The College Nurse and Additional Sources of Support

Arrangements for 2022/2023

Taryn will be offering either via video or face to face. You can email Taryn to arrange an appointment at

If you have a fever or other covid signs or symptoms we will firstly need to do a video consultation so that triage can be undertaken.

Please do not come to the Health Centre without a pre-booked appointment as Taryn may be busy seeing other students during this time. No drop-in sessions are provided.

If a face-to-face appointment is required, please follow the procedure below.

  • It is encouraged to wear a face mask to attend the Health Centre.
  • Sanitiser is provided at the entrance to the Health Centre, please use this before entering.
  • You may be asked if your temperature can be taken.

Fort further information, please review the current government guidelines:


Cambridge University also provides information:

Stay Safe Cambridge Uni | University of Cambridge


St Edmunds Health Centre opening times (term time only):

Tuesday:          09.30-14.30

Wednesday:    13.30-17.00

Friday :             09:00-12.15


The University of Cambridge's Disability Service

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides a confidential, professional and accessible service for disabled students and those staff supporting them. The objectives of the DRC are to:

  • Provide advice and guidance for prospective and current disabled students to enable them to access a wide range of service
  • Develop and implement support programmes for disabled students to ensure equal opportunity, access and attainment
  • Provide advice, guidance and training for University and College staff in meeting the institutions’ duties to disabled students within the context of disability equality legislation.

The DRC supports individuals with any impairment/disability, medical matter or injury, including those with:

  • Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • Physical/mobility impairments and injuries (including wheelchair users, Upper Limb Disorder – also known as RSI)
  • Sensory impairments (including hearing impairment, visual impairment)
  • Mental health difficulties (including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder)
  • Long standing illnesses/health conditions (including cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, diabetes, epilepsy)
  • Asperger syndrome and autism

Please contact the DRC for further information, a confidential chat, or to arrange an appointment with an adviser.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) website can be found here.


Health Information

A new guide to the local NHS just for Cambridge University students is now available. Whether you’re joining us this year, or returning to the city to continue your studies, the guide covers everything from registering with a GP to mental health and from colleges nurses and how they can help you to what to keep a medical kit.…

NHS Choices

If you become unwell or are injured make sure you choose the right NHS service to make sure you get the best treatment:

Expert Self Care App

The Expert Self Care Student App is a one stop guide to answering common student health questions within seconds:


Very important to know the signs and symptoms of Meningitis, please read the following websites to familiarise yourself if you not sure:

Meningitis – Symptoms – NHS (

Student Wellbeing at Cambridge University:

Student Wellbeing | (

Local hospital

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge: (01223 245151)

Accident & Emergency Department, Addenbrooke’s: (01223 217118)

A&E or 999

In an extreme emergency the nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at Addenbrooke’s Hospital  An extreme emergency is a condition such as a suspected broken bone, road accident, a severe wound that requires stitching, suspected heart attack or any other life threatening condition. Please use this service appropriately!

You should only call 999 in an emergency. If it is not a life-threatening situation, consider the other options available to you.

NHS 111

NHS 111  is the NHS non-emergency number.

First Response Service (FRS)

The FRS supports people experiencing a mental health crisis.  The First Response Service provides 24-hours access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.  By calling 111, and selecting option 2, you will be put through to a member of the FRS who will speak to you and discuss your current mental health needs.  For more information please see their information leaflet

Counselling and Mental Health

University Counselling Service :  (01223 332865)

Mind – a Mental Health charity: Helpline (0845 766 0163)

Samaritans  – Samaritans 24hr service where you can talk in your own way and off the record, about whatever’s getting to you. T: 08457 90 90 90.

Nightline (formally Linkline)

Get some Headspace –

Psychological Wellbeing Service –

Eating Disorders – for information and help

Eating Disorders Association

Eating disorders help guide

Sexual health and contraception

Home (

Physiotherapy and sports injuries

Physio Direct is a telephone self-referral service available to anyone registered with a Cambridge GP. Please see link for further details:

Websites for General Health Information and Advice

Patient UK

Foreign Travel Information

Fit For Travel

Foreign Office – Travel & Living Abroad

Sexual Health and Contraception

For comprehensive information on sexual health and to book online sexual health appointments at:

Safe places map:

Myths about Consent:

Other useful numbers & resources


NHS Dental Service page 

For emergency dental care telephone 01223 868205 (weekdays only)


University of Cambridge Disability Resource Centre: Contact on 01223 332301


If you fall ill you should inform your College Tutor.
The University’s advice on Health can be found at

Registration with a GP

All students are required to register with a doctor. There is no charge for their services and there are several surgeries close to the College.

Further Information

A new guide to the local NHS just for Cambridge University students is now available. Whether you’re joining us this year, or returning to the city to continue your studies, the guide covers everything from registering with a GP to mental health and from colleges nurses and how they can help you to what to keep a medical kit.