Student Health Unit

Student Health Unit

Welcome to the NUI Galway Student Health Unit

This practice provides on-campus medical care to full-time registered students in a confidential, professional and courteous manner.

Services Provided


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
: 9.15am - 12.30pm    Afternoons: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Summer Opening Hours:  9.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday.  

The practice operates a walk-in service where appointment times are allocated on a 'First Come First Served' basis.

It is NOT possible to book an appointment via email or on-line. Contact 091-492604 for any queries.


Emergency Hours Out of Hours Service     

Please note there is a charge for this out of hours service.        

Monday-Thursday (After 6pm) contact emergency number: 0872623997
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday (Daytime 8am-6pm) Citydoc, Bon Secour Hospital 091 758008 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Evening 6pm-8am) Galway City GP Rota  087-7744430 

Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in force as of the 25th of May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. A General Practice is a trusted community governed by an ethic of privacy and confidentiality.  In order to provide for the care of the patient, we need to collect and keep information on the patient and their health in their personal medical records.

Our policies are consistent with the Medical Council guidelines and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Regulations. This practice has voluntarily adopted the requirements of 'Processing of Patient Personal Data: A Guideline for General Practitioners'. Please see below for a copy of our Practice Privacy Statement or access the guideline at

Practice Privacy Statement

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The Student Health Unit is located in Aras na Mac leinn, upstairs beside Students Union.  View the campus map for more assistance. 


All consultations are completely confidential, and will only be revealed to others with your consent. Your medical notes are also confidential and remain in the Student Health Department.  They do not form part of your academic file.