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Health Issues

The University of St Andrews does not have an in-house medical facility but there are two medical practices locally who have many years of experience dealing with the student body. Students are strongly encouraged to ensure that they register with a local practice on arrival at the University or that they contact the one they wish to join to discuss already existing medical conditions if they have any concerns about a seamless transition to their medical care. They are then registered until they graduate from the university and their healthcare will be free at point of access. 

The healthcare provision for short term study students (here for 1 semester) is different.

When unwell, students are encouraged to call one of the two practices at the St Andrews Community Hospital to book an appointment with a doctor. For minor injuries, students can request to speak to a Nurse or Doctor to describe their symptoms or they can contact NHS24 or call free on 111. For more serious conditions including A&E, the nearest hospital is Ninewells in Dundee.

If a student is living in hall, they should also contact their Warden or Residential Services Manager. Residence staff are not medically qualified. However, all Wardennial staff and some other residence staff are trained in first aid (including Mental Health First Aid) and will liaise with emergency health services as appropriate.  University staff cannot be responsible for the ongoing medical care of any student



(Advice and Support Centre)
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020