Students can benefit from quick access to medical services at the
Colchester and Southend campuses. At Southend you also have dental services
based on campus.
International students on a course of at least six months are generally
eligible for NHS treatment, but you should check before they leave your own
country whether you have to pay for healthcare in the UK.
The University of Essex Medical Practice at
our Colchester Campus offers a full range of NHS services including GP
appointments, a nurse triage system for emergencies and specialist nurse
clinics covering asthma, diabetes, sexual health and contraception.
The Practice medical centre in Luker Road is
based in The Gateway Building and offers NHS services including appointments
with doctors and nurse clinics.
Students based at our Loughton Campus can access advice about local GP
services by contacting the Student Support office based on the ground floor
of Hatfields House.
Southend Academic Dental Clinic
University hosts an Academic Dental Clinic
managed by Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Based on the first floor of The Gateway Building, the Clinic is used to
provide training to students training at the Barts and the London in a
primary care setting.
The clinics are equipped with the latest dental equipment and patients
are treated by students under the close supervision of senior academic and
Treatments are free and include all types of fillings, simple crowns and
bridges, straight forward/simple root canal treatment, dentures and simple
Colchester and Loughton dental services
Local dental services are available close to the Southend and Loughton
campuses, but students are encouraged to register at the earliest
opportunity to avoid any problems with accessing services.
Student Support offers confidential advice and
information on many welfare issues to help you through your time at
University. Advice and support available can cover mental health,
drugs and alcohol misuse, counselling and disability.