For more information on all matters relating to Student Health, please see our online Student Healthcare Booklet
All students are required to register with a local General Practitioner and should do so as soon as possible in their first term in Bangor. Local practices and details of special student health services are given below:
How to register with a G.P.
You are free to choose which practice to register with, and, of course, if you are already living in the area you may choose to remain registered with your appropriate practice. We recommend you complete your registration as soon as possible after your arrival. You can paste the following link into your browser:
Early registration at Bodnant is particularly important if you take regular medication or if you have a long-term condition. All surgeries, including Bodnant, require 3 working days’ notice to prepare prescriptions under normal circumstances. Although we will always attempt to help out in an emergency, long term prescriptions are far easier to deal with if we have plenty of prior notice of your request.
The most convenient ways to request any long-term medication from the surgery are via either the e-consult system which is easily accessible from the home page of the surgery website: www.bodnantmedicalcentre.co.uk or the “myhealthonline” system. To register for “myhealthonline” we need to see you face-to-face, so please come and see us in the student fair with photo ID and proof of address. You can also come Bodnant Surgery reception desk if you prefer.
We will need documentation of which medicines you require, for example a repeat medication slip from your old surgery or photographs of the medicine boxes that have your name on. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT MEDICATION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE.
For any correspondence with Bodnant via e-consult, please specify that you are a student at Bangor University. This enables us to streamline our services for everyone’s benefit.
When you receive a prescription from Bodnant Medical Centre, you are free to take it to any pharmacy of your choice who will then provide you with the medication prescribed. If you are prescribed regular long-term medications, you should discuss with pharmacy staff what is the best way to acquire them regularly in accordance with your needs. All pharmacies in the area do things differently, so please clarify with your chosen pharmacy how exactly your repeat medications should be requested. Running out of medication unexpectedly can be very stressful, therefore prior planning and appropriate discussion is highly recommended.
Following an illness the University may require you to produce a Medical Certificate to explain your absence.
For illness less than 7 days, Self-Certifying forms are available from any GP in the area or print one themselves:
First year students should check their MMR vaccination status with their
home GP practice before they attend for the academic year.