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Medical Centre

Whether you are feeling ill, want contraception advice, concerned about your sexual health, or need information on vaccinations for your trip abroad, the staff at the University Medical Centre are able to provide you with a caring and confidential service on these and a wide range of medical matters.

We strongly recommend that you register with a doctor on your arrival in Preston and your NHS medical card would be helpful for this but not essential. View the AccessAble access guide for the Medical Centre.

Registering with the Medical Centre

If you would like to register with the Medical Centre, please click on the appropriate link:


Patients born in the UK

Patients born outside the UK

Patients born in the UK

If you were born in the UK and have registered online, please print off the following Medical Questionnaire and an Alcohol Consumption Form and bring it with you to the Medical Centre at your earliest convenience.

Patients born overseas/outside the UK

If you were born overseas and have registered online, please print off the following Medical Questionnaire and an Alcohol Consumption Form and bring it with you to the Medical Centre at your earliest convenience.

Opening hours term time

  • Monday 8am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 6pm
  • Thursday 8am - 6pm
  • Friday 8am - 6pm

Non term time

  • Monday 8am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 6pm
  • Friday 8am - 6pm   

Our phone lines will operate as normal on 01772 214800 Monday to Friday 8am - 6:30pm


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. The service will run from 9am -4pm with appointments being offered throughout the day with an appropriate practitioner.

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, by appointment and are a registered yellow fever centre.

The Blood Clinic takes place every Tuesday from 9.30am - 12:30pm.

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 key word 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.


NHS 111 BSL interpreter service

NHS 111 offers a video relay service that allows patients to make a video call to a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. The BSL interpreter will call an NHS 111 advisor on the patient’s behalf, meaning that the patient is able to have a real-time conversation with the advisor via the interpreter. This service requires a webcam, a modern computer and a good broadband connection. To help ensure that patients are aware of the availability of this service, practices are asked to display this information on their websites. For more information, including an online user guide, visit the NHS 111 BSL website.


Please look at our Medical Centre Customer Service Survey for ways in which we are trying to improve.