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General practitioner services for University of Otago, Christchurch medical students

Christchurch services

The Christchurch Doctors

The Christchurch Doctors provide a General Practice service to medical students at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

  • When making an appointment, you must indicate that you are a medical student patient and also which doctor you wish to see.
  • The arrangements with The Christchurch Doctors follow negotiation with CMSA and are covered in the Student Services Fee

Visit The Christchurch Doctors website

Other General Practitioners

Other General Practitioners may be used on a case by case basis with approval by the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Assoc Prof Jan McKenzie.

Community Services Card
  • Application forms for a community services card are available at the practice or from Carol Milnes.
  • International students are not eligible for a community services card and should request a receipt and lodge a claim with their health insurer.
Non-subsidised services

The following services will not be subsidised by the UOC but are available from the health centre:

  • House calls and after hours Diving medical assessment
  • Diving medical assessment
  • Insurance report
  • Immigration medical
  • Insurance medical
  • Well person checks
  • Depo Provera injection
  • IUD insertion
  • Wart removal.

Flu vaccinations

CDHB Occupational Health run a free flu vaccination programme in March/April – times/venues are advertised around the hospitals.

Rural Medical Immersion Programme

UOC 5th year, Rural Medical Immersion Programme students can access their local GP and fees are covered by University of Otago, Christchurch and the Programme.

Nelson students

UOC will cover the cost of treatment similar to the arrangements for Christchurch students.

GP services are available at Nelson East Family Medical Centre

Visit the Nelson East Family Medical Centre website

Contact details for the Student Affairs Office

Carol Milnes
Medical Education Unit
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch New Zealand
Tel +64 3 364 1547
Email carol.milnes@otago.ac.nz