Health Related Information
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.
Click here for more information about HC1 forms
For information on health concerns, self-help and support organisations and local health services
NHS Direct: 0845 46 47 (24 hour advice and information for health concerns)
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 Advice Service for Cambridgeshire - Comprehensive information on sexual health issues including:
What to do if you have been exposed to HIV in last 3 days,
Information on sexual assault assistance & support
If you are sexually active it is a good idea to have regular sexual health checks, you can do this by booking an appointment online or by contacting:
The Laurels- 20 Newmarket Rd (08456 50 51 52)
Clinic 1a - Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic
Free condoms 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.
Chlaymdia Self Test: a free postal test can be requested from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Chlamydia Screening Programme
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.