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Welcome to the Student Health Centre

                          ** TELEPHONE 061 202 534 **                                

The Student Health Centre is located in block C, level M (room CM061) in the main building and provides a service for University of Limerick registered students only.

The Student Health Centre is an urgent care/advisory service and deals with all general health issues as they present. Any students with a long term medical condition which requires regular follow up should register with a local GP, as the Student Health Centre is not a GP service. Our services include access to: doctor (GP), nurse, contraceptive clinic, sexual health clinic and physiotherapy.

The Student Health Centre is part of the Student Affairs Divsion which provides a comprehensive range of professional administrative and support services to the entire university campus.  

Appointments can be booked Monday to Fiday 10:00 to 16:00 by telephoning 061 202 534. They cannot be booked via email.

For all other enquiries please email Ria.Toland@ul.ie.

If you think you might be a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19:

  • You should to wait a minimum of 48 hours for public health to contact you.
  • You will be notified via a text or phone call or via an alert on your Covid app to say you are a contact of COVID case.
  • You should STAY AT HOME AND WAIT for a public health organised TEST.
  • Your student health service / GP / out of hours service cannot get you tested any faster than public health and are busy prioritising the care of patients who are medically unwell at this time.
  • We understand people are worried if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 but please be patient and kind and give public health time to contact you.
  • If in doubt; sit it out, stay home, self isolate and seek medical advice before coming to college.
  • You can access further support via the HSELive Coronavirus Helpline which is open 8am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday Tel: 1850 24 1850  or  01 240 8787

Reporting of a Positive Diagnosis

If you are unfortunate enough to test positive, please email COVID19Report@ul.ie as soon as possible with the date you were last on campus and when you were diagnosed. Only members of the University's Health and Safety team have access to this email in order to help monitor the number of COVID-19 incidences on campus. Your details may be used to initiate early contact tracing and the provision of health advice. Records will be deleted by UL after 30 days.

Useful Links

HSE website

UL Community Latest Information

Covid 19 Presentation

International Students

Covid Tracker App 

Department of Foreign Affairs



In line with the current Covid-19 restrictions we have had to make some alterations to our procedures:-

  • Appointments can only be booked by telephoning 061 202 534.  They cannot be booked via email or by going to the Student Health Centre Reception.
  • We currently cannot offer any walkin appointments as access to the Student Health Centre will be very restricted and controlled in a manner to ensure compliance with Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Our medical services will be delivered initially by 'telephone/video triage' so it is important that you telephone first to make an appointment. 
  • For a very limited number of issues/conditions we can attempt to provide face to face consultations under very strict infection prevention and control protocols.
  • Same day appointments can only be provided in exceptional medical circumstances. In all other cases appointments will be provided as soon as possible.  Priority will be given to urgent issues.
  • All prescriptions are now electronically sent by the doctor directly to a local pharmacy.  You will not need to come in to the Student Health Centre just to pick up a prescription.

When ringing, please state what specific type of appointment you wish to book e.g. contraceptive clinic, STI screening, phyisotherapy, dressing, stitch removal etc.  If your appointment does not fall in to any particular category this would be called a general doctor or general nurse appointment.

  • Ring 999 for medical emergencies i.e. for serious illness or injury, or someone's life is at risk
  • UL Campus Emergency (24 hours) - Tel: 061 21 3333
  • Dr Ronan Ryder, Old Windmill Medical Centre (out of hours) - Tel: 061 313 919
  • Limerick Doc (out of hours) - Tel: 087 755 1570
  • Shannon Doc (out of hours) - Tel: 1850 212 999
  • ​HSELive Coronavirus Helpline - Tel: 1850 24 1850  or  01 240 8787 (Mon-Fri 0800-1930, Sat, Sun 00900-16.30)

Medical card holders may use their cards for prescription purposes and for the STI and contraceptive clinics but all other services will incur a charge. Local students with medical cards are advised to visit their own GP. Non-local students with medical cards are advised to register with a local GP. Please state when booking an appointment that you have a medical card.

The confidential treatment of health information and health records is a professional obligation of all staff of the Student Health Centre. All consultations are treated in the strictest confidence and no information is given to others without written permission.

For further information please see our privacy statement.

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