Health

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. You register with a practice by completing a form GMS1, and one of these forms will be sent to you with your information pack in the summer.

To provide medical facilities not normally available in general practice, the University has contracted with one local practice to provide special services for students. Currently this contract is held by Drs. Morgan, Jones, Williams, Elliott, Hughes, Cumming, Hesketh, A Parry, C Parry and Arfon of Bodnant Medical Centre, Menai Avenue, Upper Bangor. If you choose to register with Bodnant Medical Centre, please just complete the registration form GMS1 and return it with the Health Questionnaire in the same envelope.

Student Health Care: The Bodnant Medical Centre

Special provision for students include:

  • Student only clinics each weekday. These are in addition to routine surgeries which students, registered with the practice, are free to attend.

  • Student Health Nurse is available to deal with Family Planning, vaccinations, health checks etc.

  • Special medical examinations and certificates free of charge for University courses and illness during the term.

These facilities are open to all students irrespective of which practice they are registered with.

Telephone Nos.

Appointments
01248 364492,
Emergencies only
01248 364567

http://bodnantmedicalcentre.co.uk

Results Service

Results from any tests or investigations undertaken from the surgery i.e blood / urine will be available either by telephone or in person between 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Tel No: 01248 353512

Appointments can be booked on 01248 364492between 8 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. on weekdays; however the surgery endeavours to see students who arrive during the session. If the session is oversubscribed, non-urgent cases will be asked to return to the evening session or a session on the following day.

Students may attend these sessions for treatment of acute illness, general medical problems etc. In addition medical certificates required for University matters and medical examinations e.g. diving / travelling are also provided during these sessions only.

Students not registered at Bodnant Surgery and who are in need of treatment are advised to see the Doctor with whom they are registered if at all possible. However they may still use the Student Health services for medical examinations and certificates free of charge.

All students should complete the Student health questionnaire and return it to Bodnant Surgery as soon as possible. All new patients should attend at the surgery for a personal health check as soon as possible.

Emergency Medical Care

Outside of routine opening hours URGENT medical care is available via the the following 'Out of Hours' number - 03001235566.  6.30pm - 3am, Monday to Friday.  All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Non urgent medical advice is available 24 hours daily from NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

Certification

Following an illness the College 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:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf

Mumps

First year students should check their MMR vaccination status with their home GP practice before they attend for the academic year.