You should register with a GP as soon as you arrive in Dundee. Here you’ll find some handy advice on finding and registering with a GP.
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Register with a GP
You can find your nearest GPs, pharmacies, and dentists on the NHS 24 website or by telephoning NHS 24 on Tel 111.
When you have chosen a GP just go in and ask to register (be prepared to try one or two different medical centres as sometimes their lists may be full and therefore they may be unable to register you at that time). You will need to take three forms of identification:
- a passport
- matriculation card
- documentation with your Dundee address on it
University of Dundee Health Service
Your University provide information and offer support and guidance about your health. Visit the University of Dundee Health site for more information.
Health Tips for Students
- In Scotland prescriptions are free.
- Many adults over the age of 18 have to pay for NHS dental treatment – NHS charges are set by the Scottish Government. If you have to pay for dental work, you can ask your dentist how much it will cost before your treatment begins.
- You can get your eyes examined free of charge by any optometrist in Scotland who provides NHS services.
Meningitis – University students up to the age of 25 are offered the MEN ACWY vaccine. The MEN ACWY vaccine can protect you from four causes of meningitis and septicaemia. Just pop into your GP and ask for the Men ACWY vaccine.
Flu Jab – If you take inhaled steroids and asthma it is highly advised that you get the annual flu vaccination. Visit your GP for more information.
Eat Well For Less
You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here’s some top tips eating well whilst being on a tight budget.
- Plan your meals for the week and create a shopping list.
- Stick to your shopping list. No matter how good the deals seem.
- Eat your leftover dinner for lunch.
- Buy frozen vegetables, fruit and meat. They’re cheaper and are at the peak of their freshness before frozen.
- Dine in groups – Include your friends and have a pot luck dinner. Everyone has to contribute a homemade dish, whether it is a starter, main or dessert.