WHAT WE OFFER
GP Led Diabetes Clinics and a joint monthly clinic with a specialist in house Endocrinologist consultant
Contraception including coil & implant fitting clinics
Stop Smoking Clinic
Sexual Health Clinic
The main routine vaccinations we check are:
The HPV Vaccine is available on the NHS if you are under 25 years old.
If you are 25 or over and have not had the HPV vaccine, you can visit a pharmacy or private clinic.
Please visit the following website for a guide to help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK:
FORMS AND LETTERS
You must complete all relevant sections on the form (such as personal details) and provide us all relevant documents including a signed consent form. Your document will then be processed and reception will contact you to arrange an appointment with a doctor or to advice that the form/letter is ready for collection. This process takes between 7-20 working days for completion.
The NHS does not cover form completions so there is a charge for this service.
Charges do not apply to medical certificates for the University, for these you will need to email us with a clear description of your request. Please note if this isn't something you've previously discussed with us you will need to book an appointment so we can further assist you.
Please note: Some medications do not need a prescription from your GP.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a convenient and efficient way of sending prescriptions electronically to any pharmacy of your choice. It is easy to choose the pharmacy where your prescriptions are sent. To do this you can go to the pharmacy of your choice and sign up with them or alternatively you can manage your nominated pharmacies via SystmOnline, please ask reception for your personal login details to be able to do this. You can request repeat medications via SystmOnline and due to EPS they will be sent to your nominated pharmacy (providing your medication review is not overdue and you are not overusing the medication).
This service is ideal for those who don't want to visit their GP practice for every prescription and those who regularly collect medicine from the same pharmacy.
If you are requesting online please allow up to 48 hours for your prescription to be ready at your nominated pharmacy, this is also the case if you request them directly at the Health Centre.
Please ask at reception for further information about EPS.
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
From 1 April 2020, the charges are:
Prescription (per item): £9.15
If you will need to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
The charge for a single prescription item is £9.15, single charge: £9.15, 3-month PPC: £29.65 and 12-month PPC: £105.90
PPC telephone advice line 0300 330 1341
General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
We offer a Travel clinic and Yellow fever Centre for patients registered at the Health Centre.
Certain vaccinations need to be given over several weeks so we ask that you allow enough time before your travel to book an appointment. If you have less than 6-8 weeks prior to travelling please contact our reception to check availability prior to completing the form. Many travel vaccinations are not covered on the NHS and will incur costs; this will be discussed at your appointment.
Before you arrive for your travel health clinic appointment the nurse will expect you to have read any advice on where you are travelling to prior to your appointment. If you are uncertain whether you need to have a course of vaccinations or would like advice please visit the follow websites:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
CNWL Talking Therapies
IAPT stands for ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’. CNWL Talking Therapies Service is part of this service and offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a primary treatment approach for depression, anxiety, stress, panic disorders, sleep disorders, to name a few and it is tailored to the individual's need. Two members of the IAPT service come to the Health Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Primary Care Plus (PCP) Mental Health Service is a new service provided by Central London Healthcare. The team provide support to people with mental health conditions. They offer patients more choice of treatment methods as well as easier and faster access to treatment at a time when it’s most needed. One of the members of this team is the Community Mental Health Nurse who students are conveniently able to see at King's College Health Centre via referral from their GP.
Mental Health Apps
For a list of NHS Approved Mobile Applications Click here
KCL COUNSELLING & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
The Counselling and Mental health support team at King's is here to help you cope with personal and emotional problems. The Service is for all undergraduate and postgraduate students and is free and confidential.
This is a separate service from the Health Centre however, if required the doctors can advise and refer. You can also self-refer.
The Advice & Guidance Team is a team of specialist advisers at King's College aim to help students overcome any personal issues which could be causing a barrier to your success at King's. Whether you need information to help you to find work or accommodation, want to find out about how changes in your personal circumstances will affect your studies or need specific financial, legal and practical advice, they can help.
ACTIVE WELL BEING SERVICES
King's Sport Active Wellness Scheme
The Active Wellness Scheme is an initiative to help anyone within the King’s community who suffers from any mental or physical health issues through the use of exercise therapy.
Free Online Exercise classes available to you
King's Sport are providing free online classes for all;
Fitness expert Neila Rey, now known as Darebee is putting the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels;
A helpline open 24/7 for anyone feeling low or considering suicide
Phone: 116 123
Self Harm Telephone support - Students can call: 020 7089 5050 and Parents please call 0808 802 5544
A 24/7 text messaging service is also available for young people in crisis. Text: Text YM to 85258
The Listening Place offer a warm and welcoming environment; somewhere that individuals can talk openly about their feelings without being judged or being given advice.
Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health. Keeping a good balanced mental health makes such a difference because it helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.
Get free tips, tools and apps:
One You can help you make small changes. The team can support you with a range of services if you want to; Quit smoking/drinking, move more, stress less, sleep better or eat better.
Make a change now:
It only takes a minute to get started with a short free quiz to create Your Mind Plan with personalized tips and advice.
LEAFLETS AND MORE
To read some self help booklets for Mental Health please click here
Realizing that you have an eating disorder can be difficult. But eating disorders, while serious, are treatable and it’s very possible to make a full recovery. For support and advice please visit Beat The UK's Eating Disorder Charity
Interested in our wide range of medical services? Our clinic’s opening hours are If you are not in our catchment area please. Stop by today and see what we can offer you.
It is quite common for people to have gone through life without an autism diagnosis, feeling that somehow they don't quite fit in. Many people learn to cope with life in their own ways and at times this can become hard work. If you have any personal concerns please speak to your GP who could refer you to our ASD Clinic.
VINCENT SQUARE EATING DISORDER
This in-house clinic has been set up in unison with Primary Care Eating Disorder Service. When you are referred to Vincent Square their team will triage your referral and decide whether you can be seen at our Health Centre or in their specialist service.
The Clinical Specialist from Vincent Square who has joined our team is Michelle Fiteni, a registered Mental Health Nurse.
We host an acupuncture clinic for patients registered at the Health Centre. This is a private service, you can either ask your GP to refer you or contact the clinic directly for an appointment.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment. It is part of a system of medicine called Traditional Chinese medicine which originated in China, but has increasingly spread around the world.
Patients often seek acupuncture treatment for
chronic pain; migraines and other headaches; arthritis and other joint problems
emotional problems such as anxiety or depression, insomnia, fear and phobias.
digestive complaints, or problems relating to eating and eating habits.
’odd problems’ where no obvious cause has been found despite investigation.
Acupuncture treatment is often combined with dietary advice, and advice regarding lifestyle and daily habits. Acupuncture can be combined with standard medical care and with western medication.
Ask your GP for more information or contact Titta directly for information on cost and for available appointments.