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UCD Student Health Service

Student Health Service

 About us

The Student Health Service provides on-campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care to registered students of the university. The staff of the Student Health Service provides a service within an ethos of respect, courtesy and confidentiality and aim at all times to operate to the highest professional standards.  All consultations are treated in strict confidence.  No information is give to others without permission.

The service is envisaged as an addition to the student's own family doctor or specialist medical services. It operates within resource constraints so certain service limitations apply. Students should continue to attend their own General Practitioner, especially if Dublin based. 
The Student Health Service regrets that due to resource constraints we are unable to see all students who request a same day appointment. We endeavour to see as many students as possible within available resources.

We ask that you assist us in the following ways:

  1. We encourage students from Dublin to continue to use their own GP
  2. We also request that you book one of our urgent slots when you are acutely unwell or distressed, and not for ongoing problems.
  3. Please be aware that when you are seen at an urgent appointment the doctor can only deal with the urgent problem.  You may be asked to make an appointment to deal with other problems.
  4. A list of alternative options is provided by the Service when we are unable to facilitate you


How to make an appointment if you are unwell
If you need to be seen today or have an urgent complaint  please contact us on 01 716 3134/3143 to avail of one of the urgent slots.   There are a limited number of urgent appointments each day and it is advised to contact us early in the morning to avail of these.  You can also make an appointment at the Student Health Service reception.   

How to make a routine appointment for a doctor or nurse
To make a routine appointment please contact us on (01) 716 3134/3143 or call in to the student health service reception.  Students should note that they may have to wait up to one week to see a doctor for a routine appointment.    

Checking in for your Booked Appointment
Please check in at reception desk.

Paying for your Appointment
Payment for all visits to the doctor and nurse is made on the same day.  Students may pay at reception using a credit/debit card or cash at reception after the consultation. 

Our Location
The Student Health Service is located on the Belfield Campus in the Student Centre Building, on the first floor. 

Out of Hours Medical Service:

EastDoc       Tel. 01.2094021   (6pm-10pm weekdays   &10am-6pm Weekends/Bank holidays)
Contactors   Tel. 01. 8300244  (House Call Service - 24 hour service)

Accident and Emergency at St. Vincent's University Hospital can be used to assess any acute medical or psychiatric emergency 24 hours a day      *Please note there is a charge for all of the above servcies.


Emergencies receive priority and are dealt with immediately by the doctors and nurses during normal opening hours.
Outside opening hours please contact: EASTDOC or CONTACTORS as already mentioned.


Local  Doctors

Dr Donal McCafferty (GMS)
Dr Noreen O’Hanrahan (GMS)
Mount Merrion Medical Centre
71 Deerpark Road
Mount Merrion   Tel.  (01) 288 1287

Dr Mary Short (GMS)
Rock Medical Centre
40 Main Street
Blackrock   Tel. (01) 278 3870

Dr Ian O’Grady
115 Morehampton Road
Donnybrook  Tel. (01) 269 3347

Dr Brigid Sheehy
Dr John Redmond (GMS)
Blackrock Medical Centre
2 Frascati Park
Blackrock   Tel.  (01) 288 9649



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