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Welcome to the Student Health Centre

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                          ** TELEPHONE 061 202 534 **   
                             Student Health Matters!

Please note!!

  • The Student Health Centre is closed for walk in bookings and enquiries. Please telephone to book a consultation and do not present in person unless you have been instructed by Student Health Centre staff to come in.
  • We offer a reduced level of service during the summer months. Our summer opening times are detailed below.
  • From 1st June 2022, all students using our service must have an Irish mobile number. International numbers will no longer be accepted.

The Student Health Centre is located in block C, level M, in the main building and provides a service for University of Limerick registered students only.

The Student Health Centre is an urgent care/advisory service and deals with all general health issues as they present. Our services include access to: doctor (GP), nurse, contraceptive clinic, sexual health clinic and physiotherapy.

Any students with a long term medical condition which requires regular follow up should register with a local GP, as the Student Health Centre is not a GP service. For information regarding local GPs, please email

The Student Health Centre is part of the Student Affairs Division which provides a comprehensive range of professional administrative and support services to the entire university campus.

During the summer months a very limited service is available at the Student Health Centre.

The telephone is manned Monday to Friday 09:30 - 12:30 and doctor consultations are available on Tuesday and Friday mornings only.

Anyone who needs an urgent appointment outside of these times may contact Dr Ronan Ryder's surgery - Old Windmill Medical Centre, Lower Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick. Tel: 061 313 919. Dr Ryder offers a student rate of €40.

Information regarding our Out of Hours Clinics is available here.

Please note: walk-in bookings can no longer be facilitated at the Student Health Centre Reception. Please telephone 061 202 534 to book a consultation.

Strict infection prevention and control protocols have been implemented in the Student Health Centre to ensure everyone’s safety during the pandemic. Please note the following changes to the way we operate:

Face to face and telephone consultations:  We now offer a mixture of face to face and telephone consultations.

Bookings:  Appointments may only be booked by telephoning 061 202 534.  They cannot be booked via email or by calling to the Student Health Reception. No walk in appointments will be available.

Payments:  Payments must be made at the time of booking your appointment, over the phone.

Receipts: Receipts can be sent to your UL email account.  Please request a receipt when booking your appointment.

Self check-in: At the time of your appointment, you are required to check yourself in so that the medical team know that you have arrived.  Please go directly to the Student Health Centre waiting room and use the laptop to check-in.  Please see below for detailed directions on how to find the waiting room.

Prescriptions: All prescriptions are now sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

Student Health Centre Reception:  Walk-in bookings can no longer be facilitated at the Student Health Centre Reception.  To make a booking, please ring 061 202 534.  If you have a general query which is not booking related, please email

In line with the current Covid-19 restrictions we have had to make some alterations to our procedures:-

  • All appointments must be booked in advance and made by telephoning 061 202 534.  It is not possible to book via email or by calling in to the Student Health Centre Reception.
  • Payment must be made in advance over the phone at the time of booking the appointment.
  • We cannot offer any walkin appointments as access to the Student Health Centre will be very restricted and controlled in a manner to ensure compliance with Covid-19 guidelines.
  • For general doctor, general  nurse and contraception appointments, a mixture of telephone and face to face consultations are offered.
  • Urgent appointments are accommodated as much as possible for students who are acutely unwell and in need of medical attention.  In the event we are unable to facilitate you, a list of alternative options will be provided.
  • All prescriptions are now electronically sent by the doctor directly to a local pharmacy.  It is not necessary to come in to the Student Health Centre just to pick up a prescription.
  • NB! On the day of your appointment you must check yourself in using the laptop located in the waiting room.  If you do not check in the medical team will not know you are there.  Please see below for detailed directions on how to find the waiting room.

When ringing, please state what specific type of consultation you wish to book e.g. general doctor, contraceptive clinic, STI, physiotherapy etc.


The Student Health Centre is located in the Main Building in block C, level M.  Our waiting room does not have a number but it is located opposite office door number CM046.

Directions for finding the waiting room are as follows:

Enter the Main Building via the glass ski slope front.  Take the stairwell to the right up to the next level (level O).  Veer right and follow the corridor round to the next stairwell and follow the stairwell up to the mezzanine level.  At the top of the stairwell turn right, then immediately turn left, turn right and the waiting room will be on your right hand side.

Medical card holders may use their cards for prescription purposes and can avail of a reduced rate of €10 for the STI and contraceptive clinics. For all other services the normal charges will apply. Local students with medical cards are advised to visit their own GP. Non-local students with medical cards are advised to register with a local GP. Please state when booking an appointment that you have a medical card.

In order to avail of our out of hours service (Limerick Doc) under the GMS scheme, medical card holders must be registered with a Limerick based GP. 

For information on I grade applications please click here.

  • Ring 999 for medical emergencies i.e. for serious illness or injury, or someone's life is at risk
  • UL Campus Emergency (24 hours) - Tel: 061 21 3333
  • Dr Ronan Ryder, Old Windmill Medical Centre (out of hours) - Tel: 061 313 919
  • Limerick Doc (out of hours) - Tel: 087 755 1570
  • Shannon Doc (out of hours) - Tel: 1850 212 999
  • ​HSELive Coronavirus Helpline - Tel: 1850 24 1850  or  01 240 8787 (Mon-Fri 0800-1930, Sat, Sun 00900-16.30)

The confidential treatment of health information and health records is a professional obligation of all staff of the Student Health Centre. All consultations are treated in the strictest confidence and no information is given to others without written permission.

For further information please see our Privacy Statement.