Saturday Appointments

A new service offering a GP’s appointments from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on a Saturday.
We are pleased to be part of this exciting pilot scheme. Please read more about it here

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  


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