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If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID 19 (fever or cough or shortness of breath or breathing difficulties or loss/ change of taste or smell you may need to be referred for covid 19 testing. If you have any of these symptoms you should telephone your own GP or CIT Medical Centre where a free COVID 19 test can be arranged. Stay at home and self isolate until you speak to a GP.


If you are a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID 19, the HSE's public health team will contact you to arrange a test. Close contacts of confirmed cases of COVID 19 should restrict their movements for 14 days since last contact with the positive case, regardless of test results .

During this period, if you develop symptoms of COVID 19, please self isolate and phone your own GP or CIT Medical Centre.


More information is available on the HSE Hotline 1850 24 1850.


MTU Medical Centre Opening Hours (During Level 5 Restrictions)

MTU Medical Centre is now open in a reduced capacity by appointment only. No walk-in service available at present. Please call MTU Medical Centre on 021 4335780 for an appoinment.

Phonelines are open from:     

Monday to Thursday 09.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 09.00am – 12.30pm
CLOSED for lunch 1.00pm-1.30pm


Out of hours please call SouthDoc from 18.00pm to 08.00am and at weekends on 1850335999.


In an emergency phone 112 or 999.




Medical Centre

The Medical Centre is situated on the Bishopstown Campus.  We are available to all of our full-time students including those in the MTU Cork School of Music, the MTU Crawford College of Art and Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland. We are open to students during term time and provide a comprehensive range of services suitable for students’ needs. 


Tel: 021 4335780




What the Medical Centre provides:


  • Medical attention to all registered full-time students

  • Consultations with the Doctors and Nurses are by appointment only

  • Specialist clinics including Asthma, Sexual Health, Sports Injury and Vaccination

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Student Health Matters



Have you been checked for STI?


Using condoms correctly and every time you have sex will reduce your risk of getting a sexual transmitted infection (STI). Condoms are available free of charge in MTU medical centre and student union.


STI screening is also available free of charge.


Please contact the MTU Medical Centre on 021 4335780


Points of note

  • Fee of €10 for doctor consultation in person or by phone.  Payment by student ID card or laser card over the phone, cash is no longer accepted. Referral for COVID 19 testing is free.
  • No fee if the student has a current medical card.  No fee for nursing consultations.
  • Medical Certificates will be issued at the time of illness.  Backdated certificates are not issued.
  • Please allow 24hours notice for repeat prescriptions.
  • Students in MTU Cork School of Music and MTU Crawford College of Art & Design have the opportunity to avail of the Grand Parade Medical Practice in the City Centre. Fee of €10 for doctor consultation. Tel: 021 2355784 for appointment. Student ID card must be presented at attendance.
  • After hours a Family Doctor Service is provided by SouthDoc, Tel: 1850 335 999.  This service operates at night and weekends.  Students who do not have a medical card will have to pay the appropriate fee for this service.
  • Our doctors do not do house calls.
  • Certain courses (e.g. Social Care and Biomedical Science) require vaccination.  Please discuss with your course coordination who will advise how this can be arranged.  There will be specific vaccination clinics provided for this service.
  • Medical notes are confidential, are held in the medical centre and do not form part of the academic file.


Opening Hours (During Semester)-

****Please note changes in opening hours during level 5 restrictions as per information above****

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm
CLOSED for lunch 1.00pm-1.30pm