Health services and how to use them
Understanding healthcare and where to get help
When do you see a doctor? What’s a health emergency? What can a pharmacy help you with? The first step to getting the right care is to understand where to go to get the help you need. Find out more about the National Health Service and who to call if you’re ill.
Health care and your immigration status
Find out what your healthcare entitlements are. Whether you’re an EU student resident in the UK or an international student, check what healthcare services you can access for free and what you’ll need to pay for.
Register with a doctor and a dentist
It’s important to be able to speak to a local doctor in case you are ill during your time at university. As soon as possible after you arrive, register with a local GP surgery and a dentist.
Moving to a new city and sometimes even a new country can be very exciting but adapting to a new environment can also be difficult. It’s perfectly normal to miss familiar surroundings but there are things you can do to help you through this time.
What to do if you're ill
Find out how you can get the help you need when you're ill, especially if you can't leave your accommodation.
Who to tell when you are ill
Being ill when you're away from home can be a difficult time. Make sure you know what to do and how to inform the University if you're not able to attend.