Student Health Service

Student Health Service

Our student health service is available to all registered students and apprentices of the Institute on 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 currently housed in a grey prefabricated structure at the rear of the main campus building.

Appointments:

In line with the academic year, the student health service is now closed. If you need to see a Doctor, please contact your own GP. We look forward to resuming a comprehensive service on campus in September.

If you are residing in Athlone over the summer, without access to your GP, you may contact Newtown Medical Centre, Athlone via 090 64 72075 to seek a consultation. Please note that private consultation fees will apply. MIDOC provides an out of hours medical service between 6pm -8am and at weekends via 1850 302 702.

Medical Emergency 999/112

HSE Covid Helpline 1850 24 1850

HSE Websitewww.hse.ie

Costs:

Nurse consultations: € FREE

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

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 AIT 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 AIT college doctors are only available throughout term time.

Medical Certification:

Medical Certificates are only issued by a Doctor. Retrospective certification can not be issued so you should contact the Student Health Centre, at the time of illness or event.

Reliable Health Information:

Download our Free ‘Student Health Matters App’ which provides clear and reliable health information for students in Ireland. Choose Athlone Institute of Technology as your college for information on college supports.

This app will help you look after your health and safety when worried about a health problem or if you are too embarrassed to ask for help or don’t know what to do next. It works offline and offers quick and easy access to useful information.

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

Visit www.hse.ie

Staff Referrals:

Students are encouraged to make appointments with the Student Health Service independently by telephoning us on 090 64 68063.

Occasionally, students require support to engage with our service and are referred by Institute staff. Completion of this referral: https://forms.office.com/r/fyWscQeptQ is essential in order that relevant background information is provided at the time of referral.

Referrals are reviewed by the Institute Nurse & Health Centre Coordinator during teaching weeks on Monday-Thursday 09.00 - 17.00 and Friday 09.00 - 12.30.

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