Health

If you have health concerns while studying please see some information below on the type of 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

If any students have any questions or concerns regarding sexual health then the Medway NHS Foundation has a walk in clinic and can be contacted by telephone.  They are based at Medway Maritime Hospital 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

 

Sunlight Surgery Clinic

The clinic is aimed at ailments that need an urgent appointment, for example, sudden onset of abdominal pain, productive cough, sore throats, urinary infections, morning after pill, the generally unwell etc. The clinic is nurse practitioner led with GP back up at Sunlight Surgery.

The clinics are aimed primarily at Sunlight patients but the Nurse Practitioner does have the ability to register patients at the point of contact.

Location: M0-04

Opening hours: Thursday 11am - 3pm (term time only)

 

Mental Health Crisis Support


Mental Health Drop-in

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
Gillingham
ME7 1AE 

 

T: 0300 123 1560

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