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Welcome to the Student Health Centre

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                          ** TELEPHONE 061 202 534 **   

The Student Health Centre is located in block C, level M (room CM061) 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 Divsion which provides a comprehensive range of professional administrative and support services to the entire university campus.  

In line with current Coronavirus restrictions, the Student Health Centre is closed and a limited service is being provided through telephone triage in the first instance and when deemed necessary, through face to face consultation. During the summer months doctor consultations are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please telephone 061 202 534, Monday to Friday 10:00-12.00 or 14:00-16:00 to request a consultation. Please note: Consultations cannot be booked via email or by going to the Student Health Centre Reception. If you have an urgent need to see a doctor outside of these times, please contact Dr Ronan Ryder's surgery, Old Windmill Medical Centre, Lower Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick, Tel: 061 313 919.

For all other enquiries please email

The HSELive Coronavirus Helpline is open 08:00 to 19:30 Monday to Friday and 09:00 - 16:30 Saturday and Sunday Tel: 1850 24 1850  or  01 240 8787

Reporting of a Positive Diagnosis
If you are unfortunate enough to test positive, please email as soon as possible with the date you were last on campus and when you were diagnosed. Only members of the University's Health and Safety team have access to this email in order to help monitor the number of COVID-19 incidences on campus. Your details may be used to initiate early contact tracing and the provision of health advice. Records will be deleted by UL after 30 days.

Useful Links
HSE website
UL Community Latest Information
Covid 19 Presentation
International Students
Department of Foreign Affairs
Randox Health Travel Centre - Private testing for travel purposes
RocDocCovidCheck - Private testing for travel purposes

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

  • A consultation can only be booked by telephoning 061 202 534.  They cannot be booked via email or by going to the Student Health Centre Reception.
  • We currently 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.
  • Our medical services will be delivered initially by 'telephone triage' so it is important that you telephone first to request a consultation,
  • For a very limited number of issues/conditions we can attempt to provide face to face consultations under very strict infection prevention and control protocols.
  • Same day consultations can only be provided in exceptional medical circumstances. In all other cases appointments will be provided as soon as possible.  Priority will be given to urgent issues.
  • All prescriptions are now electronically sent by the doctor directly to a local pharmacy.  You will not need to come in to the Student Health Centre just to pick up a prescription.

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

  • 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)

Medical card holders may use their cards for prescription purposes and for the STI and contraceptive clinics but all other services will incur a charge. 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.

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.

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