Health services

There are great health services available in Canterbury and Medway. There's a NHS GP surgery right on the Canterbury campus with a pharmacy next door.

Canterbury Medical Centre

Make sure you’ve registered with the Medical Centre on campus for all your health concerns and 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).

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).

The two closest medical practices to campus and Liberty Quays are the Sunlight Surgery and St Mary's Island Surgery.

Sunlight Surgery 

105 Richmond Road
Gillingham
ME7 1LX
Telephone: 01634 283847

St Mary's Island Surgery

Edgeway
St Mary's Island
Chatham
ME4 3EP
Telephone: 01634 890 712 

For further information about services and opening times, see St Mary's Island Surgery website

If you are unable to register with a local doctor because the waiting list is closed, please contact Student Services. The nearest hospital with A&E services is Medway Maritime Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital 
Windmill Road 
Gillingham 
Tel: 01634 830000

Further information

Please contact student services by email medwaystudentservices@kent.ac.uk . Alternatively, call 01634 88 8474.

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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