Welcome to all new students
The University of Reading Medical Practice has a long history of providing quality healthcare to students.
We understand the challenges that students can face at all stages of their university career and impact that health issues can have. We have experience in helping you cope with any health issues that may arise during your time at university.
Our strong links to the university help facilitate quality integrated care to help you get the most out of your time in Reading.
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Medical Confirmation Form (Extenuating Circumstance)
If you need to provide medical evidence you should complete a Medical Confirmation Form (Extenuating Circumstances); you can download the form from here. Simply complete part A of the form and take to Reception at the University Medical Practice. Please pay £10 for this service when handing the form in to the Medical Practice. Only cash or cheques are accepted.
You will be given a receipt and asked to collect the form in five working days. You are then able to submit the form to the University, please note that we are unable to submit the form on your behalf.
Counselling and Wellbeing
If you are having a tough time for any reason, don't keep it to yourself:
The Reading University Counselling and Wellbeing Service can help.
The Counselling and Wellbeing team run talks on issues such as coping with stress, finding motivation and gaining confidence.
The team also offers short-term counselling which is completley confidential. And, at your request and with your permission, our experts can work closely with colleagues across the university to provide coordinated support specifically for you. For more information, visit the Student Wellbeing website.
Talking Therapies in Berkshire
Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. Talking Therapies is a friendly and approacable service that helps people with these problems.
We are here to help adults aged 18 living in Berkshire and we have a team of advisors and therapists who can help you to overcome life's difficulties and problems and manage them better.
You can refer yourself to Talking Therapies now, or ask your GP of healthcare Professional to refer you.
Life Tools and Blackboard Course
Exam stress can be common this course is designed to help manage stress and prepare for your exams
Sexual Health & Contraception
The Florey Clinic, 21A Craven Road, Reading RG1 5LE
Free NHS walk-in-service for testing and treatment of STIs, plus contraception.
Open until 7pm most days Mon-Fri, & Sat 9.30-11.30am
Still unsure where to go?
Want to know your NHS rights?
Call Healthwatch Reading on 0118 9372295 or visit their special student webpage at
When We Are Closed
Visit the Reading Walk-in Centre
1st Floor, 103-105 Broad Street Mall, Reading, RG1 7QA Tel: 0118 902 8300
Open 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Sunday (open bank holidays and weekends).
NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people to call if they need medical help fast but not in a life-threatening situation.
Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles.
NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year.
On dialling NHS 111 a team of fully trained advisers and experienced nurses will assess your condition and direct you to a local service that can help you best when you need it.
There are now only three numbers to know; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery and 111.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
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