IOE Student Helpdesk


Accessing Healthcare

It's important to look after your health whilst at university and there are a variety of health care services available close to campus when you need them – you can find further information about these on the healthcare page (including a guide to health services and a health and wellbeing tour of the Bloomsbury area).

It’s important that you register with a doctor (GP) as soon as you arrive as this will help ensure your GP can process your registration in good time, allowing you to access health care early on if needed. When it comes to health concerns (physical health or mental health), your GP should always be your first point of contact throughout your time at UCL.

If you live in London, it is likely you will live within the catchment area for Ridgmount Practice, UCL’s partner health clinic, and should be able to register online. If you live outside Ridgmount Practice’s catchment area, you can search for an NHS GP surgery near you on the NHS website, and you will need to contact them to find out how to register.

For more information about Ridgmount Practice, please watch this 2-minute video. For more information about accessing healthcare in the UK, please watch this 6-minute video.