This article will provide you with the information on when and how to register with a doctor.
When you should register
You need to be registered with a local doctor in order to access NHS services while you are in Portsmouth. It is important that you register with a doctor (also known as a General Practitioner or GP) as soon as you get to Portsmouth. Don't wait until you become ill.
If you have an ongoing condition like asthma, diabetes, epilepsy it is even more important to register with a local GP as soon as possible.
How to register
Where to register
If you live in University accommodation then you can also ask at the reception of your Hall of Residence for your nearest Doctors surgery.
Advice from pharmacists
You can also get advice on minor ailments such as bugs and viruses, minor injuries and aches and pains from your local community pharmacy or chemist. For more information on pharmacists and when they might be able to help visit PharmacyFirst.
Changing address during the year?
If you change your term-time address, please contact your GP practice and let them know your new address. If they lose contact with you, you may no longer be registered with your GP.