Clare College Cambridge

College Nurse

Helen James is an experienced Registered General Nurse who can assist with a wide range of health and welfare needs. This includes assessment, support and advice for student’s experiencing minor illnesses and injuries, mental health issues or more general support for all manner of worries and personal or emotional issues. If more specialised help or treatment is required, the College Nurse can help refer you or point you in the right direction whether via your GP, the University Counselling Service or other local service.

Any information shared with the College Nurse is treated in strict medical confidence and will not be divulged to anyone without your consent.

Health & Welfare Centre
O4, Memorial Court

Tel: (01223) 766254 



Appointments - bookable online


To ensure slots are regularly available, a combination of appointments are available to book online.  Slots are released either 1 week in advance (Appointment Clinic) or 24 hours in advance (Acute Clinic).

Students should only attend the Health Centre having booked in advance - unfortunately it will not be possible to be seen if you arrive without an appointment.  Last minute booking is possible when attending the acute clinic (see below)


During Full Term


Appointment Clinic:  

Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri 08:00-10:00

Weds & Thurs 14:30-15:30

Time slots will be displayed below from a week in advance. Students can book a double appointment if a longer consultation time is needed.   If there is nothing displayed for a specific day, appointments are already fully booked.   If you find that a scheduled time is no longer convenient, please cancel online to allow another student to use this slot.  


Acute Clinic

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 10:30-12:30 

Thurs 12:00-14:00 

Time slots will be displayed 24hours in advance and can be booked up until just before the appointment (where still available). These clinics are intended for more urgent needs or attendance at short notice.


Outside of Full Term


Strictly by appointment only


Out of Hours

If you need medical advice outside these hours please click here for more information about where to seek help.