Saturday Surgeries

Please note that the last Saturday Surgery we will be holding will be on Saturday August 29th 2015

Sexual Health Services

At the University Medical Centre we feel that it is vital that we are able to offer a robust Sexual Health Service, particularly being located on a University Campus. We offer a Three-Tier Sexual Health Service to not only our own patients but to all patients in the area. The three tiers are: Chlamydia Screening, Express Clinic and Mercury Clinic.

Please note that due to changes in commissioning the future of the Mercury Clinic is uncertain. We have been given notice of service delivery and at present have been informed that we will not be able to deliver current service from 19th June 2015.  We are meeting with the current sexual health provider in the area (Kent Community Health Foundation Trust) to try and ensure that the current level of service is maintained from the new academic year.  If you have any concerns re the withdrawal of the Mercury Clinic service please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Centre or the Vice-President of Welfare at the University of Kent.

Note – over the summer vacation 2015 we continue to provide Express Clinic and Chlamydia Screening tests.  Please telephone 01227 469333 to arrange an appointment or drop-in to collect a self testing kit for chlamydia testing.

Please visit our Sexual Health Services page

Registering with UMC

New Students & Staff of the UoK (Canterbury Campus)  

Don’t forget to REGISTER with the University Medical Centre.

Find out what’s involved and why it is important for your health to register & see our immunisation advice for New Students

We welcome all new patients from the local community

New Patients (non-students) registering with the University Medical Centre  must  live within a three mile radius of the University Medical Centre  please see our registration page  for more information


Patients who have  symptoms of fever or are generally feeling unwell and have recently returned from overseas (particularly those who visited West Africa)should book a telephone consultation with a doctor rather than attending the medical centre initially. Please call us on 01227 469333 stating where you have travelled from and the doctor will call you back to discuss management  


Saturday Clinics

Saturday Clinics for Sit and Wait Emergencies  Only

Doctor and Nurse Available

We are pleased to announce there is a sit and wait emergency only clinic on Saturday mornings from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

If you need to contact us for urgent problems on a Saturday please call on 01227 469333 or pop into the Medical Centre and speak to the receptionist.

We are looking forward to providing this service to our patients and anticipate this will increase access and reduce burden on secondary (hospital) care.  This is a pilot service and will be reviewed regularly.  We will inform you of any changes via the website if changes are made or the service withdrawn.

Change of Contact Details

It is very important that we are able to keep your contact details up to date at the University Medical Centre.
If your details have changed in any way please go to our Change your contact details   section to  fill in & submit the Change of Details Form

Mental Health Therapies at UMC

The University Medical Centre is provides  robust psychological therapies  for our patients.  The University Medical Centre Psychological Therapies is a young, enthusiastic, expert team offering talking therapies for many different psychological problems.  See our Mental Health Services page

We are committed to providing a good quality effective service that is responsive to individual patient need. We are aware that each year nearly a quarter of us experience difficulties with psychological problems such as anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, anger, stress, phobias and trauma. 

Visit our website for information on how to access the service at

Out of Hours Services

If you need help or advice when the University Medical Centre is closed please dial 111 This number is for all problems that can’t wait until your GP’s Surgery is open again. 111 is free of charge from any phone. If  you feel an emergency is life threatening – ring 999 For more details go to our Out of Hours page