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Medical Centre

Whatever your medical needs, the student Medical Centre at BU offers a full range of medical services, health and advice. Based at Talbot House on Talbot Campus, it is open to all students and daily appointments are available.​

Key information

The Medical Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 5pm. To book an appointment:

Covid-19: Check how to report a Covid positive test and the support available.

Important: you will need to wear a face-covering when you visit the Medical Centre (unless you are exempt). 

If you need medical advice: 

  • Speak to a local pharmacy for minor illnesses 
  • Call NHS 111 
  • Call Talbot Medical Centre in Wallisdown, 63 Kinson Road, BH10 4BX on 01202 636400 
  • Download the NHS App
  • If it is an emergency please call 999
  • For emergency contraception please contact The Junction on 0300 303 1948.

Information for students

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Registration

As a student, you may be living far away from your home address. It is therefore vital that you register with a local GP.

The student Medical Centre is ideal as it is based on Talbot Campus. If you would like to register with us then please complete the registration form and the new patient questionnaire and then bring it to the student Medical Centre along with your Student ID Card.

You’ll also need to provide a letter confirming that you're a BU student; you can self-print a standard status letter to confirm this via myHub – under ‘My Documents’.

Important: If you have regular medication, please ensure that you bring at least one month's supply when you start university. You can order repeat medication once you are registered with us.

Appointments

Please call us on 01202 965378 between 8:45am and 5pm (term time only). If we need to see you face-to-face this will be arranged. At certain times of the year we can be very busy and it may be difficult to get through to us on the phone. We do have a queueing system so you may need to wait, but we will get to you asap.

You can book appointments online using SystmOnline. Initially you’ll need to register for SystmOnline, this is available 24 hours a day for you to view, book and cancel appointments. For more information, download the SystmOnline leaflet.

If you are not already registered for this service, please call us on 01202 965378, this is a national NHS GP surgery process, but once you have them you can manage everything online.

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Urgent medical support

Find out who to contact for emergency or out of hours support - including during vacations.

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Services and other resources

The Student Medical Centre offers a variety of services to help you with health related issues including, immunisations, contraception and travel advice.

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Contagious diseases

Is it more serious? Information and advice for handling contagious (infectious) diseases.

Information for parents

We understand that parents want to ensure that their children are safe and well during their studies. The Medical Centre on Talbot Campus provides a reliable and convenient way to both register for and access GP services throughout the academic year. If your child has an ongoing or serious medical condition they will be able to access support once they are registered with a GP.

If it is an emergency please call 999.

Information for friends and housemates

If you are concerned about a friend at university or someone you live with, we may be able to provide advice or guidance.

If it is an emergency please call 999, or 01202 962222 if you are on campus.

Information for BU staff

If you are a member of BU staff, and are concerned about a student we may be able to provide advice or guidance. 

If it is an emergency please call 999, or 01202 962222 if you are on campus (222 from an internal phone).

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