Prescription charges
If you are under 19 years old and in full time education prescriptions are free. Over the age of 19 years many students (depending on their income) will be able to claim free prescriptions on a form known as the HC1, available from Reception. Contraception is free.

Please Note: Condoms are not available on prescription but can be obtained FREE from the Student Union. If you are 19 and under condoms can be obtained free at the University Medical Centre or University Nursing Services on the production of a C Card.

Ordering repeat Prescriptions Online
Already signed up to the Online Repeat Prescription Service? please click here to log in.

If you would like to apply for online  booking of appointments and repeat prescription requests electronically:

  • Please visit the Practice with a  form of I.D. (passport, utility bill, student card or driving license)
  • Fill in a  sign-up form and a  secure user-name & password will be issued to you.
  • When possible we ask that patients visit in the afternoon (or evening opening) to request this.

PLEASE NOTE: Repeat Prescription requests can NOT be taken over the phone or by email.

If you do not have the Online Prescription Repeat Prescription Service:

Repeat prescriptions
If you are taking long term medication, and the Doctor has agreed, you may renew your prescription at the Medical Centre Reception by means of the computer printed Repeat Prescription slip/ written request or Online (ask at reception for a form to register with Online Access)

When will your prescription be ready to collect?
Repeat prescriptions are only available for collection 48 hours after request.  This applies to both online & paper requests. Alternatively, a repeat prescription may be posted to you if you complete the slip at the Medical Centre along with a self addressed stamped envelope.

Important: If you are on long term medication and have recently joined the Practice you will need to make an appointment with the Doctor for initial supply of your medication through us. Contraception is not available without being seen.  You will need to see  the doctor or practice nurse. Contraception is free with a prescription.  We offer a Sit  & Wait Pill Clinic

Changes  to the way you collect your prescription

The NHS has introduced the Electronic Prescription Service.
This could make collecting prescriptions easier and more convenient for you.

This service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the place you choose to get your medication or appliance from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically.

This could save you a trip to your GP practice just to collect a prescription form – particularly if you have regular prescriptions, or you are staying away from Canterbury during vacation periods.

Different GP practices, pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractors will start using the service at different times. Ask a member of staff for more information or visit

To Apply for this service at the University Medical Centre please click here
for more information & application form