Student Health Service

Student Health Service

The Student Health Service provides professional, confidential and courteous medical care to all registered students and apprentices of the University by appointment Monday-Friday during the academic year.

Services:

The student health service is not a replacement for a student’s own G.P.

Our services are provided as an addition to your own GP or specialist medical service. Students who have an ongoing illness or chronic condition should see their usual doctor.

We offer care relating to:

• Day to day/ On the day illness

• Minor Illness e.g. coughs and colds, chest infection, gastro-enteritis, urinary tract infection

• Recent/New Injuries: minor injuries, burns, dressings etc.

• Sexual Health & Contraception Services

• Mental Wellbeing

• Medical Emergencies – always given priority

Location:

We are located on the 1st floor of the Count John McCormack Centre on main campus. Eircode: N37 FK59.

Appointments:

Telephone 090 64 68063 (Mon - Thurs 08.30 -10.30 11.00-12.30 14.00-16.00 Friday 08.30-10.30 11.00-12.00).

Walk-in ‘sick on the day’ nurse triage service daily 11:00-12:00 - urgent care only.

MIDOC provides an out of hours medical service between 6pm -8am and at weekends via 1800 302 702.

Medical Emergency 999/112

Costs:

Nurse consultations: € FREE

Doctor consultations: € 15.00 contribution (Bank Card Payment Only)

Medical Cards: The student health centre does not operate as a medical card practice, all medical card holders are encouraged to attend their own GP if within the Athlone area, or if not to register with a local GMS doctor. You can apply for a medical card online via www.medicalcard.ie.

E.U. Students/Erasmus: Students who are currently registered with TUS are entitled to free medical consultation and prescriptions in Ireland on presentation of a valid European Health Card.

Non E.U. Students: All other foreign Nationals other than EU students have no medical card entitlements here. It is recommended that you have adequate medical insurance on arrival. You are however welcome to attend the College Doctor at the student rate in the Health Centre during term time. We also encourage overseas students to register with a GP in your area as the TUS doctors are only available throughout term time.

Sexual Health Service:

Free Sexual Health & Contraceptive appointments are available on campus via https://forms.office.com/r/CkAmcet5J3

You can visit www.sh24.ie for free home STI testing. Further information about sexual health and free services available at www.sexualwellbeing.ie

Student Health Matters:

Students can access safe, evidence based and reliable health information instantly at the touch of a button via the app. Available for for iPhone and Android devices and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play.

iPhone App Store link: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1477636661

Google Play Store Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.expertselfcare.studenthealthmatters​​​​​​​