The DkIT Health Unit provides on-campus medical care to full-time registered students in the Institute in a confidential, professional and courteous manner.
All full-time International students have access to the Health Unit free-of-charge.
When you come to the DkIT Health Unit, you are seen on a “First come First Served” basis. Our Triage nurses will provide an initial assessment and referral to the Institute Doctor, if necessary.
Please note, The DkIT Health Unit is only intended to treat acute cases, for example:
Illness, or accidents arising:
- Minor Illness: e.g. cough and colds, chest infection, gastro-enteritis, urinary tract infection.
- Recent/New Injuries: minor injuries, burns, dressings etc.
- Sexual Health: e.g. advice in relation to contraception, and prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases.
- Mental wellbeing: students can attend the Institute doctor for stress advice, and can if necessary, be referred to a Counsellor
- Medical Emergencies
ANY MEDICAL EMERGENCY WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY.
If you are an International Student with an ongoing illness or chronic condition that requires regular treatment, you will need to register with a Doctor in Dundalk.
(A list of Doctors for the Dundalk area is available at the DkIT Health Unit)
DROP-IN TIMES TO SEE THE DkIT NURSE SERVICE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY – FRIDAY:
- 9:00AM – 12:00 noon
- 3:15pm – 4:30pm (4:00pm Friday)
DOCTOR ON CAMPUS (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY):
- MONDAY – FRIDAY: 12:00PM – 13:30PM (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Out-of-Hours Doctor Service
International students requiring emergency medical care at evenings and at weekends can access the EMERGENCY MEDICAL CLINIC at a fee of €50 (Keep your receipts if you wish to claim). The €50 fee does not apply to E.U./ Erasmus students on presentation of an EHIC Card.
The EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL is 00. 353. 42. 93 200 38 (AFTER 18:00 hours Monday to Friday, all day at Weekends and Bank Holidays).
When you phone the out-of-hours Doctor service, an automated answering-service will provide you with a contact mobile number of the Doctor on call.
Have a pen and paper ready when you phone, to write down the mobile number.
When you ring the mobile number, you will be given contact details for the Doctor-on-Call in County Louth.
(Please note the practice may be located anywhere in the county and you may need to take a taxi).
For your reference only.
A general information about the cost of living in Dundalk
Accommodation cost €80/week approx
Shared student accommodation is available from €60 per week
International students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during college semesters and 40 hours per week during holidays. You will have to provide your employer with your PPS number.
Part time job
Students should look out for their personal safety in Dundalk, just as they would in any city in Europe or in their Home Country. Do not walk around the town late at night either alone or in groups.
The following is some simple advice for your life in Dundalk.