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The emergency services contact number is (0) 999 or (0) 112 

In the event of an emergency on campus see HEALTH AND SAFETY 

How to make an appointment

The Student Health Department is not operating a walk-in service during COVID .

For all appointment requests call us  on (021) 4902311 to arrange a consultation.

Many problems can be managed following a telephone consultation.

Some problems may require a video-consultation using Microsoft Teams

If an on-site face to face consultation is required you will be give a time to attend the centre.

GP Services in Cork

A list of GPs in the South Lee area hereSouth Lee

A list of GPs in the North Lee area here: North Lee

Looking for advice on COVID-19?

Please follow advice published on the HSE website.

Call HSE Helpline on 1850241850 in relation to risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

In office hours your local GP may be able to assist.

Out of Hours GP Out of Hours services in your county or region:

The out of hours service available to you depends on where your GP is based:

Search for out of Hours GP services by county

In the case of medical emergency, call 112 or 999.

Crisis Text Line

Text 'UCC' to 086 1800 280 to chat anonymously with a trained volunteer 24/7.

Any Issue. Any time. (Standard SMS rates map apply)

 

Student Health FAQ

Looking for advice?

In the case of medical emergency, call 112 or 999.

Please follow advice published on the HSE website.

Student Health:  Advice is available and appointments can be requested via telephone on  (021) 4902311.  No walk-in appointment service is available. Aways call first

During Office Hours: You may consider contacting your local GP for assistance and advice.

Out of Hours GP Out of Hours services in your county or region:

Search for out of Hours GP services by county

HSE Psychological Services advice on managing anxiety  hsecovid 

Crisis Text Line

Text 'UCC' to 086 1800 280 to chat anonymously with a trained volunteer 24/7.

Any Issue. Any time. (Standard SMS rates map apply)

 

If you have a cough or fever or breathlessness or loss or change in your senses of smell or taste, you may have COVID-19 and testing may be required

If you have any of these symptms, you should telephone the Student Health Service on (021) 4902311 or your own GP. 

Do not leave your home. You should self-isolate in a closed room and follow the Doctor's advice when they return your telephone call.

Do not go to the Student Health Centre, or your Doctor's surgery or or to an A+E. You may put others at risk and may spread infection. Telpehone for advice as described above.

Call 112 in a life-threatening emergency only. 

 Restrict your movements for 14 days if you are not fully vaccinated and you:

In these situations, there is a chance you may have COVID-19 too. You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms. By restricting your movements, you can keep other people safe.

If you are fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 in the past 9 months

You do not need to restrict your movements if you:

  • are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • had a positive proven COVID-19 PCR test in the past 9 months

But a contact tracer may ask you to restrict your movements if you are a close contact of a variant of concern. Always follow their advice.

IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS:

You must also act promptly if you develop symptoms to suggest you may have COVID-19. If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and telephone UCC Student Health on 4902311 or your GP or local Out of Hours service,

Do not go to a GP surgery, Pharmacy,  Accident and Emergency Department or Hospital. Telephone your Dr. The Dr will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for COVID-19, your Doctor will arrange a test. 

 

For advice and to determine what level of higher risk applies in your situation, please consult https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/people-at-higher-risk.html.

Wear a medical face mask instead of a cloth face covering if you are at higher risk of getting seriously ill if you get COVID-19.

For those at very high risk  See: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/people-at-higher-risk/not-vaccinated/

Those at high risk are advised to strictly follow the advice on how to protect yourself and others. See: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself-and-others.html 

You should contact your own Dr. GP or Student Health if you are uncertain as to your level of risk.

You can call Student Health on 4902311 for advice and we may be able to issue you a prescription

Your phamacist  or your GP may also be able to issue you an emergency supply based on your prior prescription or medical records. If your pharmacist or your doctor requres confirmation of your prescription they can call Student Health on 4902311. Healthcare professionals only can e-mail a query to UCC Student Health via the secure e-mail Healthcare Healthmail system to: studenthealthdepartment.gp@healthmail.ie 

 

 

Once you have given them your consent to the release of this information, your GP or specialist can request information from UCC Student Health via the Healthmail secure e-mail system.

Healthcare professionals only can e-mail a query to UCC Student Health via the secure e-mail Healthcare Healthmail system to: studenthealthdepartment.gp@healthmail.ie 

The date scheduled for your booster dose was chosen as the optimum date to achieve long-lasting immunity, however it will still be possible to administer a booster dose in Student Health after the original scheduled date without needing to re-start the whole immunisation schedule again. Please contact Student Health on (021) 4902311 if you believe you are due a booster dose of a vaccine. 

For Healthcare Students:

UCC Student Health is in the process of arranging appointments over for Healthcare Students due to attend in class groups for the final doses of Hepatitis B or Hepatitis B blood tests. UCC Student Health will contact the students involved directly via their student e-mails to offer them an individual appoitnment time.

Incoming first year healthcare students will be contacted by Student Health about their vaccination appointments. Some appointments may be deferred to Semestar 2

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