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Colchester Campus
Saturday 21 June 2014 (booking now)
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Health

Medical matters

NHS Direct provide health advice and information on how to access healthcare services. You can use their Find Your Nearest service to find local GPs (General Practitioner) (further details are also below), Dentists, Pharmacies or A&E (Accident and Emergency) departments. Walk in Centres complement other health services. Follow the link to find a walk in centre near you and their opening hours. If you are an international student you should check whether you have to pay for healthcare in the UK.

If your health or mental health is affecting your studies please contact Student Support

Absence from tuition and medical certification

Full details of the procedures for Student Absence and Medical Certification.

Registering with a doctor

Under University regulations you are required to register with a local doctor for the duration of your studies if you live on campus or in the local surrounding area. Register as soon as possible after your arrival, in case you should suddenly need medical treatment. If you are not registered you may be referred to the local Walk In Centre for treatment, as a doctor is not obliged to see you (unless deemed a medical emergency). Details are given below of the location of services on or near your campus or you can choose to register with a GP (General Practitioner) in the local area where you live. Use the NHS Find Your Nearest service to find local GPs (General Practitioner).

If your course is less than six months' duration, you will have limited access to NHS services and may need to be treated as a private patient.

Colchester Campus

There is a Health Centre on the Colchester Campus which offers National Health Service (NHS) provision. There are five doctors who provide all primary care services. Appointments are available with doctors, nurses and a health care assistant. There is a nurse triage system for emergencies, and specialist nurse clinics including sexual health, contraception, asthma, and diabetes. For further details visit the Rowhedge Surgery website.

Southend Campus

There is a doctor's surgery in the Gateway building offering NHS services including appointments with doctors and nurse clinics. For further information visit the practice and choose the Luker Road surgery.

Loughton Campus

Contact details of local GPs are available from Student Support on the ground floor at Hatfields. Alternatively, find a local NHS doctor.

Dental treatment

We recommend that new students take time to register with a local dentist as emergency treatment can be difficult to obtain if you are not registered. If you wish to register with an NHS dentist you can search the Find Your Nearest for local dentists. You will then need to contact each dentist individually to ask if they are still registering NHS patients and make an appointment accordingly.

Southend Campus

The University hosts an Academic Dental Clinic, which provides free basic dental care (one course only). In order to register, students should go to the reception area on the first floor of The Gateway Building, accessed via the rear of the building.

Paying for prescriptions, opticians and dental treatment

As a student you may be entitled to full or partial exemption (on the grounds of low income) from prescription, dental and optical charges. More information is available for students and international students on paying for prescriptions.

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First Aid

For either emergency first aid or non-urgent first aid assistance, please contact us.