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FAQ's


How do I book an appointment at the Student Health Centre?

You may book an appointment by either telephoning 061 202 534 or by calling into the Student Health Centre Administration Office. It is not  possible to book appointments through email. If calling to to office, please wait until the room is free before entering. Only one person is dealt with at a time in order to maintain privacy and confidentiality for everyone.

Yes, you must check in with the Student Health Centre Administration Office even if you have already booked an appointment. If you do not check in the medical staff will not know that you are in the waiting room. In order to maintain everyone's privacy, only one person is dealt with at a time so please wait until the room is free before entering.

Payment for your appointment is made when you check in before going into the waiting room. You may pay by either cash or debit/credit card.

You must contact the Student Health Centre immediately by telephone or email if you cannot attend your appointment. Students who do not give adequate notice will be charged a €5 cancelation fee. Failure to cancel your appointment deprives other students of time with the medical team.

In order to get an appointment with the psychiatrist you must first be referred by either one of the University's counselors or doctors or by your own doctor. To see a university counselor is free but there is a €25 consultation fee to see a university doctor.

No. it is not necessary to have a referral from a doctor before booking an appointment with the physiotherapist.

Yes, you can get a prescription for the pill at the Contraceptive Clinic.

Male students are required to provide a urine sample. This sample should be taken first thing after getting up on the morning of the appointment. Urine sample bottles are available from the Student Health Centre Administration Office. Female students are not required to provide a urine sample.

No, medical certs cannot be issued retrospectively for dates in the past.

The medical card service is not covered on campus. Students are advised to seek a local GP or contact Dr Ronan Ryder's surgery directly, telephone 061 313 919.

No, EHIC holders must pay the Student Health Centre fees. However, these students may register with another doctor locally (General Practictioner/GP) or contact Dr Ronan Ryder's surgery directly, telephone 061 313 919.

The EHIC entitles you to the necessary healthcare in the Irish public system if you become ill or injured while you are here. To obtain healthcare with the card you must register with a local GP (General Practitioner). The Student Health Centre cannot accept the EHIC for payments. Detailed information regarding the EHIC is available at www.hse.ie and www.EHIC.ie.

If you think you have the mumps you should contact the Student Health Centre or your GP and request an immediate appointment. Detailed information regarding mumps can be viewed at www.mumps.ie and www.hse.ie.

It is not possible to have a smear test done at the Student Health Centre.  Please contact your GP.

If you attend A&E without a referral letter from a doctor you will have to pay approximately €110.