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Medical Centre

Whether you are ill or in need of medical advice and support, the UCLan Medical Centre specialises in providing you with a caring and confidential service on a wide range of medical matters.

Opening hours

Term time:

  • Monday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
  • Wednesday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
  • Friday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

Non-term time:

  • Monday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
  • Wednesday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
  • Friday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

Our phone lines will operate as normal on 01772 214800 Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 6.30 pm

Appointments information

Consultation with the Doctor is by appointment only and while we will endeavour to give you an appointment with the doctor of your choice, this may not always be possible and your patience and co-operation is appreciated. We also have a small number of pre-bookable appointments. The nurse practitioners’ can treat a wide range of conditions and offer on the day bookable appointments.

We currently have a large volume of patients who do not turn up for their appointments and this is having a significant impact on the waiting times for those needing to book appointments. If you cannot make your appointment, please call us at the earliest opportunity to cancel; otherwise, you will be taking away valuable time for somebody who could urgently need your appointment.

We offer appointments for vaccinations and travel health advice/treatment (see information below).

When you book an appointment the reception team will ask for a brief outline of the problem. This is so they can book you in with the appropriate clinician- strict confidentiality will be maintained. You will not be expected to discuss your problem in-depth, just a keyword such as 'Mental Health' will be sufficient. Repeat prescriptions may also be requested, when appropriate, to save you time (we ask that you please provide 48 hours notice).

Please note that this Practice does not include a dentist or optician.

The University Medical Centre can offer advice and vaccinations for travel. Please contact the practice on 01772 214800 for further information on what we can offer. Vaccinations are by appointment only and should be booked in advance with the Practice Nurse.

Please note there will normally be a charge for travel vaccinations.

Medical forms, for example for Camp America, may only be completed for patients who are registered with the practice, when full medical details are available.

If you require a medical form to be completed, please advise the Receptionist when booking the appointment. It is helpful if you have completed any details as requested on the form prior to your appointment. The form will usually be left with the Doctor to be collected later.

Please note there will normally be a charge for this service.

Call the University Medical Centre on 01772 214800 for appointments.

Sexual Health and Contraception advice sessions are held regularly at the Medical Centre. Please request an appointment if you require screening, treatment, or contraception.

So, if you are worried about sexual health or have any queries it is advisable to visit the Medical Centre or your own Doctor.

If you require a Cervical Smear please book an appointment at the Medical Centre.

Sexual health includes:

  • Feeling good about ourselves and expressing ourselves in the way that we choose
  • Knowing how our bodies work
  • Being able to have safer sex that is pleasurable, free from guilt and safe from unwanted pregnancy, disease and the abuse of power
  • Being able to choose not to have sex
  • Feeling able to communicate your thoughts, wishes and desires and to make well-informed decisions

GUM Clinics

Genito-urinary Medicine provides a free confidential service for the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of infections or diseases that can affect the genito-urinary systems. This includes sexually transmitted diseases and HIV counselling and testing.

Contact us:

The Medical Centre
UCLan Foster Building
Preston
PR1 2HE

Tel: 01772 214800