Health

Registering with a doctor (GP)

Students (and thier dependents) who are studying on full-time courses of any duration in Scotland are eligible for medical treatment under the National Health Service (NHS) from their first day of arrival in Scotland. You are advised to register with a local NHS medical practice as soon as possible. You are also advised to bring with you any relevant medical records and details of existing medical conditions. International students must bring their passport to register with a doctor (GP).

A leaflet including details of which medical practice you should register with, including their registration times will be available from the Student Advice and Support Office, the Infohub and from New Student Helpdesks during Welcome Week.

If you are already registered with a doctor based in Aberdeen, then there is no need to register with another. The doctors surgery you register with will depend on where you live in Aberdeen. You can access a list of medical practices in Aberdeen by clicking on the NHS Grampian website.

Please see the information below regarding your registration with a GP:

HILLHEAD HALLS

If you are staying at Hillhead please register with Old Aberdeen Medical Practice, 12 Sunnybank Road, Aberdeen. 

CROMBIE, JOHNSTON and ELPHINSTONE HALLS

If you are staying at Crombie, Johnston or Elphinstone Halls please register with Old Machar Medical Practice, 526 King Street, Aberdeen (opposite the playing fields)

SPRING GARDEN

If you are staying at Spring Garden please register with Denburn Health Centre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen

KING STREET EXCHANGE

If you are staying at King Street Exchange please register with Calsayseat Medical Group, 44 Powis Place, Aberdeen

FIRE STATION, MEAL MARKET & PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Please register with Old Aberdeen Medical Practice, 12 Sunnybank Road, Aberdeen. 

Registering with a dentist

You should first contact the Dental Advice Line (0845 45 65 990) for guidance on how to register with a local NHS dentist.

Health advice

There are Student Support Leaflets relating to healthcare available from the Student Advice and Support Office. The Students' Association (AUSA) Student Advice Centre also has a wide array of information and contacts that can provide you with guidance on a number of health matters, such as sex, alcohol, and drugs. Visit the AUSA Student Advice Centre in Butchart Centre on University Road.

Long term health conditions

If you have a long-term health condition (including mental health issues) which may affect your studies, you might wish to consider contacting a Disability Adviser in the Student Advice and Support Office for advice on the support which might be available to you. For more information, please visit the information for disabled students.