The University Health Centre at Queen's University Belfast is an independent National Health general medical practice located next to the Student Guidance Centre. You can access specific directions by clicking here. The practice provides both student-focused and general National Health services.
Registrations at the University Health Centre at Queens are accepted from the following catchment areas:
Please note: The University Health Centre does not accept registrations on Mondays.
*The Health Centre require processing time for all registrations, this is dependent on volumes of registrations received and you can enquire at the time of registering.
However, if you have an urgent health concern (this does not include repeat prescribing of existing medication **) please contact the surgery and discuss this with a member of the admin team: Tel: 028 9066 3634
** If you are taking regular medication, supplying a medical history from your previous GP can assist us with your prescribing requirements.
The University Health Centre at Queen's 7 University Terrace, Elmwood Mews Belfast BT7 1NP
Information on how to register with the practice for GP services depends on a number of factors including; citizenship, immigration status (if relevant); including how long you will be spending in Belfast.
Please note: If you are a student that normally resides outside the UK and Ireland you can register with the University GP practice if you are in going to be living in Belfast for three months or more. If are a student from outside the UK and Ireland and you will be living in Belfast for less than three months, you may wish to consider applying for private health insurance.
Once registration documents are accepted – we will not contact you to confirm your registration has been processed.
A Health & Care Card will be sent directly from the Business Services Organisation (BSO) (these are not issued by the Practice).
Appointments can be booked following the registration being completed.
Please note a Health & Care Card is not required for booking appointments. (our admin team are available for advice – please check our website for opening hours & contact times).
The Admissions and Access Service has been asked by the University’s Occupational Health Service to bring the following information to your attention.
Local, EU and international students aged up to 25 years and starting university for the first time, should get the Meningitis ACWY vaccine from their GP before going to university. The Meningitis ACWY vaccine will increase protection against four Meningitis groups (A,C,W and Y).
There is an increased risk of infection with meningitis spreading when people live closely to each other such as in university halls of residence and other shared accommodation. It is therefore recommended that students receive vaccination at least 2 weeks before starting university.
Meningococcal bacteria can cause:
meningitis (inflammation of the lining in the brain)
septicaemia (blood poisoning) often leading to a rash of dark spots
Meningitis can cause death or long-term health problems including:
Symptoms of meningitis:
Meningitis can affect anyone, but is common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. Symptoms of meningitis develop suddenly and can include:
a high temperature (fever) over 37.5C (99.5F)
a blotchy rash that doesn't fade when a glass is rolled over it (this won't always develop)
a stiff neck
discomfort or pain to the eyes due to light exposure
drowsiness or unresponsiveness
All students who are changing their GP or who are registering with one for the first time should choose a GP in the local area when starting university. If not already vaccinated, they can arrange to get this vaccine and other vaccines as appropriate. This should be done straight away – ideally in the first week of term – don’t leave it until later.