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UC Health Centre – info for returning domestic students

Fee changes for domestic students enrolled at the UC Health Centre

While the cost of consultations at the UC Health Centre are subsidised partly by the Student Services Levy, the Ministry of Health (MoH) provides the bulk of the UC Health Centre funding.

MoH has recently changed the way it funds primary healthcare services, and the amount of funding they provide for your healthcare at the UC Health Centre now depends on whether you have a Community Services Card.

What this means for you

  • If you are enrolled at the UC Health Centre and you have a Community Services Card, most of your GP consultations will continue to be free.
  • If you are enrolled at the UC Health Centre and you don’t have a Community Services Card, a $15 fee will apply for every GP consultation.

Apply for a Community Services Card
If you don’t already have a Community Services Card, make sure you apply for one as soon as possible if you are eligible for one. 

Visit the Work and Income website for more information about a Community Services Card and how to apply.

Find out more about UC Health Centre fees on the UC Health Centre web page.


UCSA flu vaccine vouchers 2018

It’s your last chance to get a UCSA flu vaccine voucher for 2018! 

UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are now valid until Friday 31 August, 2018.

For domestic students not enrolled at the UC Health Centre and international students, subsidised UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are available for you! Just pick up a voucher from UCSA Reception and pay $5.00 at the UC Health Centre. 

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

The flu vaccine clinic at UC Health Centre operates on Mondays-Thursdays 9.00am-10.00am and 2.00pm-3.00pm, and on Fridays 2.00pm-3.00pm.

Please call the UC Health Centre on 03 364 2402 to make an appointment (see details on voucher).

Meningococcal vaccine available at the UC Health Centre

Meningococcal Disease is a potentially fatal disease spread like the common cold (through coughing/sneezing and poor hand hygiene). Groups with an increased risk of getting Meningococcal include young people living in hostels, adolescents and those with weakened immune systems. The UC Health Centre advises these higher risk groups get a Meningococcal vaccine which the UC Health Centre can provide. The vaccine is a simple one dose injection, unfortunately it is not publicly funded so there is a cost involved. Below are the two vaccine options and the cost.

The good news is, the best prevention is having the vaccination. The UC Health Centre is happy to answer any questions and provide advice on protecting yourself against infection. Email the Health Centre at healthcentre@canterbury.ac.nz or call on 03 364 2402. For more information on Meningococcal Disease visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre website.

Vaccine Vaccine Type Dosage Booster Cost
Menanctra Meningococcal A,C,Y, W-135 conjugate One Every 5 years $115 +$5 Nurse feeTotal = $120
NEISVAC Meningococcal C One Every 3-5 years $60 fee+ $5 Nurse feeTotal = $65