Medical Services

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Medical Services

It is important to register with a doctor (GP) as soon as you arrive in Aberdeen.

GP Practices

Find out where your nearest surgery is

Practices near RGU Accommodation:

NHS 24

If it's a non-life threatening emergency, and you need medical assistance urgently out-with your surgery opening hours call NHS 24 on 111

The NHS 24 111 service provides urgent health advice out of hours, when your GP practice or dentist is closed.

It's sometimes referred to as 'unscheduled care services'. This means that the service is there for you, in the out of hours period when other sources of support such as your doctor or dentist are closed. We deal with the majority of calls during:

  • Monday to Thursday, 6.00pm to 8.00am
  • 6.00pm on Friday to 8.00am on Monday

People across Scotland can access the service, on landlines and mobile phones free of charge, using a number that is short and easy to remember.

www.nhs24.scot

Local Medical Practices and Pharmacies

Find out where the nearest Pharmacies and Medical Practices are in and around Aberdeen.

Medical Practices and Pharmacies Map

Important health advice for students

Registering with a Family Doctor/Medical Practice/ General Practitioner (GP)

  • If you are unwell during your time as a student, you may need to receive treatment from a local Family Doctor/General Practitioner (GP). New students will receive information about which GP practice to register with in the RGU Student Handbook.
  • If you are a returning student who has not already registered with a GP, you should refer to the information provided on the NHS Scotland website to locate the GP practice which is closest to your place of residence.

Meningitis ACWY Vaccination

  • Health Protection Grampian advises that ALL international students who are under the age of 25 and at University for the first time should make sure that they are vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY BEFORE coming to the UK. 
  • Further information about the importance of the vaccination can be found at Immunisation Scotland.

EEA students will not be removed from the UK or refused entry solely because they do not have comprehensive sickness insurance (CSI), however please be aware that it is a requirement for EEA students and their family members to have CSI.

The UK government does not accept access to the National Health Service (NHS) as meeting this requirement and has said it will only accept one of the following as evidence of CSI:

We would advise that EEA students obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued from their country of origin prior to coming to the UK to cover them for their stay as a student.  This card should be free of charge.  Students are also recommended to take out comprehensive private medical insurance to cover them for all eventualities.

More information regarding the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)