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Medical services

The Gower Street Practice at 20 Gower Street (tel: 020 7636 7628) provides National Health facilities for Birkbeck students. The practice provides the following:

  • Doctor’s appointments. If you need to see a doctor, you should make an appointment (telephone 020 7636 7628).
  • Open Clinics. These are held between 9.15am and 10.30am Monday to Friday and do not require an appointment.
  • Nursing Sisters’ clinic. These are held every day from 9.15am to 10.30am and from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. You can attend these without an appointment.
  • Travel Clinic. Held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00am to 11.45am, here you can get both inoculations and advice on overseas travel. No appointment is necessary.
  • Emergency appointments. In case of emergencies, a doctor is in attendance from 4.30-5.30pm. You can attend these without an appointment.
  • Psychiatric help and counselling. The practice offers both psychiatric help and counselling services. If a tutor believes that either of these would aid a student, he or she can refer the student to the practice or contact the on-call doctor directly. The doctors are particularly experienced in problems of study stress, fatigue and related matters.

Further information is available on the Gower Street Practice web site.