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How much does it cost at Student Health?

Domestic Otago students

Charges as of 1st January 2022 (includes in-person & telehealth consultations)

ServiceWith a valid Community Services CardWithout a valid Community Services Card
GP consultation$10.00$25.00
GP consultation – 30 minutes$20.00$35.00
ACC surcharge$10.00
Nursing consultation$10.00
Mental Health Support consultationFree
Mental Health counselling / clinical psychologist$10.00
Psychiatrist consultation$20.00$35.00
Minor surgery + one follow up appointment$90.00$105.00
Nurse Consultation + procedure (Smear, ECG, Spiro, STIs)$15.00
GP Consultation + procedure (Smear, ECG, Scopes, STI’s, IV Lines)$15.00 / $45.00$30.00 / $60.00
Travel Clinic – GP / Nurse consultations$75.00 + any vaccinations required
MedicalsPlease ask at reception ($50.00 - $140.00)
IUD Insertion$45.00
COVID-19 test (for respiratory illness)Free
COVID-19 test (for any International travel requiring a Covid-19 test)$171$171

Domestic students from other New Zealand universities

  • GP – $20.00 or $35.00 (no CSC)
  • Psychiatry – $30.00 or $45.00 (no CSC)
  • Nurse/MH – $20.00

International students

COVID-19 tests are free for international students with respiratory symptoms, however if you are wanting a COVID-19 test for repatriation or leisure travel then there will be a cost associated as stated below.

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.

See the Ministry of Health website for more information

All International students , excluding those with STUDENTSAFE and Unicare insurance, must pay for their consultation and claim back from their insurance.

Laboratory and Radiology charges will depend on the tests required.

Please ensure you have read and understand what conditions may or may not be covered by your insurance provider.

Your policy may not cover you for the following:

  1. Pre-existing conditions: any condition that you have when you arrive in New Zealand, an example of this would be asthma. Unless:
    (a) the condition had been declared and accepted by Allianz in writing as an insured Pre-existing Medical Condition(s); or
    (b) the condition was first diagnosed and coverage was provided under your continuous Studentsafe-policy.
  2. Contraception appointments and prescriptions
  3. Health Screening appointments and laboratory / prescription costs
  4. Vaccinations appointments and prescriptions

Visits for the above conditions will need to be paid by you, and will probably not be reimbursed by your insurance provider.

Service Cost
COVID-19 test (For respiratory illness) Free
COVID-19 test (For repatriation / International travel requiring a Covid-19 test) $171
International Student GP Appointment $75.00
International Student Nurse Appointment $40.00
International Student Mental Health Appointment $85.00
International Student Psychiatry (30–60 minutes) $110.00
ACC Surcharge $15.00
International IUD Insertion $85.00

For information about vaccination costs please ask.

Domestic Students: Vaccination Costs

Vaccination type Cost (additional to appointment charge)
Cholera $62.00
Hepatitis A $80.00
Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix) $75.00
Hepatitis A & Typhoid $119.00
Hepatitis B $32.00
HPV (non funded) $185.00, Free if eligible
Influenza Free
Japanese encephalitis $197.00
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) Free
Meningococcal - ACWY $103.00
Meningococcal - B $110.00
Pneumococcal (23 valent polysaccharide) $80.00
Pneumococcal (13 valent conjugate) $200.00
Polio $66.00
Rabies $128.00
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis $40.00
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis/Polio $75.00
Typhoid $62.00
Varicella (chicken pox) $63.00
Yellow fever $98.00
Zoster (Zostavax)


We do not administer Covid-19 vaccinations. Find a Covid-19 vaccination centre

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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.


What if I can’t attend or need to change an appointment?

If you can’t attend or need to change an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

You can cancel your appointment in person or by phone: 0800 479 821 (inside New Zealand) or  +64 3479 8212

If you miss any appointment (DNA) you will be charged a fee of $20.00.

Help us to help you by ensuring all unwanted appointments are cancelled so that the appointment can be used by another student.

We encourage you to be punctual for your appointment. If you are over five minutes late for a GP or nursing appointment, it may be necessary to rebook the appointment for another time. Your receptionist will discuss this with you. In this case, there will be no charge for the late appointment.