Health issues

The Student Health Hub

For any health concerns, contact The Student Health Hub on +44 (0)1334 46 5777 or email

The University's Student Health Hub, an office located in the local community hospital, is staffed by University staff who understand how to help you access healthcare. The office is physically open on a Monday, 9am to 4pm term time only. Please see the semester dates page for term dates. Outwith these days/times you can still contact us either by telephone or email during normal office hours. If you telephone, please ask for a member of staff from the hub team.

The Student Health Hub office will be closed on the following Public Holidays, however, we can still be reached by telephone or email.

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While “Doctor” may be the commonly accepted term internationally for a medical service provider, you may not need a doctor – for there are many additional healthcare services available in St Andrews which are sometimes more appropriate. In these webpages you will find a description of these services to help you know where to turn to. 

Please also view these web pages for further information on NHS services for Student Health and Know Who To Turn To if you become unwell and are unsure who you should contact

For any queries regarding student healthcare, a good place to start is The Student Health HubThe office is right in the centre of the local hospital which is staffed by trained members of Student Services between 8.30am to 4pm on a Monday and Friday during term time.  Outwith these days/times you can still contact The Student Health Hub either by telephone or email during normal office hours. Although the NHS is an independently run service and the university is unable to have any control or influence over clinical decisions, we want to do all we can to help students access the NHS.

All international students must change to a UK mobile sim whilst studying in St Andrews in order to access medical services.

Healthcare in St Andrews

There are two NHS medical practices in St Andrews - Pipeland and Blackfriars. You will find both practices at St Andrews Community Hospital. St Andrews Community Hospital also houses:

  • The Student Health Hub
  • Minor Injuries
  • Treatment Room
  • Outpatients
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dentist
  • X-ray
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy

St Andrews Community Hospital is over a mile from the town centre. It takes about 20 minutes to walk, or approximately £3.50 by taxi or there are various buses that either stop at the hospital or nearby. Please visit Stagecoach or Moffat and Williamson for current timetables and fares.

If you are commuting to St Andrews, you can find your closest NHS Doctor via NHS Inform.

If you would like to share your experiences of UK health services, good or bad, please visit Care Opinion.