International students and EU students click here for information about UK healthcare. You are advised to register with a local doctor/GP in case you need medical assistance whilst you are studying at Aston University.
The nearest NHS doctor's surgery (general practitioner/GP) is Halcyon Medical based in the Lower Ground Floor of Boots (opposite Marks and Spencer) on High St in Birmingham city centre, only half a mile from campus. 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.
To choose a different GP surgery click here . The nearest alternatives are a mile from campus.
If you are an international student already registered with a GP in the UK, your medical records can be obtained quickly from your previous GP. If you have a UK medical card which has your NHS number printed on it, please take it to your new Birmingham GP in order to speed up the registration process.
For information about Aston University's dentist and optometry clinics, click here.
On campus: If you need an ambulance or other emergency service, please call Security on 2222 - do not call the ambulance service direct, as Security need to allow access to these services and need to know the exact location of the emergency. This will help to improve response times of the emergency services.
Off campus - If you need immediate medical assistance (for example because of an accident) you should telephone 999, which is a free phone number. Your call will be put through to an operator who will ask which emergency service you require (Fire, Police, Ambulance).
(UK Council for International Student Affairs)