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Medical and health information

Find all the latest information on the medical and health services available during your time at Warwick below.

Infectious diseases guidance (including Covid-19)

The safety and wellbeing of all members of our community is always our utmost priority.

On this page we share information and guidance about infectious diseases to help keep us all safe. We also have further guidance about Covid-19 here.

Registering with a local medical practice

It is important to register with a local medical practice so that you can access healthcare easily whilst you’re at Warwick.

If you are living on campus, within the catchment area, or in Kenilworth or Leamington, you’ll be able to register with our campus based National Health Service (NHS) Health CentreLink opens in a new window.

New students can register with the Health Centre via the Enrolment Dashboard.

University of Warwick Health Centre

The University's Health Centre is located on central campus, on Health Centre Road.

The Health Centre serves students who live on campus or within the catchment area.

Visit the Health Centre website


Before starting University, it’s important to make sure you are up to date on vaccinations. Please consult your doctor to ensure you’ve had the vaccines below, and if you haven’t, try to arrange to have them before arriving at Warwick.

If you are unable to receive any of these vaccinations before you arrive, register with a medical practice as soon as possible on arrival and seek advice about accessing vaccinations.

Meningitis (MenACWY)

New students under the age of 25 are at an increased risk of meningitis, due to moving to a new place where you’re mixing and in close contact with other people. It is therefore really important to make sure you’ve had the MenACWYLink opens in a new window vaccination as it protects against serious infections like meningitis and septicaemia.

If you're concerned you may have Meningitis or Septicaemia, make sure to act quickly and seek medical advice. View a list of common symptoms or use this handy symptom checker tool.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people.

Check if you have had 2 doses of the MMR vaccineLink opens in a new window to protect yourself.


The Covid-19 vaccination is an important part of protecting yourself if you're at increased risk from severe Covid-19.

Find out more on the NHS websiteLink opens in a new window and visit our webpage with further guidance.

First aid

Please make yourself aware of your local First Aiders in case you ever need their help.

Posters should be displayed locally and your local induction should outline how to access First Aid when on site.

Find out more

International students

You should be vaccinated for tuberculosis (TB) before you enter the UK.

If you are applying for a Student visa, you might also need to be tested for tuberculosis.

Find out more about tuberculosis tests for visa applicantsLink opens in a new window.

It’s recommended to speak to your doctor about any other vaccinations you might need to come to the UK, and to check with your local embassy to find out if you are legally required to get any vaccines before coming to the UK.