One of the big things we really encourage students to do as soon as they arrive in York is to make sure they are all set to get looked after if they just so happen to get ill. Registering with a GP & making sure you know how to access help is vital should you end up with anything whilst at Uni, especially the dreaded Freshers Flu!
There are four healthcare centres near campus, and once you have registered at one you can visit any. It shouldn’t be a long, drawn out process, just a quick 2 minute form, and is a perfect thing to get done on arrivals weekend whilst your family are still around to give you a lift. The closest centres are as follows:
YSJ Onsite Health Centre
York St John University
Monkgate Doctors Surgery
199 Acomb Road
40 Moorcroft Surgery
In addition to this, and as part of a national campaign run by the Meningitis Research Foundation, York St John are encouraging all students to go and get the free vaccine for Meningitis now!
Let’s be a little honest, we all love a free shot, and this is one you really don’t want to miss! With different strains of the virus developing and spreading, it’s really important that you get booked in and grab your shot now.
Due to the massive mixing of students from all over the country occurring on campus, the threat of a spread is higher than usual, which is yet another reason you should grab yours, as the vaccine not only protects those who are vaccinated, but also helps control the spread of the disease to other people. It stops those vaccinated from carrying the bacteria that cause the disease.
It couldn’t be simpler… All you need to do is head to your GP or the on campus surgery and book in now. It’s absolutely free of charge, and only takes 2 minutes. So, what you waiting for, #StopTheSpread!
Another big one we want to push is Epilepsy. It is vital if you are heading to YSJ that you let the University know if you have the condition, so that if needed you are taken care off.
As for everyone else, it’s important that we know what to do if a friend or flatmate suffers from a seizure, so watch this quick video now >>
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