Clare College Cambridge

Health Related Information

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Help with Health Care Costs


Some students are eligible for help with health costs on the grounds of low income (not just because you are a student). If you qualify for support, you can apply by completing a HC1 form. You will then receive help towards the costs of NHS prescriptions, NHS dental care, sight tests, glasses and contact lenses.

You can get a HC1 form from the College Nurse's waiting room, or from your GP surgery or dentist.

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 NHS Information


For information on health concerns, self-help and support organisations and local health services



Physio Direct is a telephone self-referral service available to anyone registered with a Cambridge GP.  If you have an acute or chronic joint or soft tissue problem ring 01223 446999 Monday-Friday 13.00-17.00. The physiotherapist will make a diagnosis and prescribe exercises over the phone (call usually takes 10-15 minutes). An appointment or follow up advice will be offered if necessary.  Alternatively you can complete a self referral form available at your GP Surgery. 


 Sexual Health

iCaSH provide all aspects of sexual health, including contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) testing and treatment and genito-urinary medicine (GUM),  If you are sexually active it is a good idea to have regular sexual health checks. For information about how to access this service please click here

Free condoms, dental dams, lubrication and Sexual Health information are available from the College Nurse's waiting room, O4.  Including the Family Planning Association leaflets' on Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Outside Clinic hours you can request the key from the Porter’s lodge, Memorial Court. 

Condoms, dental dams and lubrication are also available to collect from the Welfare Pigeon holes (stocked by UCS Welfare Officers) located in each of the Porter's Lodges or via the JCR/MCR Welfare Officers.  

Should you require a pregnancy test the College Nurse can perform this and offer any support needed.  If you would prefer a pregnancy test to be delivered to your pigeon hole, this can be requested through the JCR/MCR Welfare Officers or through CUSU.   

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