Registering with a doctor

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It's important to register with a doctor (also known as a GP) as soon as you arrive here. If you live locally you can stay with the practice you're already registered with.

However, if you've moved to the area for your studies, you should register with a local doctor in case you get ill while you're here and are too unwell to travel home to see your normal doctor.

You can use the NHS Find GP Services search to find a doctor near to where you live.

Health Services

Health advice and information is available on the NHS website. There are also health services available on our two main campuses.

In Cambridge

There's a Medical Centre with an NHS GP surgery offering a full, confidential and general medical service during semester times, but you'll need to register with them to use this service.

If you're a full-time student, staying in the UK for more than six months, you'll be given time to register with the Medical Centre during your first week. It's important that you register with them or another local doctor (also known as a GP) as soon as possible – please don't wait until you're ill.

If you're staying in the UK for less than six months, you'll be seen as a Temporary Resident and don't need to pre-register.

The Medical Centre is in the Mumford Building (MUM101) and is open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (4.00pm on Friday) though it closes for lunch from 1.00 – 2.00pm. Call: 01223 698251.

During weekends, evenings and vacations, medical cover is provided by The Red House Surgery, 96 Chesterton Road, Cambridge. Call: 0844 477 3124.

In an emergency

The nearest Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) is at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge. The telephone number for all emergency services in the UK is 999. However, you should call 111 first. They'll offer advice and tell you whether or not to go to A&E.

In Chelmsford

The Rivermead Gate Medical Centre is on the edge of our Chelmsford campus and is open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm.

The telephones are switched to an emergency number between 12.30–1.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 1.00 – 2.00pm on Thursday but the surgery remains open during these times so you're still able to speak to a receptionist.

You can pop in to the Medical Centreto register or call for more information. Call: 01245 348 688.

In an emergency

The nearest Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) is at Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford.

The telephone number for all emergency services in the UK is 999. However, you should call 111 first. They'll offer advice and tell you whether or not to go to A&E.

At Peterborough

The nearest surgery to Guild House, Peterborough is:

Botolph Bridge Community Health Centre
Sugar Way
Woodston
Peterborough
PE2 9QB

Call: 01733 774500 (Press 1 for the Surgery; Press 2 for other departments in the building)

Out of Hours: Please call 111 for advice

A Minor Illness and Injury Unit is also available 8.00am - 8.00pm every day at:

City Care Centre
Thorpe Road
Peterborough
PE3 6DB

The nearest Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) is at Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate, Bretton, Peterborough.

The telephone number for all emergency services in the UK is 999. However, you should call 111 first. They'll offer advice and tell you whether or not to go to A&E.