Whilst studying in Coventry, all students need to register with a medical doctor (general practitioner (GP)) as soon as possible, to ensure they receive adequate healthcare. This isn’t normally a problem; the Medical Centre and the Student Centre hold special sessions during induction week to complete medical registration quickly and efficiently. You don’t even need a medical card to register, a new one will be sent in the post.
The University’s Medical Centre has a team of eight independent doctors––both male and female––from a local medical practice, and their team of nurses provide a daily medical support service for students. The Medical Centre is open Monday to Friday during term time. There are also district nurses, midwives, and community psychiatric nurses at the practice’s main surgery on Radford Road. Students who are registered with the Medical Centre can also access the out-of-hours service at the Radford Road surgery on Saturday mornings and during University holidays: or anyone can go to the NHS Walk-in Medical Centre on Stoney Stanton Road.
However, if you need urgent medical attention, you should go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, in Walsgrave, or call the Emergency Services on 999. If you are on campus, alert the Protection Service on +44 (0) 24 7688 8555.
The Medical Centre can be contacted at:
Coventry CV1 5QP
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7655 1725