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  • The Medical Centre


    To maintain your health and the health of our community:

    All patients will need to speak to a GP first, before attending any GP appointment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY TO SEE A GP IF YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO A GP. Nursing appointments will continue as usual for now. If you feel you need to be seen, please arrange a telephone appointment with your GP. If you already have an appointment booked, DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY. You will receive a phone call before or on the day of your appointment. If it is clinically appropriate, the doctor will then see you the same day. This action is essential to maintain your health and health of your community as advised by the Department of Health. If your query is about coronavirus, go to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111.

    University information and guidance »

    The Medical Centre is located in the 3rd floor of the Colonnade Building on Headington Campus. It is open from 8.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (semester time only).

    Students wishing to register with us must reside within our practice area (postcodes OX1, OX3 and OX4). Students living at Harcourt Hill Campus can register with the Botley Medical Centre. Students living at Wheatley Campus can register with the Wheatley Surgery. For more surgeries within your area, please visit NHS Choices.

    Do you need a vaccination?

    All students are advised to have the MMR and Meningitis ACWY vaccination before arriving at University. Please check with your own GP before arriving to check you are up to date. Please see the new guidelines for Meningitis ACWY for students attending University.

    Where to get help and information

    During semester, appointments are available both on campus at the Medical Centre and at our main surgery, St Bartholomew’s Medical Centre, on the Cowley Road. During vacation, appointments are only available at our main surgery, St Bartholomew’s Medical Centre.

    NHS 111

    24 hour, nurse-led information helpline number: call 111 (free)

    A comprehensive NHS Choices website including:

    • Health encyclopaedia A-Z
    • Best treatments website
    • Self-help guide
    • Local information database