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Healthcare for Portland House

By UALHalls 03 Sep 2015

It is extremely important for you to register with a local doctor (GP), as soon as you arrive. Do not wait until you are unwell as it may not be possible to be seen immediately if you are not registered. The nearest doctor’s surgery is at the address below, and sign-up forms are available at reception:

  • Lister Primary Care Centre, 101 Peckham Road, SE15 5LJ

  • T: 020 3049 8310

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The centre houses 4 doctor’s practices and a walk in clinic. For minor ailments, always try a pharmacy before visiting the doctor. Describe your symptoms to the qualified pharmacist and he/she will either sell you the necessary medication or advise you to see a doctor. The nearest pharmacy is

  • Day Lewis Chemist 103 Peckham Road, Peckham, London SE15 5LJ

  • T: 020 7701 8641

  • Map

All students are advised to have the Meningitis C vaccination. Ask the practice nurse at your surgery. For more details on Meningitis, GP registration and other health matters, please visit the health section of the Student Services website or pick up a Healthful Pack from the Students Services office at your college.

For further info about NHS services visit the NHS web site. You can find information about local dentist practices, etc. at this site.

Hospital

For more serious illness or in an emergency you can attend the Accident and Emergency at any hospital. This service is free of charge. The local hospital nearest to Camberwell Campus is

  • Kings College Hospital , Denmark Hill , SE5 9RS
  • T: 020 3299 9000
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First Aid

We do not provide first aid products to residents. We recommend you bring your own first aid kit with you to halls.

Dentists

Residents can register with a dentist upon their arrival at the hall. Dentists closest to the hall include

  • The Dental Practise - 167 Camberwell New Road
  • Camberwell Dental Care - 6 Camberwell Church Street

In an emergency students should contact Kings College Hospital (see above).