Students in Liverpool
Welcome to Liverpool!
If you're new to Liverpool, welcome. While you're getting to know the city and the University campus, it's also worth taking some time to get to know the health and support services in Liverpool. You might have seen us at the freshers fairs whether you're a student at the University of Liverpool, LJMU or Hope University - we were there!
Have you registered with a GP in Liverpool?
If you have moved to Liverpool for your studies you will be living in Liverpool for the majority of the year and so this is seen as your main place of residence. It is therefore strongly recommended that you register with a GP here in Liverpool.
A GP practice should be your main point of contact when you are ill or need support and so it is very important that you register as soon as possible and not wait until you are poorly. It is particularly important if you have a health condition such as asthma or diabetes, or require medication. Your new doctor will be able to liaise with your usual hospital consultant if necessary.
Here are the details of some GP surgeries if you are living in or around the city centre (click to download as a pdf):
If you are a University of Liverpool student living in a halls of residence away from the city centre then you will still be able to register with Brownlow Health.
What about when I'm home during the holidays?
If you have a health concern when you are away from Liverpool during the holidays, you will usually be able to register with your local GP a temporary basis.
Have you got a dentist in Liverpool?
Just like with other health issues, you don't want to have to wait or travel home across the country if you wake up with toothache or chip a tooth on a night out. That's why it's a good idea to find yourself a dentist in Liverpool for regular check ups and emergency appointments if you need them.
Here are some details of detists which are taking on new NHS patients in and around the student areas of Liverpool (click to download as a pdf):
How much will I have to pay for dental appointments or prescriptions?
All students are entitled to free dental work and prescriptions up to and including the age of 18. After that, NHS dental charges and statutory prescription prices will then apply. Dental charges are limited to set 'bands'. For example £20.60 for check ups and basic care or £56.30 if you need treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth. The statutary prescription price is currently £8.60 per prescription. If you require frequent prescriptions, you might benefit from 'prescription prepayment certificates' (PPC). A three monthly PPC is £29.10 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months. A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and could save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year.
Some people may still be entitled to free prescriptions based on low income grounds. We can send you an HC1 form if you want to apply for this. For more information see the NHS Low income scheme webpage or call 0300 330 1343 for the Low Income Scheme help line.
What's the multi-coloured wheel all about?
At the freshers fairs, we invited students to spin the wheel and see if they would know what to do in a range of scenarios that they or a friend might experience while they're studying in Liverpool. Would you know what to do?
- A filling has fallen out of your tooth & you are in pain
- You've got an abscess on your gum and you can't sleep
- You contract gastroenteritis the day before your exams start
- Your friend gets ill & cannot go to university for a month
- Your best friend had unprotected sex last night
- You are feeling depressed but don't know what to do or who to talk to
- You have a panic attack on your way into a lecture
- A friend passes out after drinking too much
- A friend has been drinking too much recently & you are concerned
- You need advice on suitable contraception methods
- You haven't had the MenACWY jab
- You have a sore throat
Have you used health services in Liverpool?
We want to hear how it went. Were you happy with how your appointment went? Were the staff friendly? Did you feel like your concerns were listened to? Email email@example.com or call 0300 77 77 007 with your anonymous feedback - both good and bad - and help us to improve health services for students in Liverpool. You can also submit your feedback through Care Opinion by clicking this link.
LJMU Student advice and wellbeing team
Univeristy of Liverpool Student Support Service
Liverpool Hope University Student Support and Wellbeing
LIPA Student Support Services
Visit their website: www.lipa.ac.uk/life-at-lipa/student-support-services/student-support call the student support manager on 0151 330 3013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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