student health for liverpool

New Students

For many students, moving away from home for the first time can be very stressful. More so if you have an existing medical condition. It is very important that you register with a GP. St James is situated within the Baltic Triangle/Chinatown and is ideal for those living close by or working/studying in the city centre.

We also register patients whom do not live within our catchment area and are the only GP practice in Liverpool to offer this service.

At St James, we provide telephone consultations for issues that do not need to be face to face. 80% of conditions can be dealt with by phone e.g.  repeat sick notes, minor ailments and medication advice. However, if you then need a face to face clinical consultation, you will be seen within the next 2-working days. This service is provided on a daily basis and allows you to receive advice without taking time out from your studies.

Our Advance Nurse Prescriber can assess all ailments, prescribe medication and refer on if necessary. Her appointments are bookable on the day and are convenient for medical emergencies.

All appointments at St James can be booked either in person at the reception, by telephone (from 8:30am) or through on-line patient access.

Student Health Liverpool

We offer medical care, support, advice and any further management on all aspects of student health. This includes:

Safe sex: We provide free screening for STI’s and free contraception and unplanned pregnancy advice.

Healthy Lifestyle

For students who smoke, drink alcohol or take drugs, including legal highs, we can offer a confidential chat with our Health Trainer to ensure you enjoy your student nights out safely.

Living in close proximity in student halls/rooms can make you more prone to contracting meningitis and mumps. All students – up to the age of 25- are eligible to receive a free vaccination to reduce the risk of catching the disease. Please arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.