For students to reach their full academic potential, they need to stay well and to be resilient. This also applies to the staff supporting them to do so.
Basic self care such as regular good food, proper sleep, exercise and relaxation are important.
Many common illnesses, such as the common cold, can be treated at home. Visit your local pharmacist for advice on self-care and over the counter medications.
BUT if you are concerned about your health, do not hesitate to contact your GP or phone NHS 24 tel. 111
Adding an ICE ("In Case of Emergency") contact to your phone can help emergency personnel to locate a friend or family member who can speak on your behalf if you become unconscious or incapacitated. You can add a contact to the lock screen as well as contacts list.
Please also make sure that you have put your 'Next of Kin' details on your student information using your log in to evision, this helps us to contact your designated person if required in emergency situations.
Need to see a Doctor? Can't get an appointment with your GP? Not yet registered?
University of Dundee Health Service provides medical advice to all staff and students.
(There is a Doctor who runs two short clinics each week.)
Call, email or come in to book an appointment.
Monday – Friday, 9:00-14:00 during semester
Monday – Thursday 9:00-14:00 during vacation
Tel: 01382 384168
Where to find us: Level 1, Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)
Students on medications or those that have pre-existing medical conditions: If you need a prescribed medication on an ongoing basis make sure that you have brought sufficient quantities with you, at least 4 weeks supply, which will be enough until you register with a local doctor in Dundee.
If you are an international student and require prescribed medication for a pre-existing medical condition, it is important that you bring a doctor's letter (in English) with you to give to the doctor in Dundee explaining your medical diagnosis / condition, and any prescribed medications you require to continue taking.
If you do not do this it may take some time to get a required prescription from the GP (General Practitioner - doctor) in Dundee and this may result in a gap in medication which may affect your ability to study.
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