Live healthily at the University of Greenwich. Learn how to register for a doctor at a medical centre near the university.


We strongly advise students to register with a doctor as soon as they enrol at the University of Greenwich, so that they can obtain immediate medical advice and assistance if they fall ill or have an accident.

Students who live on, or near to, the Avery Hill Campus can join the Avery Hill Medical Centre, while students on the Greenwich and Medway campuses can register with a local General Practitioner (GP) that we have a close working relationship with.

If you do fall ill while on campus or living in university accommodation, there will always be staff on duty that will help you contact your local GP or emergency services.

NHS treatment

All international students studying at the University of Greenwich for six months or longer are entitled to receive free National Health Service (NHS) treatment.

European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals studying for less than six months are also eligible for free NHS treatment provided you completed form E128 in your home country.

All other international students studying for less than six months will have to pay for any treatment other than emergency treatment. Therefore, we highly-recommend you take out medical insurance.

If you are a resident of a country that has a reciprocal health care agreement, you will be eligible for some NHS treatment.

Free services available through the NHS

  • Consultations with a GP or nurse
  • Contraception and pregnancy advice
  • Sexual health advice (men and women)
  • Well-woman clinics
  • Baby clinics
  • Asthma clinics
  • Diabetes clinics
  • Chiropodists
  • Counselling
  • Free hospital treatment
  • Emergency medical help.

You will have to pay for:

  • Medicines prescribed by the GP
  • Vaccinations for travel and sickness certificates
  • Dental treatment
  • Eye tests and glasses.

Medical Centres

Avery Hill Campus

Students can register with:

Avery Hill Medical Practice
Flat 25 Aragon Court
Southwood Site
Avery Hill Campus
Avery Hill Road

Telephone: 020 8331 9680

Greenwich Campus

Students can register with:

Burney Street Practice
48 Burney Street
SE10 8EX

Telephone: 020 8858 0631  

Greenwich Reach Health Centre
Clarence Road

Telephone: 020 8469 3300

South Street Medical Centre
71a Greenwich South Street
SE10 8NT

Telephone: 020 8293 3330