Students enjoy excellent health services with a GP practice situated on the perimeter road near the Pre-School Centre. You can telephone 01524 387780.
The centre provides a service for students and staff registered with the campus doctors' practice, who may be seen either at Bailrigg Health Centre or at the central surgery (38 King Street, Lancaster; 01524 541651). Students living on campus, in Lancaster or in Morecambe may register.
If you live further away, please ask at reception for details of the practice boundaries.
Patients are seen by appointment only, although exceptions are made in cases of urgency. If you are too ill to attend the surgeries which are held every weekday from 8.30am to 6.00pm, contact should be made with Bailrigg Health Centre and a visit will be arranged.
If you require regular medication the doctor may agree to you having repeat prescriptions without the need to be seen. These should be ordered at the Health Centre between 10.00 and 4.00 pm at least 48 hours before they are required.
If you are unhappy about any aspect of your contact with the Medical Practice please speak to the Senior Medical Officer; the Practice also welcome suggestions for improvement to their service.
The Lancaster University Medical Practice are the first practice in the North of England to receive the Department of Health “You’re Welcome” award. This is a prestigious national award given upon achieving excellence in all patient centred areas.
To collect your prescription a pharmacy is located in Alexander Square 01524 65201. Normal opening hours are 09:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday (10:00 - 13:00 Saturday) in term times, and 09:30 to 13:00 Monday to Friday outside of term time.
There is a dental helpline for patients wishing to access an NHS dentist. Callers are asked to leave their details, which will be entered on to a database in order and passed to dentists on request. The patient is then contacted when an NHS dentist becomes available. This system also assist the PCT in assessing patient demand for dental services. The number to call is 01253 956 378. Arrangements for emergency dental treatment remain the same - ie Lancaster residents call 01253 956 378.
A BUPA accredited private dental clinic on campus offers treatment between the hours of 9:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday. The dental clinic premises are adjacent to Bailrigg House. An emergency call-out service is available to registered patients. Appointments may be made by telephoning 01524 594595 (internal extension 94595)