The University Medical Centre is an on-campus specialist GP practice providing medical care tailored to meet all the health needs of students at the University. See for full details. All services are completely confidential.
We strongly advise you to register with a doctor's surgery close to your term-time accommodation in order to receive treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). If you are living on, or within six miles of the Canterbury campus should register with the University Medical Centre. You can start to register with the University Medical Centre before you arrive on campus. Your registration will be completed when you have been issued with your Student ID number and student accommodation address.
There is a first aid/medical room in the Medway Building (Room M0-04) where you can seek medical advice from a Nurse Practitioner from the Sunlight Surgery. The Sunlight Surgery Clinic will be held on Thursdays during term-time from 11.45 - 14.15. The clinic is nurse practitioner led with GP back up at the Sunlight Surgery.
The clinic is aimed at ailments that need an urgent appointment, for example:
- a sudden onset of abdominal pain
- a productive cough
- sore throats
- urinary infections
- morning after pill.
These clinics are primarily for patients registered at the Sunlight Surgery, but the Nurse Practitioner does have the ability to register patients at the point of contact.
About the Sunlight Centre Surgery
The Sunlight Centre Surgery is a specialist GP practice providing medical care tailored to meet all the health needs of students at Medway. The practice is located off-campus at 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham; tel 01634 338668. For a full range of services available and opening times, please visit their website
Registering with a doctor
You should register with a local doctor near to your accommodation in order to receive treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). A list of medical practices in the Medway area is available from firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel: 01634 830000
Please contact student services by email at medwaystudentservices@email@example.com. Alternatively, call 01634 88 8474.