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 Institute on Monday-Friday during the academic year.

We continue to operate in line with Public Health advice and guidance to reduce the risk of any potential COVID-19 virus transmission among our students and staff. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, the Student Health Service will continue to operate on a very strict ‘BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY’ basis to ensure that optimal infection prevention and control measures can be maintained at all times.

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE STUDENT HEALTH FACILITY WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING THE PRACTICE ON 090 64 68063.

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:

Telephone 090 64 68063 daily (08.30 - 16.00). For same day service, phone before 11am if possible.

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

Costs:

Nurse consultations: € FREE

Doctor consultations: € 15.00 contribution (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.

Sexual Health Service:

Join our waiting list here: https://forms.office.com/r/CkAmcet5J3

If you have symptoms of concern, please telephone us on 0906468063 for nurse triage and prioritisation of appointment.

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.

COVID-19 Tests:

The HSE will provide a pop-up PRC test centre at AIT on Friday 1st October 2021 10.00 - 12.00. Appointments via QR code. Details available via student email.

COVID-19 Vaccination:

Covid-19 vaccines will protect you from serious illness from Covid-19 (Coronavirus). To get a free Covid-19 vaccine on campus, you can register for an appointment via https://vaccine.hse.ie/ The next clinic takes place on Wednesday 29th September 10.00 - 16.30.

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.

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