Skip navigation to content

Hospitals and Emergency Care

The nearest Hospital is the St Andrews Community Hospital at Largo Road, St. Andrews, KY16 8AR, Phone 01334 465656. However only minor injuries are dealt with at this hospital.

If you need the Accident and Emergency service for more serious conditions, then the nearest is at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD2 1UB. Telephone 01382 660111. For directions and information see the NHS Tayside website.   

If your or someone else's life is at risk, then call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.  (Note:  If you are using a phone in a Hall of Residence, the number to ring is 9-999).   For other help and assistance call NHS 24 on 111where you will speak to a Nurse on the phone who can give you advice and, if necessary, arrange further assistance for you.

If you live in a Hall of Residence, you should also contact your Warden or Residence Manager.

If you have any concerns regarding student welfare after 5pm or at weekends then please contact the University of St Andrews Out of Hours on 01334 476161. Your call will be transferred to a security officer who will take your details and then an appropriate member of staff will call you back to offer further assistance.

The Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is located at St Andrews Community Hospital Largo Road, St Andrews KY16 8AR. The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at St Andrews Community Hospital can be contacted directly on 01334 465683.

The service offers treatment to all who have suffered a minor injury from 8am to 6pm each weekday. The MIU can only treat injuries sustained within 72 hours. If your injury is over 72 hours old, you will need to make an appointment to see your Doctor. Those who attend the clinic with more serious injuries will be referred to either Dundee or Kirkcaldy Accident and Emergency (A&E). Anyone with a minor injury can attend without an appointment or alternatively may be referred by a GP(Doctor) or NHS 24.

When should I visit the MIU? - Examples of minor injuries include: Sprains and strains, broken bones, injuries to your arm, injuries to your lower legs - from your knee to your foot, cuts and grazes, burns and scalds, eye injuries, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites.

What can't the MIU treat ? - The clinic does not treat major injuries, stomach pains, pregnancy related problems, mental health problems, chest pains, breathing problems, conditions likely to require hospital admission or problems already being dealt with by your GP(Doctor).


If you are suffering from a Minor Injury after 6pm, patients must call NHS24 on 111 where their call will be assessed and an appointment time given to attend the nearest out of hours hospital which may be Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.  If you have difficulty with transport and live in a hall of residence you should contact your Warden, or outside of halls, contact the University's Out of Hours Security team (01334 476161).

Find more information at NHS Fife.


NHS24 - Find Local services - Find your nearest GP(Doctor), Pharmacy, Sexual Health Clinic, Travel Clinic and Dentist in your area.

NHS Inform Health A-Z high quality information on more than 800 health conditions and treatments which can be searched by A-Z or body map. Information can easily be printed by section to create an easy to read handout.


The Student Health Hub

The Student Health Hub
St Andrews Community Hospital and Health Centre
Largo Road

St Andrews
KY16 8AR
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)5777


Health issue videos