College Health Service

The Health Service is located in the House 47-52 block. To get there, just go to the Beckett theatre and walk through the tunnel way and it’s on your right.

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Pregnancy test
Post-coital contraception
Blood & urine test (courier fee)
Smear test
Free under government scheme
Short medical
Full medical
Eye test
Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy
Hepatitis B (full course)
Travel vaccinations
Varied costs
Morning-after pill
Flu vaccine
Depo provera
Implanon insertion/removal
€50 / €100
ECG tracing

College Health Centre Hours

Dr. David McGrath, Dr. Mary Sheridan and Dr. Niamh Murphy are available to see students by appointment Monday to Friday. Staff are seen between the hours of 9am and 10am. The clinic closes for lunch between 1-2pm and closes for the day at 4.40pm. The telephones are manned until 5pm – the number is 01 6081556 or 01 6081591.

Outside office hours in cases of emergency, students should contact DUBDOC (6pm - 10pm) weekdays, (11am - 6pm) weekends and Bank Holidays. The telephone number for this service is 4545607. This service is based in St. James’ Hospital. The DUBDOC triage nurse will give telephone advice, arrange a house call or offer emergency consultation with a GP on duty in St. James’ Hospital. Students (with the exception of Irish medical card holders and non-Irish EU nationals) will be responsible for any fees incurred for consultation or home visits.

Sexual Health Clinic

The Student Health Centre runs a Sexual Health Clinic two mornings a week from 9.30 – 1pm. If you have exposed yourself to STIs through unsafe sex or you want to get checked out as you are starting a new relationship, you can be screened for free by a female doctor for the following:

  • Chlamydia
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasas

The tests are quick and simple and the staff are understanding. Your medical records from the sexual health clinic are completely confidential, are stored anonymously and are kept separate from your regular medical record. For sexual health issues outside of these please see sex and sexuality section of this site.

Medical Cards

A student is eligible if:

  • He/she is financially independent of parents. They are then assessed on their own means. However if the student is paying rent then this is taken into consideration.
  • Persons aged 16 to 25 who are dependent on their parents will only be entitled to a medical card if their parents hold a medical card. Hardship cases will be dealt with individually on merit so if you feel you need a medical card, apply for one.
  • If a student is on a disability allowance and has no additional income besides, he/she would qualify for a medical card.

Specific hardship e.g. asthma should be mentioned on the application form, which can be picked up in the Student Health Centre.

If you receive a medical card, notification of eligibility will be accompanied by a list of doctors, from which you must select one, whose centre of practice is within seven miles of where you live. Dr. Thomas of the TCD Student Health Centre is on this list so he is usually the one that students select. The card entitles you to:

  • General practitioner (GP) treatment
  • Free medicine
  • Dental and optical benefits
  • In-patient and Out-patient optical services
  • Certain medical and surgical appliances

All N.I. and GB Students are entitled to emergency GP and hospital services free of charge on production of a European Health Insurance Card. All E.U. students in possession of a European Health Insurance Card are also entitled to GP services. For more information contact the Health Centre in College, the HSE or the Student Welfare Officer.

Dental Care

Smiles dentist on Grafton Street do a student deal for 10%:

  • Scale polish: €50
  • Exam: €40

If you’re short on cash you can have a free checkup in the TCD Dental School at the back of campus. Call 01 6127200 to make an appointment or for more information.


TCD students can avail of a discount at any of the following pharmacies with their student card.

  • Lombard Pharmacy, 32 Lombard St East, Dublin 2.
  • Boots, Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
  • Prices Medical Hall, 26 Clare Street, Dublin 2.
  • Hickey's Pharmacies, 21 Grafton Street , Dublin 2
  • Trinity Pharmacy, Nassau Street, Dublin 2.
  • Trinity College Students' Union
    House 6,
    Trinity College Dublin,
    Dublin 2
    D02 FD37

  • (01) 6468 431
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Opening Hours

Monday 9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 17:00

Closed Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holiday

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