We are an established Medical Practice and take pride in offering a friendly personal service.
The Medical Centre was built in 1992 and is situated on the University campus. Any person living within the practice catchment area may apply to register. Whilst our services are predominately aimed at patients in tertiary education, we welcome all those living in our catchment area.
*NOTICE FOR NEW STUDENTS *
It is important when coming to University that you register with a GP whilst you are studying, as this will be your main accommodation for the year. If you are home for holidays/non-term time, you can register with your home GP practice as a temporary resident (valid for 3 months), meaning your medical records will stay here and we will be your main GP.
Please have the following with you:
- Identification (passport, driver's licence, student card)
- Proof of current address (i.e. council tax letter, bank statement letter, copy of lease. Can be in electronic form, or via your student portal)
- Immigration Health Surcharge Card (BRP/Tier 4 card) if nationality outwith the European Union
I have a medical problem - who do I see?
Please be aware that your first point of call may not always be a GP (Doctor). Other healthcare professionals may be better suited. Review the below information:
Practice Nurses can help you with:
Sexual health check-ups (if female and not symptomatic), repeat contraception pills (as long as you have had them prescribed at the practice before), asthma check ups, smear tests, travel vaccinations (8 weeks before you are due to depart), BP checks, blood tests, ECGs, diabetic reviews, CVD reviews, wound dressings, Implant/ Nexplanon insertions (Thursdays only).
The Pharmacy can help you with:
UTI's (between 16-65, non recurrent and not pregnant), emergency contraception, thrush (age between 16-60), conjunctivitis, skin infections (eczema, cellulitis, nail infections, bites, verrucas), minor aliments (less than 5 days), nasal problems - coughs, colds and sore throats, hayfever, earache, smoking cessation, pain relief, and medication queries.
Please note our in-house pharmacist Priya will also be able to assist with some of these issues, please phone us to discuss.
Opticians can help you with:
Any eye problems - please consult your optician
For minor muscle or joint problems, if you are over 16, please visit nhsinform.co.uk/msk
Or call 0800 9179390 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm and speak to a call handler who will be able to direct you to the right care.
If in doubt:
Please phone reception and they will advise you - or make an appointment with your GP.
Minjor injuries (cuts, bruises, fractures, injuries):
Please contact the Stirling Health and Care Village Minor Injuries (we do not have X-Ray facilities here, and your GP would advise you to attend Minor Injuries in this instance). To save wasted time on your part and a GP's please attend Minor Injuries. This includes burns, wounds, sprains, scrapes, cuts, minor eye, head, neck, ear (not infection) injuries and broken bones.
Open 9.00am - 9.00pm
Note - they are unable to treat minor illnesses, back or hip injuries.
If out-of-hours, please attend Forth Valley Royal Hospital Emergency Department.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, whether it is within practice hours or out of hours, such as chest pain, loss of consciousness/collapse symptoms of a stroke, anaphylaxis, breathing difficulties, head injuries, severe bleeding that cannot be stopped, chocking or severe abdominal pain please attend the Emergency Department or call a 999 ambulance.
If symptomatic - BOOKED appointment at our Lifestyle Clinic
Or contact Central Sexual Health- 01324 566693
(Site updated 11/09/2019)