Student Health

All newly registered students will automatically be enrolled for online services and login details will be sent via text message or email, as long as this has been provided at registration and you have consented to receive notifications.  Otherwise, your login details will be posted to you.  Please ensure you provide a full Bath postal address when you register with us.  If we are not able to send your login details by any of the above methods you will need to come to our main surgery at Fairfield Park Health Centre to enrol in person.  You will need to bring a photographic form of ID with you.

You may also download and use the NHS App as online services enable you to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions, view test results and your medical record.

Appointments can also be booked by telephoning Fairfield Park Health Centre on 01225 331616 (Option 1).

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT BOOK APPOINTMENTS VIA STUDENT WELLBEING SERVICES AT BSU.

We aim to provide our students with a service that is easily accessible wherever you might be in Bath. GPs are usually the first point of contact with the NHS and provide advice and treatment for a whole range of medical and psychological problems. If in doubt ask the GP. If you are not registered with a GP yet, please click here for more information on registering with Fairfield Park Health Centre or click here to download our Registration Pack

Advice for New Students

Urgent Appointments Only

For life threatening emergencies dial 999 immediately.
If you need to be seen urgently, i.e. on the same day, and it is not a life threatening emergency, the following options may be available for you.

  • Same Day Telephone Appointments at Newton Park Medical Centre (Sophia) are bookable online for urgent matters which cannot wait and the GP will make a face to face appointment if the matter cannot be dealt with over the phone.
  • Same Day Appointments at Fairfield Park Health Centre
    This clinic is run by a GP and a Minor Illness Nurse. For matters which cannot wait please ring 01225 331616 (Option 1) Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 10:30am to book a telephone or face to face appointment.
  • Duty GP
    A GP at Fairfield Park Health Centre is available 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday to either provide advice over the telephone or see you at the surgery, if you cannot make it to the Same Day clinics. A home visit may be arranged if you are too ill to get to the Surgery. The GP might be able to sort out your problem over the phone and if a prescription is required this can often be faxed to your nearest Pharmacy.
  • Doctorlink - please see here for an online symptom checker which will let us know if we subsequently need to book an appointment for you
  • Out of Hours
    If you require medical assistance outside of the surgery opening times, i.e. Monday-Friday 6:00pm-8:00am; Weekends; Bank Holidays please phone 111 for urgent telephone advice or a visit by a GP. The 111 service is free and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Dental emergencies
    Please see here for information
  • Pharmacy
    Pharmacists can provide advice and treatment for a lot of minor injuries and illnesses.
    There is no 24Hr Pharmacy in Bath, but Sainsburys at Green Park is open late into the evening.
    Mon-Fri: 8am-9pm, Sat: 8am-8pm, Sun: 11am-5pm

Routine (non-Urgent) Appointments

Appointments with a male or female GP or a nurse are available at the Newton Park Campus Medical Centre (Sophia) and Fairfield Park Health Centre.

Hours of Opening - Newton Park Campus Medical Centre (Sophia) 
Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm 

Hours of Opening - Fairfield Park Health Centre 
Monday - Friday, 8:00am-6.00pm


Services Provided by the GP at Newton Park Medical Centre (Sophia)

  • Medical and Psychological problems
  • Contraception , including the fitting of coils and implants
  • Sexual Health advice and contraception
  • Referrals to other NHS and Private services

Services Provided by the Practice Nurse at Newton Park Medical Centre (Sophia)

  • Contraception advice and repeat prescriptions and depot injections
  • Chlamydia testing kits
  • Registering for the C-card (for free condoms from SAFE registered pharmacies in Bath for the under 20s)
  • Stopping smoking clinics
  • Wound dressings
  • Diabetes, Asthma and Blood Pressure monitoring Clinics
  • General health advice
  • New patient health checks
  • Blood tests

*IMPORTANT - travel immunisations and minor surgery are not provided at the Newton Park Medical Centre and are available at Fairfield Park Health Centre.

Healthy Living

Don’t forget to look after your health at University.

The NHS choices website has a special Student Health section and provides excellent advice: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/studenthealth/Pages/Studenthealthhome.aspx

Further Information

Click on the links below for more information

Pharmacy and Self Care

Sexual Health

Pregnancy

Mood Problems

Smoking, Alcohol & Drugs

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