University of East Anglia Health Centre

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University of East Anglia Health Centre

University of East Anglia Health Centre

Welcome to University Medical Services

The UEA Medical Centre (UMS) is located just off the Bluebell Road entrance to the UEA, on University Drive.

Reception & Appointments  01603 251600 Occupational Health  01603 592174
Secretaries  01603 251601 Dentist  01603 592173
Email Boots Pharmacy (campus)  01603 505629
Fax  01603 506579


Usual Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 8.00pm ** Routine pre-booked appointments only, after 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am – 12.00pm** Limited service – see details below
Sunday Closed

**Please note – this is a limited service on a Saturday morning for routine (non-urgent) pre-booked appointments.  If you do not have an appointment and you feel your problem is urgent, please call NHS 111 service (see out of hours details below).  Alternatively, visit the NHS Walk-in Centre at Rouen Road (near Castle Mall), open 7 days per week, 8am-8pm, telephone 01603 677500. 

Out of Hours

Telephone number: 111
111 is a free NHS telephone number (from both landlines and mobile phones) which you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  When the practice is closed, please ring this number for advice. You can find out more about 111 by visiting


Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

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For appointments telephone 01603 251600 or use Patient Access Online (click on link above)

Please note: Ante-natal appointments & blood tests – Please call reception to book, as special clinics are arranged for these. Please do not book into any other clinic for these appointments as they will need to be re-arranged.

Doctor Appointments

Routine appointments are booked at 10 minute intervals. In special circumstances 20 minute appointments are available. Please tell the receptionist if you think you need a 20 minute appointment.

Telephone Appointments

You can also book a telephone appointment with a doctor or nurse – when you call to book an appointment, please ask the receptionist for more details. These are 5 minute appointments.

Text Message Appointment Reminder Service

We operate an appointment reminder service in the form of a text message to your mobile phone where you should receive a text up to 24 hours before, with your appointment details on.  If we have your mobile number already, you will automatically be registered to receive these text messages but, if you would prefer to opt out of these reminders, please let us know so we can exclude you from this service.


Not all nurse clinics are available to book online therefore you may need to call 01603 251600 to book.

Nursing Service ‘Book on Day’ Clinics

Every morning and afternoon, Monday – Friday.  To book one of these appointments, you need to phone on the day.  These are 10 minute appointments.

  • Emergency contraception
  • Cystitis
  • Sore throats, headaches, colds and flu
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Bone injuries and sprains
  • Hayfever, bites and stings
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Burns and scolds
  • Rashes
  • Worsening asthma
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Support and advice


Nurse Appointments A (pre-bookable)

Available daily at various times.  For certain conditions, patients are encouraged to book an appointment (this reduces possible waiting times).  These are 10 minute appointments.
  • Emergency contraception
  • Repeat contraceptive pills
  • Contraceptive injections
  • Routine immunisations
  • Ear syringing
  • Hayfever
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Wound dressings
  • Suture/clip removals

Nurse Appointments B – Sexual Health

This service is available most days to all MALE and FEMALE registered patients.  All our services are confidential, non-judgemental and open to all.  We can offer support, advice and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening.   These are 15 minute appointments.

  • Contraceptive advice
  • Contraception – all methods
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Cervical smears
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations for men who have sex with men
  • Testing for most sexually transmitted infections and guidance for those requiring further testing
  • Treatment for STIs
  • Safer sex advice
  • HIV testing and advice
  • Chlamydia testing for men and women
  • Any other issues related to sexual health

Health Care Assistant

This service is available most days, at various times, Monday – Friday.  These are 10 minute appointments.

  • Wound dressings
  • Suture/clip removals
  • Health checks
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Weight monitoring
  • ECG
  • CVD checks
  • Diabetic reviews
  • Seasonal flu vaccines

Specialised Nurse Clinics

  • Travel clinics
  • Asthma clinic
  • Cervical Smear clinics
  • Phlebotomy (blood taking) clinics

Contact Details


We are located on University Drive, just off the Bluebell Road entrance/exit to campus.  Block C16 on the campus map click here


Please park in the main car park and bring your parking token with you so reception can validate it.

If you are unable to park in the main car park, there are a few designated parking bays on University Drive (you will need to get a permit from reception to park here otherwise you may get clamped) and there are disabled parking bays directly outside the main entrance.

Address book Address

University Medical Centre
University of East Anglia
Earlham Road

Telephone Numbers Telephone Numbers


01603 251600

Doctors Secretaries:

01603 251601

Occupational Health:

01603 592174

Out of Hours: