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Healthcare, Faith & Chaplaincy Information

By Megan 22 Sep 2019


All students are advised to register with a Medical Practice within the area they are living in as soon as they arrive at QMU.

Registration with a GP, healthcare and prescriptions are free and delivered by the NHS in Scotland.

If you are from another area of the UK, please bring your NHS Medical Card with you to University.

If you are from the European Economic Area [EEA] or Switzerland, please bring your European Health Insurance Card [EHIC] with you to University.

QMU and Student Services work in partnership with Riverside Medical Practice. Students living on campus or in Musselburgh are strongly encouraged to register with this practice.

Riverside Medical Practice is located at:

Musselburgh Primary Care Centre
Inveresk Road
East Lothian
EH21 7BP

Tel: 0131 536 4468

Online registration forms can be accessed on the Riverside Practice website.

Paper registration forms can be picked up from Student Services Reception.

For students living in other areas outside of Musselburgh please check the NHS24 website below where you can search for your nearest Doctors Surgery:

Medical emergencies out of opening hours (6pm onwards) Call NHS 24 directly by phoning: 111 between 6 pm to 8 am.

Faith and Chaplaincy

QMU welcomes students from all faiths or none.

We have a quiet Contemplation Room on Level 1 for personal prayer and contemplation.

Although there isn’t a chaplaincy on the QMU campus, QMU works closely with the St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Edinburgh.

St Albert’s Chaplaincy is run by the Dominican Order who are the Catholic Chaplains for students and staff at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.

The Chaplaincy is located at 23-24 George Square near the University of Edinburgh. It is open daily.

To contact the Chaplaincy:


Tel: 0131 650 0900

For more information and other helpful health resources, please visit the QMU website.

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