Problems with physical health, no matter how small, can have a significant effect on your quality of life whilst at Cambridge. While Trinity Hall has no college nurse, it can provide on-the-spot assistance with physical health issues and the university also provides a significant number of resources for physical and sexual health.
Trinity Hall requires that all students register with a local General Practitioner, or GP, upon arrival. There are several convenient options within Cambridge. In the city centre, the Bridge Street Medical Centre and the Trumpington Street Medical Practice are conveniently located and a short walk from Trinity Hall. Huntingdon Road Surgery, meanwhile, is conveniently located near Wychfield Site. There are convenient dispensing pharmacies near each of there on Sidney Street, Trumpington Street and Histon Road respectively.
You can call the Bridge Street Medical Centre at 01223 652671, Trumpington Street at 01223 361611 and Huntingdon Road at 01223 364127. Contact numbers for related pharmacies may be found online.
Medication, First Aid and Emergencies
In case of an injury on college grounds, porter’s lodges are the easiest and safest way to get help. Porters are trained in first aid and will be able to take care of minor injuries. In more serious cases, they will also ensure that emergency services can access college as quickly as possible.
As of February 2020, the Porters have a variety of medication available on the spot but are unable to carry prescription drugs and personalised treatments like EpiPens. If you require self-administered medication the college asks that you keep it on your person and inform the Porter’s Lodge of your condition in case of an emergency. This information is held confidentially and is not compulsory to provide.
You can call the Porter’s Lodge on Central Site at 01223 332500 and on Wychfield Site at 10223 339029.
There are several clinics in Cambridge which cater specifically to sexual health. The Lime Tree Clinic provides free contraception, testing for sexually transmitted disease and sexual health advice in a safe, confidential environment. It is also equipped to diagnose and treat genito-urinary problems. Dhiverse, conversely, is a sexual well-being company based in Cambridge. It provides high-quality sexual health support, education and information with a particular focus on the stigma surrounding HIV. It can provide screening for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea, offers workshops throughout the year and specific support groups for gay and bisexual men.
You can find the Lime Tree Clinic at Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, CB1 3DF or call its parent organisation CaSH at 0300 300 3030. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, call them at 01223 508805 or visit them in person at Office B, Dales Brewery, Gwydir St, Cambridge CB1 2JL.
Contraception and Sanitary Products
The MCR and JCR provide free sanitary products for those who need them, which may be found in most toilets around College. The Welfare Locker in the MCR – near the MCR toilets, on the bottom row on the right – provides free sanitary products, contraception and pregnancy tests to MCR students. Please try not to stockpile these, as the costs can climb quite high, but the products are available to anyone in need.