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Surgery, Mental & Sexual Health Information

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Summertown Surgery

Ideally all St Antony's students living on site will be registered with Summertown Surgery. Students normally do this during the first weeks of Michelmas Term, but if you missed it you can always walk to the surgery and register. You always need both proof of address and identity.

Once you are registered you can access both appointments and services at the Surgery in Summertown (15 minute walk from College) or see a Nurse or Doctor in College - they see students in two consultant rooms in the Basement of the Hilda Besse Building. Here is the current timetable for on site healthcare:

  • Nurse: drop-in Weds 15.45-17.00; Thurs 14.00-15.00; Fri 14.15-15.45 weeks 0-9

  • Doctor: book appointment at the Lodge: Mon and Fri 14.15-15.15, weeks 1-8

If you require access to healthcare when the surgery is closed you should call 111.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Mental Health and Support Oxford


Oxford County Council is running a campaign called We All Matter which aims to raise awareness of all the useful information that is available for Oxfordshire Residents to manage their mental wellbeing.There is also plenty of support available for people who feel that they need a little more help or that they may be experiencing a mental health problem.

Mind Oxford

If you’re struggling with depression, stress, anxiety or another mental health problem, you’re not alone. In Oxfordshire, one in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives. Oxfordshire Mind can help.

Friendly, informal support is available to anyone over the age of 16 and you don’t need to be referred by your GP (or any other health professional) or even to have an official diagnosis of mental health problems.

Teams work across Oxfordshire, bringing local people support groups, courses, information and signposting.

To find out more:

  • Ring Mind's mental health information service for signposting to local sources of support: 01865 247788/

  • Visit the online directory of local mental health services:

  • Follow Mind on Twitter @oxfordshiremind or visit the Facebook page at


Other Useful Contacts


  • One-to-one employment support for people with mental health problems

  • Recovery groups, for example, gardening, woodwork, ceramics, cooking

  • Training and coaching

  • 01865 455823

Talking Space

  • Emotional support for people struggling with depression and anxiety

  • Contact 01865 901222

The Archway Foundation

  • Providing volunteers to support those affected by loneliness

  • Social evenings, regular cafés, befriending and outings

  • Contact 01865 790552

Samaritans (Oxford Branch)

  • Free confidential telephone support for all emotional issues

  • Local branch - 01865 722122: national - 08457 909090

Nightline Oxford

Some people may find it difficult to call or to talk. Rest assured that you can take as long as you need to talk about whatever you want. Our volunteers have been extensively trained - we take hundreds of calls from students every year and you are not alone in needing some external, impartial support.

You can also call us if you need information - we cover everything, from housing and mental or sexual health, to exam stress.

  • For someone to talk to, call us on: 01865 270 270 between 8pm and 8am every night of term.

  • You can also contact us for free on Skype. Our username is oxfordnightline.

  • If you'd like to talk to someone face-to-face, you can visit: 16B Wellington Square, look for the basement flat with the Nightline mailbox.

Sexual Health



There are a number of Sexual Health Clinics in Oxford which offer a range of services. There is a useful guide to the different services that are offered and which clinic you should go to. Please go to this link:


If you are under 25 years old you can sign up to the Safety C-Card scheme which offers free condoms and regular sexual health check-ups.

For more information visit the Safety C-Card Scheme.



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Test by post

If you are age 16-24 and live in Oxfordshire, you can also test at home by requesting a free postal kit. Simply text ‘TEST’ to 81400, or visit to order your free postal kit.The kits are discreetly wrapped and fit through a standard letter box. It’s so easy – FREEPOST your sample and get your confidential result by text message.

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