Injuries and medical emergencies
When you first arrive in JDB电子官方网站大学 you will need to register with the College Doctors. If you are already registered with another JDB电子官方网站大学 practice you do not need to change doctors, but the College needs to know the name of your JDB电子官方网站大学 doctor. For information on making an appointment or getting 电话ephone advice from a GP,请参阅
Registering with the College Doctor will put you on the 数据库 of the National 健康 Service.
The College Nurse is here to advise, 治疗, and support any College student or staff member who is ‘unwell, 受伤的, or in difficulty’. Family planning advice, including emergency contraception, repeat prescriptions, doctor’s appointments (usually same day) and travel advice are also available. All consultations are confidential. Please see her contact details and clinic times.
Counselling and mental health
看到 Welfare and Wellbeing for details of services and people who can help, including:
Contraception and sexual health
Contraception is freely available from the College Doctors and the College Nurse, or the Alec Turnbull Clinic (电话. 01865 456666). Emergency contraception is available from the Nurse for 72 hours: go to her as soon as possible. Blood pressure and other checks for repeat oral contraceptive prescriptions are available from the Nurse, following an initial visit to 19 Beaumont Street to see a GP or specialist Practice Nurse. Sexual health advice is also available from the College Nurse and from the 口香糖 诊所(电话. 01865 231231).
The Cornmarket Dental Practice will accept any member of the College for regular or emergency care; however, only undergraduates will be eligible for 国民健康保险制度 治疗. The practice is at 3rd floor, 11-12 Cornmarket Street, JDB电子官方网站大学 (电话. 01865 244304); the hours are 7.30点到5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.00点到4.30pm on Friday. The out-of-hours emergency 电话ephone number for dental advice or 治疗 is 111.
学生 in serious financial need may be entitled to an exemption certificate and would then recive 治疗 free. If you are entitled to exemption from 国民健康保险制度 charges it is mandatory that you present your exemption certificate at the time of 治疗; otherwise you will be charged the appropriate 国民健康保险制度 费. Such 费s are normally reclaimable retrospectively. The exemption forms, HC1/HC2, can be obtained from the College Nurse or from post offices.
Postgraduate students should, if necessary, contact a dentist who is accepting 国民健康保险制度 patients, such as Studental. 国民健康保险制度 dental 治疗 is not free, but it is cheaper than private dentistry.
You are advised to retain your dentist at home for routine check-ups.
There are several opticians around the city centre. Eye tests cost around £30. Lenses and frames are quite expensive and it pays to shop around. Once you have your prescription, you can take it to any other optician to have it made up. For eye injuries and urgent conditions, contact the College Nurse, the College Doctors, or the Eye Hospital directly on 01865 234800.
Please keep a supply of a simple painkiller such as Paracetamol and buy a thermometer. If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms, please do not socialise or attend tutorials or lectures until you are well.
The Pandemic Flu advice line number is 0. They will provide you with a unique reference number so that your ‘flu friend’, carrying ID (e.g passport or bank card) for both you and them, can collect Tamiflu antiviral from the Ten O’Clock pharmacy, 59 Woodstock Road, JDB电子官方网站大学.
Registering with a general practitioner (the College Doctor) will put you on the 国民健康保险制度 数据库. If you phone the practice they can give you your 国民健康保险制度 number but you will rarely be asked for it.
Consultations with doctors are free. The only payment will be for the medicine they may prescribe (currently a flat rate of £7.85 for each prescription). If you are given a prescription, you need to take it to a pharmacy (e.g. Boots in Cornmarket Street) to get it made up. The rules regarding what can be sold over the counter and what is prescription only are very strict, but pharmacists are very helpful.
Exemption certificates are available for students on very low incomes with £16,000 or less in savings: these certificates entitle them to receive free prescriptions and dental care. Application forms are available from the College Nurse.
Any student on a course lasting longer than six months is entitled to full 国民健康保险制度 治疗 for conditions which require 治疗 while they are here. For stays of less than six months you may be required to pay. Proof of eligibility may be required for hospital 治疗.
These have to be arranged through the College Doctors, even if the specialist is to be seen priva电话y. You cannot arrange to see a consultant without a GP 推荐. Some specialist departments have very long waiting times, e.g. dermatology and orthopaedics. The main reason anyone would decide to be seen priva电话y is to be seen more quickly.
Physiotherapy and chiropody are often best sought priva电话y. Please ask the College Nurse or Doctor for recommendations.
Alternative therapies (e.g. 顺势疗法, 脊椎按摩疗法, herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, 芳香疗法, acupuncture or reflexology) are not available on the 国民健康保险制度. Some therapies are available through private medical insurance schemes, e.g. 保柏. The College Nurse can provide contact numbers for a wide range of therapists.