It is important that you register with one of the Student Health Centres during Freshers' Week, or as soon as you can. For the moment registration is a paper-based process so you will need to come in to the Health Centre to fill in some simple registration forms. Don’t leave doing this until you feel ill, this could cause delays and frustration and no-one wants to have to fill in forms when they’re feeling lousy. There are two Student Health Centres, one based at Streatham Campus and one at St Luke’s. Both centres can deal with all medical problems and particularly those related to University life, including exam stress, change in lifestyle, etc.
The Streatham Campus Student Health Centre is located in Reed Mews and is run solely for students. Phone: 01392 676606
For more information see the Student Health Centre site.
The St Luke’s Campus Health Centre is at The Heavitree Practice, Heavitree Health Centre, South Lawn Terrace, Exeter EX1 2RX. Phone: 08444 77 3486
To see a doctor or nurse you will need to make an appointment (unless your problem is serious or urgent). Please telephone or drop in to make an appointment and we will try and schedule a consultation according to you and our timetable and taking into account the nature and urgency of your problem. Please tell reception if you are in pain or distress or feel acutely unwell.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8.45am - 1.00pm; 1.30pm - 5.00pm. Closed Fridays 12.30 - 1.30pm.
If you need a doctor urgently out of Student Health Centre opening hours, phone the Devon Doctors on Call Patient line: 0845 6710 270 or for General enquiries: 01392 823 636
There are also two NHS Walk-in Centres in Exeter: the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road (01392 411735) and 31 Sidwell Street (01392 276892). Confidential health advice and information is available from NHS Direct, a 24-hour nurse-led phone helpline, on 0845 4647.
You should register with the local Health Centre during Freshers' Week - Penryn Medical Practice, Saracen Way, Penryn, TR10 8HX (phone: 01326372502).
The Health Centre has GP appointments and a Nurse Clinic available at the Wellbeing Centre in Glasney Lodge, Monday to Friday. The Nurse is able to give advice on general health, travel health and vaccinations, pregnancy testing and contraception and sexual health. Phone: 01326 253503 (Glasney Lodge Reception)
The Practice holds registration sessions at the Cornwall Campus over the move-in weekend of 14 and 15 September 2013, and other sessions will be advertised throughout Freshers’ Week.
Confidential health advice and information is available from NHS direct, a 24-hour nurse led phone helpline on 0845 4647.
Out of hours medical treatment
For urgent medical attention the GP out of hours service, Kernow Urgent Care Service, can be contacted via your GPs number. You can also seek advice from NHS Direct (0845 4647).
Falmouth Hospital, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth, TR11 2JA, has a minor injuries unit which operates from 8am – 8pm (01326 434739). The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske in Truro has a 24 hours emergency service (01872 253111).