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Looking after yourself

Minor health issues

In the summer of 2018 the University will be launching its new Student Health Strategy which incorporates lots of different access routes for students to get help. 

If you have a minor health issue, why don't you:

  • Look up the Student Health Guide in your hall of residence room
  • Consult the list of people you might want to turn to for advice - the list will be on your residential room pinboard
  • Download and look up the new Student Health App if you have a smartphone - either through Android or iOS
  • Call the Student Health Hub - 01334 465777 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm to ask advice - perhaps a chat with a Triage nurse might help without needing an actual appointment
  • Call the ASC - the University's one-stop-shop for student advice on North Street.
  • If it is a mental health issue the ASC will help you make an appointment to talk with someone at Student Services; a Life and Wellbeing Adviser, a Coach, a Support Adviser, a Counsellor, a Mental Health Coordinator.
  • Talk to a pharmacist at either Boots the Chemist on Market Street, Lloyds pharmacy at St Andrews Community Hospital or the pharmacy at Morrisons.  The pharmacist can be very helpful in giving advice regarding skin complaints, emergency contraception, UTI's, conjunctivitis, coughs and colds etc.  Some drugs and medicines can be bought over the counter without a Doctor's prescription.


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


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