Health

If you have health concerns while studying please see some information below on help that is available.

 

Costs

If you have to pay for prescriptions, eyesight tests or NHS dental treatment you may be eligible for help with the costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme.

To find out if you are eligible, you need to request a HC1 form, fully complete it and send it off.

 

Sexual Health

There are a number of services that are provided on the Medway Campus. These include:

  • Condoms
  • Depo Injection
  • Implant
  • Coils
  • Pill
  • STI
  • Emergency Contraception 
  • Asymptomatic Screening

These services can be found in Medway Building M0-04.

Opening hours - Monday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursday 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. 

If any students have any questions or concerns regarding sexual health then the NHS have a Medway Sexual Health Hub and their details can be found here.

 

Kent Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre will accept direct self-referrals from clients who do not wish to involve the Police following a sexual assault and/or rape.  The Centre can provide the following:

  • Forensic medical examination by a Forensic Nurse Examiner
  • Consultation, advice and referral relating to health interventions required
  • Consultation and advice regarding forensic evidence
  • Telephone consultation, where agreed by appointment
  • Crisis support provided by an independent worker

Address:
Beech House
Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
ME16 9PH

Contact Details: 07785 925507

 

GP (Doctors)

You should register ASAP with a local GP while studying on the Medway campus. 

We recommend that you register with the DMC Sunlight Surgery so that if you do have any health issues or concerns you have a local practice to visit for advice and support.

 

Mental Health Crisis Support


Drug and Alcohol Issues?

For help with Drug and alcohol issues contact Turning Point's Medway Active Recovery Centre for advice. 

First Floor, 55 Green Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 1AE 

T: 0300 123 1560

 

 

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