All information is totally confidential and will not be divulged to any third party without the prior consent of the student.
The Student Health Centre welcomes all TU Dublin Blanchardstown registered students. The Service is envisaged as an addition to the student’s own family GP or specialist medical service. It operates within resource constraints so certain service limitations apply. We offer a professional health care to all registered students of the Institute. Encouraging a pro-active approach to health, the emphasis on Health Awareness and Promotion for the student population.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and now requires the Student Health Centre to develop new mechanisms of service delivery on campus. The development of services needs to balance the safety of both students and Health Centre staff and the needs of our individual students.
The Student Health Centre aims to:
- Continue to provide medical services to registered students in a confidential, professional and courteous manner.
- Continue to provide a high quality, timely and reliable service to students.
- Adapt to other ways of delivering care, by the provision of secure remote consultations via telephone and/or video, where face to ace may not be necessary or pose a possible risk to staff.
- Temporarily stop walk-in clinics and move to appointments only. All initial screening consultations will be via phone call/Email/Teams.
- Encourage our students to contact the Student Health Centre by telephone if they have any health concerns whether Covid-19 related or not on (01) 220 8117.
- 09.30 to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday
- 09.30 to 3.00pm (Fridays)
- Telephone: 01 220 8117
- Mobile: 087 188 1336
- Email: email@example.com
- Teams: Deirdre Betson
- Upstairs in Croi Building.
Nurse: Deirdre Betson is the campus nurse. She is a registered mental health, and general nurse. Deirdre is a qualified Sexual Health Educator. She is also a BodyRight facilitator, trained by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and a SMART Consent facilitator.
Doctor: The female GP attends campus every Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
All appointments are made through the nurse and you may be invited for a nurse consultation prior to seeing the GP. Emergencies are given priority.
There is no charge to see either the nurse or the GP.
Please be aware when you are attending the GP that appointment times are 10 minutes in duration. If you have other issues to discuss you will be asked to make a future appt. to deal with these. Please respect other students and their scheduled appointment times.
If you are unwell with symptoms such as, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, fever or chills, loss or change to taste or smell, you should please stay at home and NOT come into College. You may then contact the Student Health Centre or your own GP or the HSE Helpline on 1850 241 850.
In the event you begin to feel unwell on Campus, and experience any of the above symptoms, you should isolate immediately from other people and telephone the Student Health Centre at 01 220 8117.
If you require any further information on the guidelines for Coronavirus please see https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Please Stay Safe and remember to wash your hands and maintain a physical distance at all times.
Get the Covid 19 vaccination at https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/find-a-covid-19-vaccination-centre/
Don’t forget to download the COVID Tracker App - https://covidtracker.gov.ie
Out of hours/Emergency contact
D-Doc is an out-of-hours emergency service run by local GPs. The D-Doc centres are open from 6.00pm to 8.00am Monday to Friday and 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Call 1850 22 44 77.
Students should note that there is a fee for this service to non-Medical Card/European Health Service Card (EHIC) holders.
If you need an emergency ambulance service, please phone 999/112.