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Doctors & Nurses

Our doctors and nurses are available for urgent and routine appointments and must be booked in advance. All consultations are treated in strict confidence. No information is given to others without the student’s prior permission. If you would specifically like to arrange an appointment with a male or female staff member, please let us know at time of booking.

The Student Health Centre operates within resource constraints so we encourage students from Dublin to continue to use their own GP. We also request that you only book one of our urgent slots when you are acutely unwell or distressed and not for ongoing problems. We endeavour to see as many students as possible however we may not be able to see everyone who requests a same day appointment.

Blood Tests

If you require a blood test, please first book a consultation with a doctor. 

Contraception

Your first prescription for contraception must be issued by a doctor. Follow up consultations for renewal of prescriptions may be made with the nurse.

Please note you cannot attend the nurse for a prescription unless you have previously seen a doctor in the Student Health Centre for your contraception.

 

STI Tests

STI Clinics are available by appointment only in the Student Health Centre for students who want to undergo a routine test or for those who are experiencing symptoms of an STI.

There is a nurse-led clinic on a Tuesday & Wednesday morning for those who require routine STI screening and have no acute symptoms. There is a €40 charge. Please see attached sheet for further information on nurse led STI Clinic - Nurse Led Sexual Health

For those experiencing symptoms and who require a prescription, screenings take place on Wednesday mornings and are led by a doctor. There is a €60 charge for the doctor's clinic. 

What’s involved?

  • You will be asked for a medical and sexual history.
  • You will be examined and a swab test will be taken.
  • All patients will be offered a blood test, but it may not be necessary in every case.
  • For males, a urine sample is taken; please do not pass urine for one hour before your scheduled appointment.
  • Results

Your doctor will be in contact regarding receiving your results, which should be back within 10 days.  

St. James’ Hospital holds STI Clinics throughout the week; please see their GUIDE website for more details.

Student Counselling

The UCD Student Counselling Service is a free and confidential service staffed by professionally qualified psychologists and counsellors.  They aim to provide easily accessible support for students when personal issues arise that affect their happiness, well-being, capacity to cope, relationships or learning. Please click here for more information. 

Sports Clinic

Appointments are available on Thursdays and Fridays through the Health Centre with Dr. Joe Conway; a Sports and Exercise specialist. Please note there is a €50 charge for this clinic.

Vaccinations

A variety of vaccinations are made available throughout the year, please call the clinic for more information on availability and price.

Addiction Counsellor

Donal Kieran is a student focussed addiction Counsellor who is available for appointments through the Student Health Centre. This is a free service available to all students who want to discuss parental, peer or personal addiction problems in the strictest of confidence.