Health Centre

Welcome to the IT Carlow Medical Centre

Location: Student Services Department: The Barrow Centre, IT Carlow

Telephone: +353 (0) 59 9175606

Students must be registered with the Medical Centre in order to use the Medical Centre.

New students please register online at the beginning of term using the Medical Centre Registration Form. You only need to register with the Medical Centre once during your college stay. If you are a returning student who has previously registered with the medical centre, you do not need to re-register.

Medical Centre Registration Form Note: You must log in with your IT Carlow email address ( and your password. It may take up to 24 hours / next working day after you submit your details, before you are registered to use the medical centre.

The IT Carlow Medical Centre is Nurse led and available to all full-time registered students and apprentices throughout the academic year. The service is provided as a term time addition rather than a replacement for the student’s own GP and is intended to provide acute care during the week when it is not possible for students to attend their own Medical Practice. The service provides treatment and referrals to community services, and promotes positive well-being through advice, information and health promotion. The College Nurse Theresa Lowry-Lehnen is available for the assessment, treatment and management of students’ health needs during the term and for the management of any illness or condition that requires special attention during college hours. Doctors attend the Medical Centre four days per week (Monday – Thursday).

Medical records are private and confidential and are not part of the main Institute records

During COVID-19: 
  • Students must phone to make an appointment with the Doctor or Nurse and not attend the Medical Centre until advised by the Nurse.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, do not attend college or the medical centre, stay at home, self-isolate and follow HSE/Public Health Guidelines available here.
  • Doctor Appointments at the IT Carlow medical centre are booked on the day (Monday-Thursday) from 09.00-10.45 by phoning 059 9175606. Appointments cannot be booked by email or voicemail.
  • Only attend at the allocated time given.
  • Wear a face covering and sanitise or wash your hands on arriving and leaving the Medical Centre.

Medical Centre Information

  • Nurse’s Availability: Monday-Friday (09.00-13.00) (15.00-17.00). Last appointment with the Nurse is at 16.30.
  • Doctor’s appointments are booked on the day (Monday-Thursday only) by phoning 059 91 75606 from 09.00-10.45. Appointments cannot be booked by email or voicemail.
  • No Doctor available on campus on Friday
  • Doctor Appointment Fee is €10.00
  • Doctor Appointments are Free for out of town GMS Medical card, GP visit and Erasmus EHIC card holders
  • Carlow town GMS (Medical card / GP visit card) patients are requested to attend their own GP in town
  • No Charge to visit the Nurse
International and EU/ Erasmus Students

E.U. Erasmus Students are entitled to free medical consultation and prescriptions during their College stay in Ireland on presentation of a valid European Health Card. A copy of EU Erasmus students EHIC card must be uploaded/attached when registering online for the Medical Centre.

For more information about the European Health Insurance Card, who needs it, how to apply for one and more please click here »

Non E.U. International Students are welcome to attend the College Doctor at the student rate of €10.00 at the IT Carlow Medical Centre. It is recommended that Non E.U International Students have adequate medical insurance on arrival in Ireland. We encourage Non E.U International students to register with a GP in the area as the College Doctors are only available term time.

Medical Centre Services
  • Minor illness
  • Minor injuries
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health and Contraception
  • Prescriptions and repeat prescriptions
  • Phlebotomy (as requested by College Doctor/Nurse only)
  • Screening Services (within service limitations)
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • Vaccinations (within service limitations)
  • Wound Management/Dressings
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Certification of illness
  • Referrals to the College Counsellors
  • Triage, Health Promotion, Advice and Information
  • Medical Emergency call-out's on Campus
Out of Hours Doctor’s in Carlow Town (CareDoc)
  • Telephone: 0818 300 365
  • By appointment only during opening hours
  • Weekdays Monday-Thursday 6pm – 8am
  • Weekends: Friday 6pm - 8am Monday (24-hour service)
  • Medical Card, GP Visit and EU/ Erasmus EHIC cards accepted
  • Private Patients will incur a Fee
  • Emergencies: Call 999 or 112
  • Nearest A&E / Emergency Department: St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny
  • St Luke’s General Hospital: Phone: (056) 778 5000
Useful Health Information, Websites and Links
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For reputable information on COVID-19 visit the HSE, HPSC and websites



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Health Websites:

The following websites contain useful health information and links to services

Common Conditions (Health Information and Advice)


Health Promotion Policy