About Us

The University Health Service is part of a comprehensive open access health service for students, staff and visitors. The USW Health Service is part of the Wellbeing and Disability Service and is based in H block on the Pontypridd Campus. Appointments with a nurse are also available at both the ATRiuM and Newport City Campuses. Telephone advice is available from all Campuses.

The service is nurse led and is a supplement to the services provided by your GP. We can provide a wide range of help and advice for all types of health issues. Our aim is to help you towards a solution which might involve:

Self-Care Many common ailments can be managed easily with remedies available from over the counter at the local pharmacy
A wide range of medicines are now available over the counter at the pharmacy through the Common Ailment Service without the need for a prescription. In addition, the Pharmacist can offer advise on many health problems including Free Emergency Contraception if taken within 72 hours
Contraceptive & sexual health services
Please see Sexual Health link for details of your nearest clinic
University Health Centre
A Nurse led service Open term time only.
Your GP surgery
contact the University Health Service for details of how to register. For medical care, urgent care during the day, injections and prescriptions ring for an appointment with your GP or practice nurse
GP out of hours service
If you need urgent medical care which cannot wait until your GP surgery is next open phone your practice and you will be given a number to call
Dental Emergency Phone your dentist or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 if you are not registered
Accident on campus Consult a University first aider or contact the the USW Health Service for treatment and/or advice
A&E 24 hours
Attend A&E if you have an acute illness, chest pain or breathing problems or a painful injury less than 2 days old
Dial 999 direct and ask for an ambulance For serious accident or life threatening illness only such as severe chest pain, severe breathing problems, severe bleeding or unconsciousness.