Health services

Information on health services close to our Canterbury and Medway campuses, and National Health Service helplines nationwide.

It's important to register with a GP close to your term-time address so you can access health services quickly and easily while you’re at University.  

Canterbury Medical Centre

At our Canterbury campus we have a University Medical Centre. Please register with the Medical Centre on campus for all your health needs.

Canterbury Nursing Services

Nursing services provide free advice, care and support on all health matters.

  • Call: 01227 823503
  • Location: Banking Hall (next to Campus Security)
  • Open 24 hours, seven days a week (term-time only).

Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday Walk in 7am to 10am 
  • Appointments 10am to 5pm
  • Walk in 5pm to midnight
  • Weekends Walk in 7am to midnight

Midnight to 7am is for emergencies only, however you can access the nurse by calling campus security on 01227 823300 who will then contact the nurse on your behalf.  

Medway Medical Centres and Services

You should register with a local doctor near to your accommodation in order to receive treatment under the National Health Service (NHS): Find your nearest NHS Surgery.

The nearest hospital with A&E services is Medway Maritime Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital 
Windmill Road 
Gillingham 
Tel: 01634 830000

NHS 111

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Support with health costs

If you have to pay for prescriptions, sight tests or NHS dental treatment you may be eligible for help with the costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme.

To find out if you are eligible, you need to fill in a HC1 form.

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