Halcyon Medical Centre is the doctor's surgery nearest to campus. It offers a confidential student health service and welcomes Aston students who live in Birmingham. You are invited to register with the Halcyon as part of your enrolment at the University or at any other time that the Centre is open. Halcyon is part of the National Health Service (NHS).
The Halcyon Medical Centre can be found on the lower ground floor (in the basement) of Boots the Chemist, just ten minutes walk from campus on High Street (opposite Marks & Spencer). The Halycon Medical Centre is open seven days a week - on weekdays and at the weekend. It forms part of the Birmingham Health Care Floor in Boots which includes additional services such as a Sexual Health Clinic, Dental Outreach and a Walk-in Centre.
On weekdays during undergraduate term times, Halcyon provide a nurse led Student Health Clinic on the Aston University campus located in the Aston University Health Clinics building (behind the Library). The Health Clinic is open Mon, Wed, Thurs and Friday from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm and on Tuesdays from 9 am until 11.30 am and again from 2 pm until 4.30 pm. There is a doctor at the Student Health Clinic on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday lunchtimes.
Please note there is also an optician and a dental surgery in the Aston University Health Clinics building. These are not connected to Halcyon.
If you are already registered with a doctor in the UK, your medical records can be obtained from your previous doctor. If you have a UK medical card which has your NHS number printed on it, please bring it with you to speed up the Halcyon registration process.
If you do not have access to your medical card, or have not previously been registered with a doctor in the UK, then please complete the GMS 1 form included in your Enrolment Pack.
International students should click here for information about UK healthcare UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website. International students on a course lasting 6 months or less, are advised to take out medical insurance for the UK because you will have to pay for medical care. Only emergency treatment in a NHS hospital Accident and Emergency department is free.
Information checked and updated 19 June 2013 AJW