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Save money, enrol at the Health Centre today!

UC Health Centre
UC Health Centre

A visit to the doctor can be pretty expensive right? Which is why it’s awesome that you can visit a doctor’s office on UC grounds, and pay a cheaper fee!

However just be aware that as a student of Canterbury University, you’re not automatically enrolled for the Health Centre. Sign up by Monday 23 February 2015, otherwise you’ll miss the strict deadline and be stuck paying for doctors visits while other students get them for free. If you’re an international student it works a little different as you must have insurance cover, so talk to the friendly Health Centre staff about that.

You’re welcome to use the Health Centre without enrolling, but you’ll end up paying more. Luckily it’s really easy to sign up as a patient! Just fill out the patient enrolment form and hand it in at the Health Centre.

Services:

  • The Health Centre also provides a fantastic counselling service which you are welcome to use if you need it. In most cases this service is free to students who have paid their levy.
  • Quality physiotherapy treatment is another provided service.  There is no charge for the first appointment if it’s covered by ACC.

What you may need to know: 

  • Medical appointments are 15 minutes long. If you think you’ll require longer please advise the receptionist when you book!
  • If your needs are urgent (such as an emergency) you will be seen to on that day.
  • You will be charged for an appointment even if you don’t show up. Call the receptionist to cancel if you think you won’t make it.

If you have any further enquiries about the UC Health Centre please email healthcentre@canterbury.ac.nz or give them all call: 364 2402.

Checklist for uni!

  1. Textbooks: One of the hardest things at university is trying to catch up once you fall behind. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you and start 2015 off on the right foot – be prepared with the required textbooks for your classes.
  2. Note taking equipment: If you write your notes out in an exercise book then buy enough books to last you at least through first semester. Or if you choose to type them up on a laptop or tablet, then check your device is in working order and your files are organised for the new year. You can also never have enough pens, and highlighters on hand so chuck a few extras in your bag!
  3. Check your online timetableBefore you’re on campus try to sort out any timetable clashes as it’s impossible to be in two places at once! Also don’t forget to choose your tutorials, labs and other classes online…you’ll want to grab a spot before it’s full. The online timetable planner is really handy!
  4. Sign up at the UC RecCentre: As long as you pay your fees and levy you’ll get free access to the RecCentre, so make the most of it! Sign up online before March 1st and you’ll be able to get in with your Canterbury Card for the whole year.
  5. Enrol at the UC Health Centre: As a student you can receive subsidised quality healthcare right on campus! Sign up by February 20th otherwise you’ll miss the strict deadline and be stuck paying for doctors visits while other students get them for free. If you’re an international student it works a little different as you must have insurance cover, so talk to the friendly Health Centre staff about that.
  6. Get a Parking Permit: To park on campus you need a permit or a Pay and Display ticket, or your car will be clamped which isn’t fun at all! You can purchase a permit if you need one from the UC Security Office on 114 Ilam Road. Don’t forget!
  7. Tickets for UCSA OrientationYou won’t want to miss out on these two fun-filled weeks! Read my previous post about Orientation 2015 here…
  8. On your first day back put some money on your Canterbury Card: This will enable you to use the internet and print at UC. It may take half an hour for the money to load on, so do it at the start of the year and you’ll always be prepared!