The University Health Centre building, photographed from the side

Opening hours

Surgery and reception opening times and where to go when the Health Centre is closed.

University Health Centre Christmas closure

The University Health Centre will close at 16:30 on Friday 15 December 2017 and will re-open at 08:30 on Monday 8 January 2018.

If you’re registered with us you can be seen at the Old School Surgery. They’ll be open as usual during the Christmas holiday, except for the public bank holidays. Alternatively, if you become ill whilst staying at home you could be seen at your family GP as a temporary patient.

Prescriptions after Tuesday 12 December

Please send in your prescription requests to the University Health Centre by Tuesday 12 December 2017 so we can process them before the shutdown. If you need prescriptions after Friday 15 December 2017, you can visit the Old School Surgery to complete a repeat prescription request form. Prescriptions take three working days to process.

If you’ve gone home and realise you need medication, you can request that your prescription is sent to a pharmacy in your home town. To do this:

  1. send a letter to the Old School Surgery stating the medication you’ll need and the name and full postal address (including postcode) of the pharmacy where you want the prescription to be sent
  2. when you return to the University in January, visit the Health Centre or Old School Surgery in person to verbally request that your prescription is sent to a pharmacy in Bristol.

Term-time opening hours

Both the surgery and the reception are closed outside of term time.

Surgery hours

  • Monday: 09:00–12:00 and 14:00–17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00–12:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00–12:00 and 14:00–17:00
  • Thursday: 09:00–12:00
  • Friday: 09:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:30

Reception hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 08:30–17:00
  • Friday 08:30–16:30

When the reception is open, you will be able to register with the Health Centre or book an appointment. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Out-of-hours service

Between 18:30 and 08:30 or during the weekend, you can call the night doctor (GP out-of-hours service) on 111.

The night doctor will only deal with emergency medical problems – they do not have your records.

Urgent medical care

If you have a minor, major or life-threatening condition, please see our urgent medical care guidance.

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