If you become unwell or are injured make sure you choose the right NHS service to make sure you get the best treatment.
Expert Self Care App
- The Expert Self Care Student App is a one stop guide to answering common student health questions within seconds:
Every year in Cambridge there are cases of Meningitis, which is a life threatening infection. Please familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms and seek medical help immediately if you have concerns about yourself or someone else.
ALL students studying in the UK for more than 6 months should register at a Doctors/General Practioner Practice.
Please discuss with the College Nurse as soon as possible if you do not wish to register, or have any questions about the health service in the UK.
Once registered please inform student services of which practice you have chosen.
The closest GP Surgeries to College are:
- Bridge Street Medical Centre (tel: 01223 652671)
- 56 Trumpington Street (tel: 01223 361611)
- Newnham Walk Surgery (tel: 01223 366811)
- 1 Huntingdon Road (tel: 01223 364127)
Overnight and at weekends NHS 111 provide access to the out of hours' GP service and can be contacted on 111 or via your GP surgery's number. They are usually based at Chesterton Hospital, Union Lane. Please remember that this service is for conditions which cannot wait until your GP practice is open.
If you are feeling unwell it is a good idea to let the Porter’s Lodge know so that relevant help/people can be informed if necessary.
- Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge: (01223 245151) You may be referred here by your GP/Dr for clinics to see Specialist Doctors. It is not possible to self refer for these services.
- Accident & Emergency Department, Addenbrooke’s: (01223 217118) For acute life threatening accidents or conditions, see below.
A&E or 999
In an extreme emergency the nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at Addenbrooke's Hospital. An extreme emergency is a condition such as a suspected broken bone, a severe wound that requires stitching, suspected heart attack or any other life threatening condition. Please use this service appropriately!
To contact the emergency services (fire, police or ambulance) telephone 999. You should only call 999 in an emergency, state where you are, what the problem is and please alert the Porters of the emergency, to help deliver care and to ensure that the emergency services are promptly directed when necessary.
For information on health concerns, self-help and support organisations, local health services including finding a local NHS dentist.
If you have any allergies and require medication please alert the College Nurse of your diagnosis. A list of students with severe allergies (Anaphylaxis) is compiled by the College Nurse to ensure catering and First Aiders are aware of the potential risks of a life-threatening reaction.
The College stocks Auto-adrenaline injectors (AAI's) for emergency use only in the event of a Anaphylactic reaction. These are located in the Porters Lodges, Health Centre, Boathouse, Playing fields and kitchen. College first aiders are trained to assist an individual in the use of these devices.
The College has three Automated External Defibrillators for use in the event of a Cardiac arrest. These are located in the Forecourt Lodge, boathouse and playing fields.
- University Dental Service: 3 Trumpington Street (01223 332860)
- NHS in England - Dentists
- For emergency dental care telephone 01223 723093 (weekdays only)#
Counselling and Mental Health
- University Counselling Service : 3 Bene't Place (01223 332865)
- Mind - a Mental Health charity: Helpline (0845 766 0163)
- Samaritans - 4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW: National Helpline (116 123)
- Nightline - 17 St Edwards Passage, Tel 01223 367575 7pm-7am nightly throughout term
- Get some Headspace - http://www.getsomeheadspace.com
- Mindfulness at Clare College - http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Mindfulness-at-Clare/
- Mindfulness Based Stress reduction Therapy Intensive Course - http://www.cambridgebuddhistcentre.com/stress_and_pain/stress_reduction.php
Eating Disorders - for information and help
Foreign Travel Information
Physiotherapy and sports injuries
- Physio Direct is a telephone self-referral service available to anyone registered with a Cambridge GP. If you have an acute or chronic joint or soft tissue problem ring 01223 446999 Monday-Friday 13.00-17.00. The physiotherapist will make a diagnosis and prescribe exercises over the phone (call usually takes 10-15 minutes). An appointment or follow up advice will be offered if necessary. Alternatively you can complete a self referral form available at your GP Surgery.
- Cambridge Health & Performance Website - http://www.chap.uk.com/
Sexual Health and Contraception
For comprehensive information on sexual health and to book online sexual health appointments at: http://www.icash.nhs.uk/
- Family Planning Association
- Free Chlamydia Test
- Information on Sexual assault: http://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/files/sexual_assault_disclosure_…
- Safe places map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z50iiJhBI-iI.k17np3YVt9fU
- Consent: http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk/campaigns/consent/ConsentPDF.pdf
- Myths about Consent: http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk/consent