Arrangements for Summer and Non-Term Time
Reduced Summer Staffing Levels Summer 2019
Over the Summer non-term-time period the staffing levels in the Student Health Department are considerably reduced.
In term-time we operate with a complement of 6 Doctors, 4 Nurses, 2 Physiotherapists, 1 Psychiatrist, 1 Occupational Therapist, and 3 Administrators. Over the Summer non-term-time months, Mid-June to Early-September, this reduces to 1 Doctor, 1 Nurse and 1 Administrator. On rare occasions there is no clinician on-site. For this and other reasons, there is a considerable reduction in clinical activity and clinican availability over the summer.
Reduced Summer Appointment Availability 2019
As outlined above, the number of clinicians available in Student Health reduces from 14 in term-time to 2 in non term-time. This means that Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Sexual Health Clinic, Sports Injury Clinic, and routine Nurse and Doctor clinics cease for Summer.
When available, Doctor and Nurse appointments will be released in a 60- 90 minute slot, morning and afternoon, mid-June to early-September.
To check availability, telephone 4902311. An answering machine message or our receptionist on duty will advise as to the next available session or appointment.
Students are reminded that they should register with a local GP to access GP services and that UCC Student Health is not staffed or configured to function as a GP or urgent care service.