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How much does it cost at Student Health?

Domestic Otago students

Charges as of 1st January 2023 (includes in-person and telehealth consultations).

Service With a valid Community Services Card Without a valid Community Services Card
GP consultation – 15 minutes $10.00 $25.00
GP consultation – 30 minutes $20.00 $35.00
ACC surcharge $10.00
Nurse appointment $10.00
Dietitian $10.00
Mental Health Support (first appointment) Free
Mental Health counselling / clinical psychologist appointments $10.00
Psychiatrist appointment $20.00 $35.00
Minor surgery + one follow up appointment $100.00 $115.00
Nurse Consultation + procedure $15.00
GP Consultation + procedure $15.00 – $45.00 $30.00 – $60.00
Travel Clinic – GP / Nurse consultations $85.00 + any vaccinations required
Medicals / reports e.g. work, diving, Antartic Please ask at reception
COVID-19 test (excluding repatriation / international travel tests) Free Free

Please ensure appointments are cancelled if no longer required. A $20 charge will be invoiced to all missed appointments. A $10 billing fee may be added to accounts not paid on the day. All prices are subject to change without prior notification.

Vaccination costs for domestic students

Charges are per dose and are in addition to the consultation fees. Other vaccines not listed here are available on request.

Vaccination type Cost (additional to appointment charge)
Cholera $62.00
Gardasil (non-funded) $185.00
Hepatitis A $80.00
Hepatitis B $32.00
Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix) $75.00
Hepatitis A & Typhoid $147.00
Influenza (non-funded) Free
Japanese encephalitis $150.00
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) Free
Meningococcal ACWY* $103.00
Meningococcal B* $110.00
Pneumovax $80.00
Polio (travel only) $68.00
Prevenar $200.00
Rabies $132.00
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis $40.00
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis/Polio $77.00
Typhoid $70.00
Varicella (chicken pox) $63.00
Yellow fever $110.00
Zoster (shingles)


* Disclaimer: NZ residents / students entering college accommodation – Free.

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Domestic students from other New Zealand universities

  • GP – $25.00 or $40.00 (no CSC)
  • Psychiatry – $35.00 or $50.00 (no CSC)
  • Nurse/MH – $25.00
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International students

Different consultation fees may apply for international students; eligibility for access to primary and secondary health care (including laboratory and radiology services) is based on the Ministry of Health eligibility requirements.

Service Cost
COVID-19 test Free
International Student GP Appointment $78.00
International Student Nurse Appointment $42.00
International Student Mental Health Appointment (first appointment) Free
International Student Clinical Psychology and Counselling Appointments $94.00
International Student Psychiatry $146.00
ACC Surcharge $17.00

Already insured with an insurance scheme?

If you are an international student insured with the Studentsafe or Unicare insurance scheme, Student Health may be able to bill the insurer directly for most of your visits, in accordance with your coverage. Please be aware that there are circumstances where direct billing is not possible (such as consultations regarding contraception, STI / sexual health testing and pre-existing conditions), so these will need to be paid to Student Health on the day of your appointment.

Other insurance companies cannot be billed in this way, so you will need to pay on the day of your appointment, and then claim reimbursement later from your insurer. If you're unsure if this applies to you, ask when you book your appointment.

Laboratory and Radiology charges will depend on the tests required, and must be paid at the provider at the time of appointment.