Student Advice Centre


  • Health Costs 
  • Mindfulness at New College
  • Meningitis
  • Vaccinations
  • Anaphylaxis
  • NHS information
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sexual health
  • Mental health
  • Travel advice
  • Health guidelines
  • Occupational health for Medical students and post graduates
  • Useful links

Help with Health costs

Some students are eligible for help with health costs on the grounds of low income (not just because you are a student) from the NHS Low Income Scheme. To apply for an HC2 certificate, you should comlete form HC1 if you qualify for support. You will then receive help towards the costs of NHS prescriptions, NHS dental care, Eye care.

You can get a HC1 form from your GP surgery or dentist.

Click here for more information about HC1 forms

Health guidelines

Every year the University issues Health Guidelines to staff and students. These include information on meningitis, vaccinations, anaphylaxis, and sexual health. In the event of an epidemic or pandemic it may also release information on the advice of the Health Protection Agency.

Occupational Health

For some courses, students may be required to undergo health screening from the University's Occupational Health Service. You will be advised by your College if this is a requirement of your course.

Quick Links:

NHS Student Health - Live Well

Student Sexual Health

Oxford University LGBTQ Society

Student-Led Support

Oxford Student Mental Health Network

Health & Welfare


University of Oxford Student Gateway - Health