If you are taken ill during your studies in Oxford, the nearest Doctor can be contacted at the Jericho Health Centre, Walton Street. The Health Centre/Duty Doctor provides cover for those taken ill at Rewley House. Appointments can be made by telephone on (+44 (0)1865) 558861.
Because the majority of our courses are non-residential, we do not employ a College Doctor, and assume that students have made arrangements nearer home or are covered by private insurance.
Information on student health and welfare can be found on the University web page Health and Welfare.
For International Students
If you are unsure about what your health arrangement will be whilst studying in the UK, please contact your local health authorities.
If you are a national of an EU/EEA country, you are eligible for NHS treatment if you have completed an E128 form which can be obtained from your own national health authority. This form entitles the holder to full NHS treatment on the same basis as students who are studying for six months or more. However, it is recommended that you also take out health insurance as you may want a quicker service than the NHS can deliver.
Students from a country with a reciprocal health agreement with the UK:
If you are from a country that has a reciprocal health agreement with the UK you may be entitled to some NHS treatment if you are on a course lasting less than six months. You should seek advice before you travel from the health authorities in your home country about what treatment will be covered. You may still need to take out limited medical insurance.
Overseas students who are not resident in the United Kingdom for a period of at least six months for the purposes of full-time education are not eligible for registration with a local UK GP or eligible to use NHS services. It is essential therefore that students to whom this applies have their own private health care cover. You will need to pay any costs to the Health Centre and then claim this back.