Health & Wellbeing

Student Health

The student Health Service provides on-campus medical care to full time registered students and Apprentices in the Institute in a confidential, professional and courteous manner.

All full time students and Apprentices have access to the Health Unit free of charge.

Nurse Drop-In times are as follows:
Monday – Friday:
9:00AM – 12:00 noon
3:15pm – 4:30pm (4:00pm Friday)

Doctor On Campus times are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 
12:00PM – 1:30PM (By Appointment Only)

Out of Hours Doctor:
Monday - Friday.  
AFTER 6PM
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Students requiring emergency medical care out of hours and at weekends can access the Emergency Clinic at a fee of €50.  The Doctor on Call at the clinic will advise of location.  The above fee does not apply to E.U./ Erasmus students on presentation of an E.U. card.
The Emergency Number to call is: 042 9320038 

Contact Us:

Brid Rust, College Nurse
T: +353-0429370245
E: brid.rust@dkit.ie

How do I book an appointment at the Health Unit?

The Student Health Unit operates a walk in clinic where students are allocated a time to be seen on a “First come First Served” basis.   Our Triage nurses will provide an initial assessment and referral into the doctor if necessary.

Important Numbers:

When the Student Health Centre is unattended please:

Ring 999 or 112 for medical emergencies.
DkIT Campus Emergency (24 hours): T:  +353 (0)4293 200 38 
Brid Rust, College Nurse, T: +353 (0)429370245   E: brid.rust@dkit.ie 


 

What are the main services offered by the Health Unit?

Please note, The Health Unit is not a replacement for a students own General Practitioner ( G.P.). The services provided are as follows:

  • Day to day/On the day illness:
  • Minor Illness: e.g. cough and colds, chest infection, gastro-enteritis, urinary tract infection…
  • Recent/New Injuries: minor injuries, burns, dressings ect…
  • Sexual Health: e.g. advice in relation to contraception, and S.T.I. prevention.
  • Mental wellbeing: students can attend the Institute doctor for advice re. recent exam stress, referral to counsellor etc… 

Medical Emergencies:
Any medical emergency will be given priority. 

For students who have ongoing illness or chronic conditions they must see their own Doctor.

If you do not have a doctor you can register with a doctor in the local area. (A list of doctors is available at the Student Health Unit)

 


 

Counselling:

DkIT also operates a free and confidential counselling service to students. The service is operated by two full-time counsellors who are fully trained counselling therapists. Counsellors are trained in the art of listening and provide encouragement and support on academic issues, coping with stress and other issues affecting student life. For more info click here

 

 

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