Stethescope and appleYour health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.  The information you will find below sets out how we can help you maintain your health and get access to professional and confidential support from health and wellbeing experts.


Private health insurance

The College has selected PHC, an experienced specialist in private medical insurance underwritten by AXA PPP, to offer members of staff private health insurance at competitive rates. Deductions are made on a monthly basis via payroll (after tax).

More information and sign-up form.

NHS doctors and dentists

The National Health Service (NHS) on campus

Dental care

Imperial College Dental Centre is an NHS practice offering the full range of NHS Dental treatment. They offer a same day emergency service and Patient in dentist's chair welcome all staff, students plus family and friends.

The surgery is also able to provide a range of private services, gum shields and tooth whitening.

The surgery opening hours are Monday – Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Contact details: telephone: 020 7589 6623, College ext: 49396, email:

Health Centre NHS Practice

The Imperial College Health Centre NHS Practice is an independent General Practice. It is accommodated in the College’s premises, but is not part of Imperial itself. In accordance with normal NHS rules it usually treats only those patients who are registered with it under the NHS.

Imperial has, however, negotiated with the Practice for it to provide certain services for members of College staff who are not registered there. These services include:

  • Assessment and treatment of the true emergencies due to sudden illness or accidents
  • Use of the sick bay during working hours for those who are seriously unwell
  • Care of wounds and provision of necessary dressings
  • Removal of stitches following injury or operations
  • Access to and assessment by our visiting psychiatrist following a referral from Occupational Health

Advice and support

Occupational Health 

Doctor with patientPlease visit the College's Occupational Health website to view full details of the services they offer.

Health and wellbeing website 

iPad For health and wellbeing information, please view the College's Health and Wellbeing website.

My family care

Father and child My Family Care services are designed to meet the challenges that working parents and carers face and gives access to a wide range of back up services, advice  and information. From specialist one-to one advice from experts, online resources, webinars to news updates, it is everything you need, all in one place.

“ She was really encouraging and solution focused, her obvious experience left me confident that her recommendations and advice were tried and tested."

Imperial College Parent after speaking to a Work+Family Expert

Keep fit

The Active Lifestyles team at Ethos, the College's sports facility, organise a range of activities that prioritise fun and fitness over competition to make sure that sport is no barrier to anyone who wants to stay in shape. 

They run an excellent range of classes to suit users of all levels of fitness and interests. You'll be sure to find a class that suits you!

The classes offered at Ethos are great and with the staff discount they are around a third cheaper than any I’ve been able to find in London. I was also pleased to find out that you don’t have to be a paying member of Ethos gym to go to the classes, you only need to sign up online and then it’s really easy to book them."

Member of College staff