Welcome to the Health Centre at the University of Sussex

The practice caters mainly for the students at the University of Sussex, and we strive to tailor our services to match the needs of our practice population.

There has been a health service operating from the University of Sussex campus since the 1960s. Over the years this service has evolved and developed, so we now pride ourselves on offering specialist primary health care services, targeted at the student population of Brighton and Hove. The practice building is purpose built and facilitates disabled access.

As of April 1st 2020, we are no longer accepting FAX's,

as part of the NHS England directive - please email admin.unimed@nhs.net


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Coronavirus Updates

Latest advice and information concerning children and COVID-19

Useful links for patients with COPD or Asthma:

Update 19.05.2020

There are now 3 main symptom areas for COVID-19 and if you think you may have these, follow current guidance listed on this and the NHS website:

  1. A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  2. A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  3. A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Update 19.03.2020

We have made the decision to close our front doors from tomorrow, Friday, March 20th, to protect both patients and staff.  The Practice will continue to offer Telephone only appointments, as well as other limited services.  If you are offered a face to face appointment, the clinician will advise you how to access the Health Centre. 

If you have any concerns regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the NHS.uk website - if you have no internet access, then please call 111 from any phone.


Update 11.03.2020

Students who are self isolating because they have symptoms (Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath), but have not been confirmed, should contact the NHS 111 website in the first instance or call 111 if necessary.

If you are then advised to self-isolate, send an email to HealthSafety@sussex.ac.uk

The University is currently developing a self-declaration form that will allow students to document this information and then email it back to the Uni directly.  This will then form the Mitigating Evidence that is needed, rather than needing to visit the GP surgery to get mitigating evidence.

The process for getting Mitigating Evidence for any other reason has not changed.


Due to changing risk of coronavirus we are now offering telephone consultations with a clinician which will replace the walk-in clinic from Monday 9th March  Please call the Health Centre first instead of attending the walk-in clinic.

Telephone triage: You will speak with a clinician who will assess and advise on management.  This will include options of:
     •    Telephone advise from a nurse or GP
     •    Face to face appointment with  a nurse or GP

Top tips:
     1. Wash hands and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue
     2. Be prepared to self-isolate
     3. Use Health Services wisely
     4. Stay up to date using  trusted sources of information

See also these useful links:

Covid-19 Government Response

Information for returning travellers from areas with implications

What is Self-Isolation and why is it important ?

Student UK Coronavirus info


If you think you might have symptoms of this virus, please do NOT come into the surgery - stay at home, visit the NHS 111 Coronavirus information page and if you're still concerned, phone 111 to speak to a professional - they will check your symptoms and provide a course of action.  Isolation is best and it is recommended to stay at home until you have been checked in this way. See also these links to information below:

NHS Coronavirus information web page

Government Coronavirus information web page


General News

New Students

be sure to register with us as soon as you can and BEFORE you need treatment! This will help us to help you quickly, should you need it later on.  Register ONLINE with us by clicking the large blue button at the top of the page.


Do NOT wait until you need medical attention.
Register NOW to enable us to treat you, should you become unwell.

Registrations take a MINIMUM of 24 Hours to be processed and around 2 working days between the Sept-Dec busy period. 
This excludes weekends as we are closed.


Drug Changes

Important information for patients taking either Pregabalin or Gabapentin medication - these medications are changing 'status' to a Controlled Drug as from APRIL 1st - all the information you need can be found by looking at our Information on controlled drug changes.


Physio Self-Referral

Did you know that you can now self-refer for Physiotherapy and Musculo-skeletal disorders ?

Just go to their Self-Referral page: Physio self-referral

You can also get lots of information about other referrals by going to our Self Referral page, or by clicking on 'Referrals' in the menu on the right --->>



Have you recently received a letter from Pharmacy2U?
Please be aware that this is NOT from your local pharmacy!

See this link: Local Pharmacy Association information


Data Collection opt out

You can opt out from having your anonymised data shared for research through the NHS - however as of October 11th 2018 you will need to visit Data Collection opt out page to opt out and to find more information.


Extended Hours Service - Appointments

We are now able to offer appointments on some evenings and weekends - go to the Extended Hours Service page for more information, or ask at Reception.



Men ACWY is available to under 25's - Government immunisations information


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