It is important to register with a GP (General Practitioner) as soon as you arrive at University. You can do this through the Student Health Service. For all other physical health needs, please see the information below.
Registering with a GP / Student Health Service
The Student Health Service is available to all students living in QMUL accommodation at the Mile End or Whitechapel campuses or who live in the borough of Tower Hamlets (E1, E2, E3 and E14). It is located on the ground floor of the Geography Building on the Mile End campus.
If you do not live locally and would like to register with a GP where you live, you can search for a GP surgery on the NHS website using your postcode. GP surgeries will normally register all international students. You can find information about how to access healthcare as a UK, international or EU/EEA student here.
An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation. In many cases the quickest way to get help is to go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. A&E departments are located in certain hospitals and are open 24 hours a day. You can use the use the “Find and choose” tool on the NHS website to find your nearest A&E.
The closest A&E to the Mile End and Whitechapel campuses is at The Royal London Hospital, located opposite Whitechapel underground station.
If you think immediate treatment by paramedics is needed, call 999 for an ambulance.
Find your nearest A&E
Walk-in/urgent care centres
Walk-in/urgent care centres are a facility you can go to if you have a minor illness or injury and it can't wait until your GP surgery is open. You can find information about what medical issues these centres deal with and how to access your local centre.
A pharmacist can give you advice for many common minor illnesses, such as diarrhoea, minor infections, headache, travel advice or sore throats. A list of pharmacies located near to QMUL can be obtained from the Student Health Service located on the ground floor of the Geography Building on the Mile End campus. Alternatively, you can use the “Find and choose” tool on the NHS website to find a local pharmacy.
Find a pharmacy
You can use the "Find and choose" tool on the NHS website to find a local dentist to register with.
Find a dentist
A list of opticians located near to QMUL can be obtained from the Student Health Service located on the ground floor of the Geography Building on the Mile End Campus. Alternatively, you can use the "Find and choose" service on the NHS website to find a local optician.
Find an optician
If you want to find out how to access sexual healthcare, please visit our page on sexual health.
NHS 111 – You can call 111 when you need medical help but it’s not an emergency (in an emergency you should call 999). You can call 111 for medical advice over the phone and they will advise you about what to do. This may involve providing healthcare advice or directing you to local medical care. You can call 24 hours a day, and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. There is also a confidential interpreter service available in many languages, simply state which language you wish to use when the NHS 111 operator answers your call.
UKCISA Health and Healthcare advice – If you are an international student, you can find out here what National Health Service (NHS) treatment you are entitled to, what services are free of charge and general advice about keeping healthy during your studies in the UK.