccines are available, please book your appointment over the phone in advance. More information>

For more on what to expect when you visit the UC Health Centre, watch here:

The UCSA’s Flu Vaccination Subsidy is Here!

If you’re a UC international student, or a UC domestic student not enrolled at the UC Health Centre, you can now apply for a subsidy on your flu shot. To inquire, email the team at the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA): flu@ucsa.org.nz Numbers are limited, so get in quick!

Flu vaccines are free to all domestic students enrolled and funded at UC Health Centre. They’re also free to all domestic students with a chronic illness, i.e. asthma (if on a regular preventative therapy), diabetes etc. These students don’t need a UCSA subsidy.

To learn more about the UCSA and our student services,  please visit our website. We can help with advocacy, food support, grants, class representatives and more.