Doctor and dentist
Accessing a doctor
If you have moved home to take up your place at Imperial you will need to register with a new doctor (also known as a General Practitioner or GP) so that you can access NHS healthcare. It’s important that you register with a doctor soon after you arrive – don’t wait until you are sick, as this could delay your access to treatment.
In halls of residence
Your hall will provide you with a registration form when you move in. If you haven’t received this speak to a member of staff in your hall. See below for the nearest medical centre to your hall of residence.
In private accommodation
If your private accommodation is within the catchment area for the Imperial College Health Centre, then you are eligible to register as a patient there. Check your eligibility here.
If you do not live within the catchment area for the Imperial College Health Centre, you can search for your nearest doctor on the NHS website.
Urgent Care Centres
If you need urgent or out-of-hours health care, you can find your nearest urgent care centre via the NHS location search.
If you have an urgent medical problem and you are not sure what to do, you can call the NHS 111 National Healthline. A trained adviser will assess your condition over the phone and direct you to the right medical services. This number is for non-emergencies.
If you are off campus and need urgent medical attention in an emergency, dial 999. If you are on campus, alert Security by calling 020 7589 1000 who will contact the emergency services for you.
Can I submit mitigating circumstances?
If you have a serious health problem affecting your study, coursework, or examinations, you should inform your Personal Tutor and Senior Tutor as soon as possible. If something out of your control affects your ability to study or to take assessments, then it may be considered as a mitigating circumstance. More information on the College’s Mitigating Circumstances process can be found under information on exams and assessments.
Accessing a Dentist
The College has a dental clinic based at the South Kensington Campus which offers NHS treatment and well as private treatment. New and current patients are required to sign up annually. You can register Monday – Friday between 09:00 – 17:00 at the clinic on Princes Gardens.
Imperial College Dental Centre
Southside, Princes Gardens
South Kensington Campus
Telephone +44 (0)20 7589 6623