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Health care

It's important to look after your health while at university and to make sure that you're registered with a doctor (GP). There are a variety of health care services available close to campus when you need them.

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COVID-19 vaccinations

All adults in the UK aged 18 or over should be offered their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 19 July 2021.

To access the vaccine, registration with a GP surgery is encouraged. UCL students living in or around the Bloomsbury area are strongly encouraged to register at Ridgmount Practice (UCL's partner GP surgery).

Register online at Ridgmount Practice.

Vaccination FAQs 

The NHS has published a comprehensive set of FAQs for university students. These include questions about the following and more:

  • how to get a vaccine if you're not registered with a GP
  • what to do if you're in a different location from where you are registered with a GP
  • what to do if you're an international student who has had the first dose of a vaccine not available in the UK

Access the COVID-19 vaccination FAQs for students in higher education.

Coronavirus information

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Essential information about how we’ve been responding to the outbreak and its impact on life at UCL.


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Students are more at risk of certain illnesses than the general population, so it's important that you get the relevant vaccinations.

Register with a doctor (GP)

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Your GP (general practitioner) is your first point of contact for any issues related to your physical and mental health.

Ridgmount Practice

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Find out more about the Ridgmount Practice, UCL's partner GP surgery close to campus.

Students in self-isolation

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Find out what you need to do if you have to self-isolate and how we'll continue to support you.

Health and wellbeing tour

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View and follow UCL's Health and Wellbeing Tour, a handy introduction to how to use key health and wellbeing services in the Bloomsbury area.

Guide to health services

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With the variety of healthcare services ranging from self care to A&E, it can sometimes be confusing as to which health service you should use.

Sexual health

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Sexual health services, including testing, treatment and contraception, are free for everyone. Find out more from the NHS and find a sexual health centre.

Dental care

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Dental treatment can sometimes seem complicated. Find out how to access care and how much it costs.

Eye care

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Read NHS guidance on visiting an optician.