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If you need to contact a doctor  when the surgery is closed please Telephone 111. 

Alternatively you can go to the   North Colchester Healthcare Centre o n Turner Road Monday to Sunday from 7am to 10pm   Telephone:      01206 314015

If attending the walk in clinic after 8pm then telephone in advance to ensure there is availability to be seen. 

Useful website:

3. Student Section


Our Health Centre is conveniently located on the Colchester Campus, with experienced doctors who specialise in student health. 


The Medical Team includes doctors, nurse practitioners and a health care assistant who provide a comprehensive service including a nurse triage system which enables patients with urgent problems to be seen on the day.


Under University regulations you are required to register with a local doctor for the duration of your studies. You are advised to download the medical questionnaire which   and take this with you at your registration appointment at the Health Centre during Welcome Week. 

 If you have not yet registered at the health centre, then you must attend the "Catch up registration session" on Friday 13th November from 1.30pm to 5pm.

New Patient Questionnaire


You must attend one of the Health Centre registration sessions during Welcome Week.

You will receive an appointment date and time for this in your Welcome Pack in your room when you arrive at University. The pack will also contain a copy of the medical questionnaire to complete (if not done via the download) prior to registering.

The Health Centre Registration Sessions are from  Tuesday 29th September 2015 to Friday 2nd October 2015.


If you are failed to attend your designated appointment slot then your last chance to register will be on Friday 13th November between 1.30pm and 5pm.


The Doctors will be providing Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations (free of charge) to all new students this year at registration.

Meningitis ACWY Patient Information Leaflet


Please read on to find out information you need about accessing health care as a student. It also explains who is entitled to register for NHS care and gives details of the clinics and services that are offered.


How to Stay Healthy As A Fresher :

Click on the link: Staying Healthy As a Fresher


Fresher's Newsletter



Help to Understand the NHS for Overseas Patients

Click on the link below for explanations of the NHS/ charges/ entitlements for oversease visitors:

NHS for overseas visitors

Student Support Services

For any support services for students, from accommodation, to finance, from welfare to counselling issues then please visit the Student Services Hub.

This new building is situated next to the Theatre, behind the lake.

Click on the link below for further details of location, and contact details:


Student Services Hub


Ebola Virus Implications

Increasing case numbers and extended geographical spread may increase the risk for UK citizens engaged in humanitarian aid and healthcare delivery in the affected areas.

It is unlikely but not impossible that people infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone could arrive in the UK while incubating the disease, and then develop symptoms after their return (the incubation period of EVD ranges from 2 to 21 days). Although there have been several previous outbreaks of EVD, exportation of the virus from an outbreak to a non-endemic country has historically been an exceptionally rare event, and has never occurred in the UK. However, no previous outbreak has been as widespread and resistant to management/control as the current one.

Although the likelihood of imported cases is low, it is important for patients  to remain vigilant if they have visited areas affected by viral haemorrhagic fever and who develop unexplained illness. Patients should receive rapid medical attention and be asked about potential risk factors and the details of their recent travel if:

1. They have recently visited any of the affected areas


2. Report any of the following symptoms, particularly of sudden onset, within 21 days of visiting affected areas:  



sore throat

profuse diarrhoea and vomiting (which has been a notable feature in the current outbreak)

general malaise

Viral haemorrhagic fever should be suspected in individuals with a fever [> 38oC] or history of fever in the previous 24 hours who have visited an affected area within 21 days (or who have cared for or come into contact with body fluids or clinical specimens from a live or dead individual or animal known or strongly suspected to have viral haemorrhagic fever)

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