Student Support, Health and Wellbeing


Health Information

GP and other medical services

Students at Broadstairs and Medway Campuses will need to register with a GP Practice in the locality of their campus or their accommodation.   To find a GP service in the local area please click here.

Register with a local doctor Emergencies

Canterbury Health Centre/Sturry Surgery has a new website with lots of useful information for students, including ordering repeat prescriptions online. Further details

Doctorsí Surgeries at Canterbury First aid
Out-of-Hours Doctors Dental treatment

Register with a local doctor

All students who do not have a local doctor are strongly advised to register with a GP Practice close to where they are going to live. Do not wait until you are ill before remembering that your family doctor is too far away to visit. If you have moved to the area to study at the University, you should be registered with a doctor here and not back home where you have come from, since you will normally now spend most of your time at the place of your studies.

Students at Canterbury can register with a GP online or by attending the surgery at Canterbury Health Centre (26 Old Dover Road, Canterbury). For details of appointments you can contact Canterbury Health Centre on 01227 452444. Further information is available from and you can register online here.

Students at Broadstairs and Medway Campuses will need to register with a GP Practice in the locality of their campus or their accommodation.   To find a GP service in the local area please click here.

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Doctors’ Surgeries at Canterbury

Appointments are needed to see the doctor or any of the Practice’s healthcare professionals. Through the contracted services of Dr Molony and Partners, students who are registered with this Practice will be able to see a doctor at the nearby Canterbury Health Centre (CHC) at 26 Old Dover Road (just along from the Police Station).
Surgery times:
Surgeries are normally held at CHC at the following times:

Monday 08.30 - 20.00
Tuesday 07.00 - 18.30
Wednesday 08.30 - 18.30
Thursday 08.30 - 20.00
Friday 08.30 - 18.30
  If you cannot keep an appointment please let the surgery know as soon as possible, preferably in the morning to enable us to offer the appointment to someone else.

The Practice Nurses

You can make an appointment with a Practice Nurse for: New Patient Check, travel vaccines, contraceptive advice, diabetes, asthma, weight checks, cervical smears.

Patients are normally seen by appointment with the Practice Nurse. Please phone as early as possible on the day you would wish to be seen, or book ahead for a convenient appointment time.

For further details of the doctors and information about the Practice, please consult the Practice Booklet.

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Out-of-Hours Doctors

NHS111 provide out-of-hours medical services for when your GP surgery is closed.   If you need medical assistance out-of-hours, you must first contact your surgery who will provide you with a recorded message and contact options for you to ring.

This applies to students at Canterbury, Broadstairs, and Medway.

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Dental Treatment

If you need to see a dentist you should consult NHSDirect for details on the availability of local NHS dentists. You can contact them by telephone on 0845 4647, or visit where you can search the website for details.

Emergency dentists are available through Dentaline. Their normal opening hours are every evening 7pm-10.30pm plus weekends and bank holiday mornings 9.30am to 11am. Please call:

Canterbury: 01227 781818
Medway: 01634 819191
Margate: 01843 234566 (open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday evenings only, 7pm to 10.30pm)

To be exempt from NHS charges, students who are 19 and over (Full- or Part-Time) must fill in an HC1 form. Students who are under 19 must be able to prove their age and student status. HC1 forms are available from your GP Surgery, Opticians and Dental Surgeries.

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In case of emergencies, use the 999 service. If you are doing this from your campus, please ensure you advise Reception so that they can direct any Ambulance that attends.

First Aid

Students who are unwell should seek appropriate medical help from their doctor. Those who are unable to attend their doctor’s surgeries should telephone their surgery to request a home visit.

If you are in need of First Aid at the Canterbury Campus, you should go to Reception, so that appropriate help can be summoned. If you are away from the main Canterbury Campus, contact the Reception (or ‘front office’) at your campus location. The University holds details of staff who are able to provide help in cases of First Aid, and these are normally displayed at Reception, in Halls of Residence and in other key locations.


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