# Book an appointment with a doctor or nurse
If you need to see a doctor or nurse during your studies, the Coventry University medical centre is a free and confidential NHS GP service. There are a diverse mix of qualified doctors and nurses who are here to help you with your medical concerns.
# Make sure you are registered with the GP service
You will need to register with a GP service before you can book an appointment to see a doctor or nurse.
Only students with a CV1-CV6 postcode can register at the Coventry University Medical Centre. If you are outside of this postal code you can find a local GP on the NHS website (opens new window).
# Book an appointment
Booking an appointment will be different depending on the GP practice you are registered with.
To book an appointment with the Coventry University Medical Centre you can:
- Log in to Patient Access and book online (opens new window).
- Call reception on 024 7659 2012 and tell them that you are a student.
- Go to the medical centre reception (on the 2nd floor of the Hub, accessed from the Jordan Well entrance).
If you are too unwell to come to the medical centre and would like to request a home visit or telephone consultation with the GP, this can be arranged in some circumstances (depending on the GPs availability). To do this, call the medical centre reception on 024 7659 2012.
# Get ‘Out of Hours’ medical help
During term time the medical centre is open from 8am to 6pm every weekday. Surgery appointments are between 8.30am and 11.30am and 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
Outside of term time, there is a reduced medical service in the Hub. You can see the dates/times of this reduced service on the website (opens new window).
If the medical centre is closed, you can:
- Consult the doctors and nurses at our other Surgery at Engleton House (opens new window) in Radford, which is open 8am to 6.30pm.
- Phone Engleton House ‘Out of Hours’ surgery on 024 7659 2012.
- Phone the NHS 111 service.
- Visit the NHS Walk-In Centre (opens new window) on Stoney-Stanton Road.
Most pharmacies are open late in the evening, at weekends and over Bank Holidays and can give advice to help you stay healthy and well. They also offer emergency contraception for young people aged 16-25 years.
This information is part of our Thinksafe campaign. You can (find the full range of support and information on the student portal)[https://livecoventryac.sharepoint.com/sites/students-portal/SitePages/Thinksafe.aspx].