Health issues

Covid-19 update - The Student Health Hub is currently closed. All staff are currently working remotely so if you have any enquiries please email and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

The Student Health Hub

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

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 health advice quickly.

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. (Opening hours of the Hub may change out with term time but the telephone will be staffed during normal office hours)

 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.

For any queries regarding 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.  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 would like to share your experiences of UK health services, good or bad, please visit Care Opinion.