Health

Your health is one of the most important factors and Your Advice Centre is here to point you in the right direction for all the support you need. 

 

QUICK LINKS

 

REGISTER WITH A GP AND DENTIST

Don’t wait until you need help. Register with a GP (doctor) as soon as possible so that support is easily available when you need it. You will still be able to see your GP at home during the holidays (they will be able to see you as an emergency patient or as a visitor).

You can find a local GP and dentist here

Free dental treatment for serious emergencies is available from supervised dental students at the Manchester Dental Hospital on the corner of Bridgeford Street and Higher Cambridge Street. Tel: 0161 393 7730

HELP WITH HEALTH COSTS

Most medical and hospital treatment is free but you may have to pay for prescriptions, dental check-ups and treatment, sight tests, glasses, etc. Currently prescriptions cost £8.40 per item and a basic dental check-up is £19.70

You should complete a HC1 form and you will receive a HC2 or HC3 in response. A HC2 gives you full help and a HC3 gives limited help. If you don’t qualify for help with prescriptions you can buy a pre-payment certificate (PPC), which will save you money if you need prescriptions regularly. Head to www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/HealthCosts/2131.aspx and click on the pre-payment certificates link

HEALTH AND ACADEMIC WORK – EXEPTIONAL FACTORS

If you think your academic performance might be significantly affected by unexpected issues of ill health you should inform the university through the Exceptional Factors procedure http://www.mmu.ac.uk/sas/studentservices/guidance/

Your Advice Centre can help you with making an application.

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

You can see your GP, a Family Planning Clinic or go to the Brook Advisory Centre (under 19’s only) for emergency contraception and advice. You are also able to buy emergency pills from some chemists.

The Family Planning Association website includes a ‘find a clinic’ search. Go to Help and Advice, find a clinic and put in your postcode.

Manchester

The Hathersage Centre provides comprehensive contraception and sexual health services to everyone.

80 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0FH.
0161 701 1555

Crewe

Eaglebridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Crewe 
Wednesday 17:30 – 19:30 - 01270 275780

The Hub 23/25 Market Street, Crewe
Young persons drop in clinic (under 25 years) Monday 15:30 – 16:45 - Tel: 01270 686923

SEXUAL HEALTH

You can ring the National Aids and Sexual Health Line free on 0300 123 7123 for details of a clinic in your area.

Manchester

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Department of GUM. Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL
Tel: (0161) 276 5200
The Jarman Clinic (Sexual health service for gay and bisexual men), Withington Hospital
Tel: (0161) 217 4939 Web: www.anyplanstonight.co.uk

Crewe

Eaglebridge Health and Wellbeing Centre Dunwoody Way, Crewe, CW1 3AW
Appointment only - Tel  0300 323 1300 Option 3

  • Monday and Thursday 9:00 – 18:00

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 – 16:30

  • Friday 9:00 – 12:30

https://www.gosexualhealth.co.uk/clinics.htm

USEFUL CONTACTS AND HELPLINES

The NHS website has lots of useful information and contacts
www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

Brook Advisory Centre
Tel: 0161 237 3001
Self-care hotline (12:00 - 14:00)Monday - Fridayon 0161 233 2196

Campaign Against Living Miserably (young men suffering with depression)
Tel: 0800 58 58 58 Lines are open between 17:00 and midnight, 7 days a week.

Counselling Service (at MMU)
Tel: 0161 247 3493

Drinkline Helpline
Tel: 0300 123 1110 (Monday - Friday 9:00 – 20:00 weekends 11:00 – 16:00 )

B-eat (eating disorders charity)
Helpline: 0845 634 1414
Helpline e-mail service help@b-eat.co.uk

Manchester Dental Hospital
Tel: 0161 393 7730

Manchester Royal Infirmary (STI clinic)
Tel: 0161 276 5200/701 5081

The Meningitis Trust Helpline
Tel: 0808 80 10 388 (9:00 – 20:00 365 days)

National Drugs Helpline
Tel: 0800 77 66 00

NHS 111 Free non-emergency number

National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service Manchester
0333 004 6666

British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Tel: 08457 304030

National Rape Crisis Helpline (Male or Female)
Tel: 0808 802 9999