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Otago University Student Health

Primary Healthcare Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled Otago University students. Please call the practice on 0800 479 821 for more information.

If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don't have community transmission, and help keep your friends and whānau safe. Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.

Outside of our normal business hours please call 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested.

0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre Hours

9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

9am to 12pm, Weekends

Testing for Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure repatriation testing for students who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment. There is a charge for this testing.


We are a team of qualified professionals providing high quality health care to students of the University of Otago.

Student Health Services (SHS) is centrally located on campus in a purpose built facility. We have approximately 50 staff, comprising nurses, general practitioners, mental health & well-being clinicians and administrative staff.

Student Health is not a member of a PHO, therefore we do not receive any capitation funding for the provision of your primary health care.

Students may choose to remain registered at their current GP practice/PHO and still attend Student Health.

For a full list of our team at Student Health please see our website - https://www.otago.ac.nz/studenthealth/about/people/index.html

Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Our fees schedule can be found on our website - https://www.otago.ac.nz/studenthealth/about/otago020527.html


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Tue8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed9:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours: Dunedin Urgent Drs & Accident Centre 18 Filleul Street, Dunedin, open from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Otherwise, Dunedin Public Hospital Emergency Department.

For urgent Mental Health care contact the Emergency Psychiatric Services, Dunedin Public Hospital on (03) 474 0999



Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct). Open Otago Anniversary (21 Mar, 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 21 Dec (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 22 Dec (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 23 Dec (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 24 Dec (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Open 30 Dec (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Open 31 Dec (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan. Open 5 Jan (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM). Open 6 Jan (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM). Open 7 Jan (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Dunedin Urgent Doctors & Accident Centre.

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3 Walsh Street
North Dunedin
Otago 9016

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3 Walsh Street
North Dunedin
Otago 9016

Postal Address

Student Health
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 9:29AM on November 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Otago University Student Health.