While we cannot endorse any specific recommendations, Syracuse University London provides this information as a courtesy to all interested parties. Consultations between patient and doctor, dentist, lawyer or counsellor are considered private, and payment for all treatment and services contracted is the sole responsibility of the student. We hold information on doctors and health services in addition to the ones listed here. Please let us know if you have any major health problems or concerns, so we're in the best position to help you.
As an American student studying here for a single semester you are not eligible for treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). However, you are eligible for treatment at NHS Walk-In Centres. NHS Walk-in Centres give you fast access to health advice and treatment. They are open to anyone on a drop-in basis and provide access to a range of NHS services. Experienced NHS nurses are available to treat a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, and infections, as well as minor injuries like strains, sprains and cuts. The centers provide information, such as opening times, contact numbers etc. for all other local health services, including pharmacies, dental services and out-of-hours GP services.
The nearest NHS Walk-In Centre to Faraday House is The Soho NHS Walk-In Centre, located just south of Soho Square.
The Soho NHS Walk-In Centre
1 Frith Street
London W1D 3HZ
+44 (0)20 7534 6500
• Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
• Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Visit their website and view their list of services.
If you feel unwell but are not sure if it warrants a trip to the nearest Accident and Emergency room or NHS Walk-in Centre, the first thing to do is to phone NHS Direct on +44 (0)845 4647, or visit the NHS website. This service is run by the National Health Service, and provides advice on health matters 24 hours a day.
The SU London Student Handbook also provides a list of private doctors and dentists who provide their services for a fee plus listings for:
• Counselling Services
• Drugs and Alcohol Treatment Programs
• Allergy Clinic Information
• Sexual Health Clinics
For more info on student life: