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  • The doctor is available for both routine and urgent appointments.
  • Walk in doctor appointments are available on Monday mornings between 09:00 and 09:30.  All other appointments must be booked.
  • ​Please specify when booking an appointment if you would prefer a male or female doctor.
  • Any girls presenting with a UTI or problems passing urine are required to hand in a urine sample to the Student Health Centre reception, prior to their consultation with the doctor.

Services provided by the nurse include the following:-

  • Dressings
  • Stitches removal
  • Ear Syringe – In order for this appointment to take place, students must use ear drops to soften ear wax for at least 4 days prior to appointment. Ear drops may be purchased at any pharmacy.

**The last date for blood tests will be Thursday 28th Nov 2019**

  • NB! Blood tests can be only be performed if the doctor believes there to be a clinical need.  They are not done on a routine basis.
  • Blood tests are done Mondays to Thursdays, in the mornings only, and incur an additional €10 charge. 
  • To request blood tests, you will need to book a consultation with the doctor. 
  • Please state when booking an appointment that you wish to request blood tests.
  • If the doctor feels blood tests are required, you will then be referred to the nurse to carry out the tests. 
  • Alternatively, if you have a written request from a GP, consultant or hospital doctor, blood tests can be booked directly with the nurse.
  • Please note that we will try as much as possible for your doctor consultation and blood tests to be conducted during the same appointment but this may not always be possible.
  • Students with abnormal blood results will need to revert to their own GP for follow up treatment.
  • The Contaceptive Clinic runs throughout the week, in the mornings and afternoons, but repeat prescriptions are issued Mondays to Thursdays in the afternoons only.
  • Please state when booking an appointment that you wish to book the contraceptive clinic and whether or not it is a repeat prescription issued previously by the Student Health Center or if it is your first time requesting a contraceptive prescription from us.
  • New consultations: All students who have not previously attended the Student Health Centre for contraception will be seen by the nurse for a full assessment.  They will then be referred to the doctor for their first prescription. 
  • Renewal of prescriptions: Repeat prescriptions can be issued by the nurse but appointments must be booked in advance. Please note, same day, walk in requests cannot be accommodated and it is therefore advisable not to leave it until you are running out of your prescription to book an appointment.
  • Morning after Pill: The morning after pill can be provided at the Student Health Centre.  Please state when booking an appointment that this is what you require so that an urgent appointment can be prioritised for you.
  • Implanon: The implanon bar can be both inserted and removed at the Student Health Centre. Please state what you need when booking your appointment.
  • Copper Coil (IUD):   The copper coil cannot be arranged through the Student Health Centre.  However, this can be done at a student rate at Dr Ronan Ryder’s surgery, Old Windmill Medical Centre, Lower Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick. Tel: 061 313 919.

**The last date for STI screenings will be Thursday 28th Nov 2019**

The sexual health clinic is a nurse led clinic.

Students must wait for a minimum of 2 weeks after unprotected sex before attending for screening in order to capture true results.

Students who test positive will be contacted by the nurse within 10 days of their appointment.  All other students may ring the Student Health Centre Reception if they wish to check that their results are back and that they are normal.

An STI screening involves the following:-

  • A full sexual history.
  • Appropriate examination where indicated.
  • A blood sample for HIV/syphilis/Hepatitis.
  • For women: a vaginal swab is required and throat swabs where indicated.
  • For men: A urine sample is required.  The first sample of the day is advised for best results. Urine bottles are available from the Student Health Reception.

Our chartered physiotherapist specialises in treating: -

  • sports injuries
  • musculoskeletal disorders/postural problems
  • back and neck pain
  • post-surgical rehab
  • soft tissue mobilisation
  • dry needling
  • flexibility and exercise programmes

I Grade Applications

For information reqarding I grades please click here.

Scribe Request

  • Students with a temporary disability to their hand/arm may request a scribe to help them complete their exam(s).
  • Students need to make an appointment to see the nurse and must bring their full exam timetable with them including module codes, titles etc.
  •  It may not always be possible to facilitate a scribe request.  The ability to facilitate a scribe request is dependent on finding a suitable person with sufficient knowledge of the subject area and the amount of notice given.

Sick Room/Quiet Room

  • Students who are unwell on the day of their exam or who have a medical condition may request to be placed in an alternative exam venue in order to complete their exam(s).  This room is known as the sick room or the quiet room and is located in the A1 corridor in the main building.
  • Students need to make an appointment to see the nurse and must bring their full exam timetable with them including module codes, titles etc.

IGrade Applications