If you need to report a positive Covid positive test, please check our web page for information and support you while you self-isolate.
If you need medical advice:
If you are an emergency patient at the student medical centre you will be seen as soon as possible. Urgent cases will be seen on the same day, but you may be required to wait.
Important: if you have booked an appointment you will need to wear a face-covering when you visit the medical centre (unless you are exempt).
Out of hours and during vacations
The student medical centre is open during term time only, 8:45am - 5pm. Outside of these opening hours you can contact the Talbot Medical Centre in Wallisdown or Northbourne Surgery near Kinson. View map for details. Please call first on 01202 636400.
You can call 111 when you need medical help urgently, but it's not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS 111 can also be accessed online.
Some patients are not aware that they can get treatment from a GP 24 hours a day, often going to the emergency departments (ED) at hospitals during the 'out-of-hours' period instead. This not only causes pressure on the ED but can mean a lengthy wait for patients with non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries whilst urgent cases are prioritised.
Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch Hospital
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch Hospital provide health care for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest. It has a 24-hour accident and emergency department, plus a specialist diabetic unit called BDEC. For directions please visit the RBCH website.
Poole Hospital mainly serves the areas of Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. It is the major trauma centre for East Dorset and provides a broad range of district hospital care and a number of core services - ear, nose and throat, child health and maternity - for a wider catchment area, including Bournemouth and Christchurch.
The hospital also provides specialist services, such as oral surgery and neurological care, for the whole of Dorset and is the Cancer Centre for Dorset. For directions please visit the UHD website.