Health services

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

Canterbury 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).

PLEASE NOTE NEW COVID-19 MEASURES: 

University Nursing Service (UNS) will be open from 08.30am on Monday 7th September, not operating a walk in service, but will be working on an appointment system with a locked door. 

Students and staff wanting to attend will need to contact UNS by phone for triage and screening before being offered an appointment. Where possible we will offer a telephone consultation. Face to face visits will only be offered when absolutely necessary and those attending will need to wear their own face coverings in line with the NHS policies. 

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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