Students moving away their home address will need to register with a GP in Hereford as soon as possible. This way you can receive emergency care if you need it, and access health services quickly and easily while you’re away.

Registering with a GP is especially important if you have an ongoing health condition, particularly one that needs medicine.

You can choose to register with any local GP:

Other health services

You can also always ask a local pharmacist for medical advice and support.

 Getting ill away from Hereford

If you become unwell or need other medical treatment when you’re away from your registered practice, you can contact the nearest one in the area to ask for treatment.

You can receive emergency treatment for 14 days. After that you will have to register as a temporary resident for up to 3 months, or as permanent patient. If you register temporarily with a GP surgery, you will remain registered with your permanent GP surgery.

Out of Hours

Herefordshire has an out of hours (evening and weekend) GP service operated by Taurus Healthcare. Taurus Healthcare can offer evening and weekend appointments from South Wye Medical Centre, next to ASDA. All patients can book appointments by ringing your own surgery within practice opening hours, calling NHS 111 or by ringing Taurus on 0800 121 7221 on weekends.

Weekday evenings: 6pm – 8.30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Hols: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm

Urgent Care

You can also visit the NHS Urgent Treatment Centre (Taurus Healthcare) which can provide treatment for minor injuries or illnesses. You do not need an appointment and you do not need to be registered.

If you need urgent medical attention but it’s not a life-threatening situation, you should first call 111. If you think life is at risk, you should call 999. NHS 111 will assess you and give you the option to speak to a nurse, doctor or paramedic if appropriate. You’ll then be advised where you need to go for treatment. This could be an urgent treatment centre, an out-of-hours GP service, your local GP in normal hours, or the nearest A&E if necessary.