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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Ridgmount Practice

Ridgmount Practice (UCL's partner GP surgery) is now offering online, video and phone consultations as well as face to face appointments. Please get in contact with the surgery to discuss your consultation options ahead of any appointment.

Visit the Ridgmount Practice website for further information.


Support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Students continue to have access to a wide range of support through the coronavirus outbreak, offered remotely. 

Our comprehensive support pages outline what is available. If you have more general concerns or questions about the virus, please read our advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

Vaccinations and illnesses that require vigilance

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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.

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.