St Catharine’s is deeply committed to offering meaningful and effective support to all our students.
The Health and Welfare team coordinates this support, working collaboratively with all members of
the community and drawing on resources and initiatives from across the College and beyond. The
Welfare Hub on the College website provides up to date information and resources, and suggestions
for what to include in this are always welcome:

Health and welfare at St Catharine's

If you would like to speak to someone regarding your mental, physical or emotional health and wellbeing, you are welcome to contact the Health and Welfare Team for support. If you are concerned that another student is particularly vulnerable, please do reach out to them and encourage them to contact us. You are able to contact a member of the Health and Welfare Team in confidence if you feel that your friend needs further support.

Emails sent to the team address will be seen by both Mary and Ally, so that if you need support urgently one of us can respond to you as soon as possible and we can work together to ensure you get the support you need.

Please see below for details of all the support that is available to you through College and beyond.

If you have a serious food allergy, or carry an Epipen, you MUST see the College Community Practitioner as soon as you can after arrival. 

Also, if you have any food allergies or intolerances, you should inform the Catering Office as soon as possible.

Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19

You can find the latest information for St Catharine’s students about coronavirus (COVID-19), links to official advice and how St Catharine’s College is responding to COVID-19 at:

The College will be publishing additional guidance about what to expect from life in College and how we can all play a role in reducing the transmission of infections – please look out for further updates between now and the start of term.

We strongly encourage you to arrange to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before you come to St Catharine’s. The more members of the college community who are vaccinated, the less likely it is that college life will be disrupted by an outbreak of infection. In addition, it is certainly possible that, should you find you have been exposed to COVID infection, your positive vaccination status may reduce the restrictions that you experience in your work and social life as a result. 

Registering with a GP in Cambridge
St Catharine's is well placed for easy access to many student-friendly GPs in Cambridge and registering with a GP as soon as possible is of utmost importance. If you feel unable to do this for any reason, or have any questions around this, then please contact your Tutor or the College Community Practitioner.

This list is derived from

0 miles away - Trumpington Street Medical Practice
56 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
01223 361611

0.2 miles away - Newnham Walk Surgery At Boots Cambridge
28 Petty Cury/65-67 Sidney Street, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire, CB2 3ND
01223 366811

0.3 miles away - Bridge Street Medical Centre
2 All Saints Passage Off Bridge Street, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire, CB2 3LS
01223 652671

0.4 miles away - Newnham Walk Surgery
Wordsworth Grove, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3
01223 366811

0.4 miles away - Lensfield Medical Practice
48 Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambs, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire, CB2 1EH
01223 651020

0.7 miles away - Woodlands Surgery At Eden House
Eden House, 48-49 Bateman Street, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire, CB2 1LR
01223 697600

0.7 miles away - The Petersfield Medical Practice
25 Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2AB
01223 350647

0.8 miles away - Huntingdon Road Surgery
1 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3
01223 364127

Students new to the UK: if you have never been registered with a doctor in the UK before, please inform your new doctor when
you register.

Dental care: The NHS website can help you to locate a dentist

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Emergency Health care

  • NHS 111 - NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Dial 111 to speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals
  • Urgent Care Cambridge (UCC) - for out-of-hours emergency care.
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital on Hills Road is the nearest Accident and Emergency department.

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