As we continue to navigate the current pandemic we wanted you to be aware of some changes to our way of working at SHS. 

  • Our phone lines are open from 9:30am each morning and 2pm in the afternoon. 
  • ALL appointments begin with a telephone consultation. This is a medical consultation, therefore there is a charge for the telephone consultation.
  • There is no charge to the student for a Covid telephone consult.
  • We will need a contact number to phone you & you will need to answer.
  • You will be asked to pay for your telephone consultation at the time of booking.
  • Do not come to the SHS without first contacting us.
  • You may be asked standard questions about your exposure to Covid 19 at the time of booking.
  • For full details and FAQs click here

Mumps is an acute viral illness that causes fever, headache and usually painful swollen salivary glands with swollen cheeks or jaws. Learn more about mumps including prevention and treatment.

Student Health recognises how student life can be challenging for many students in UCD. Therefore there are many ways for students to avail of help and guidanceSupport Serviceswhen faced with urgent or minor difficulties during their time at UCD. You can also find information about sourcing valid and reliable online supports here.

Sign up to SilverCloud for secure, immediate access to online CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes, tailored to your specific needs. Learn skills and support measures to manage anxiety, depression and stress.

Exercise can boost your mental and physical health, improve your academic performance and overall contribute to a happier more fulfilled life. Oftentimes, we make excuses about why we cannot exercise but take a few minutes to consider the benefits of exercise and plan how you can build it into your life.

Learn more about the importance of exercise and the various ways you can try exercise at UCD

Both the Health Sciences Library and the James Joyce Library provide a Books on Prescription collection. This collection includes books written by various experts on many different self-help topics such as mental health, nutrition, physical health and more.

Update: The UCD Student Health Service does not currently have the Flu vaccine available. Students can book an appointment with participating pharmacys in order to receive their shot. 

Students in at risk groups and healthcare students are strongly advised to get the flu vaccine if you have not already done so. Find out what to do if you have flu like symptoms

Healthy UCD provides information and various opportunities for the staff and students of UCD to improve their overall health status. 

In 2019, the HSE reported an increase in the number of cases of meningococcal cases in December and early January as compared with the same period last 2018. However, The HSE stated that this was not an outbreak. However, it is always important for students to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis. There a number of vaccines that help prevent particular kinds of meningitis. The HSE are not advising any other vaccines at present for the student age group unless you are in an at risk group. Please read the information available here. 

The HSE has introduced My Options, a new free unplanned pregnancy support service which will be the first point of contact for support and information about an unplanned pregnancy.

My Options offers non-directive, free counselling and information for people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Information is available about all options, including continued pregnancy supports and abortion services.

Visit myoptions.ie  for information or freephone 1800 828 010

It is strongly reccommended for all students entering UCD to be vaccinated against Measles, Mumps & Rubella. Learn more information here to ensure you are vaccinated against MMR.