Health Centre

Welcome to the SETU Carlow Campus Medical Centre

Location: Student Services Department: The Barrow Centre, South East Technological University (Carlow)

Telephone: +353 (0) 59 9175606

Students must be registered with the Medical Centre to use the Medical Centre Services.

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: Please log in with your student email address and password. It may take up to 24 hours / next working day, before you are registered to use the medical centre.

The SETU Carlow campus student medical centre is nurse led and available to all full-time registered students and apprentices during college hours, throughout the academic year. The service is a term time addition but not a replacement for the student’s own GP. It provides acute care during the week when it is not possible for students to attend their own medical service and operates within certain resource constraints. The service provides treatment and referrals to community services, and promotes positive well-being through advice, information and health promotion. Nurse Theresa Lowry Lehnen is available for the assessment, treatment and management of students’ health needs during the term.  Doctors attend the Medical Centre four days per week (Monday – Thursday) term-time only, and appointments for the Doctor are booked by phone, on the day, from 09.00-10.30. Telephone: +353 (0) 59 9175606.

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

Medical Centre Information

  • All appointments at the Medical Centre are booked by phone. Telephone: +353 (0) 59 9175606
  • Appointments cannot be booked by voicemail or email
  • Doctor’s appointments: booked on the day (Mon-Thurs) by phone (+353 (0) 59 9175606) from 09.00 - 10.30
  • No Doctor on campus on Friday
  • Doctor Appointment Fee : Є20
  • Doctor Appointments are Free for medical card, GP visit and Erasmus EHIC cardholders
  • Carlow Town medical card and GP visit cardholders are requested to attend their own GP
  • No Charge to visit the Nurse
  • Nurse’s Availability: Monday-Friday 09.00- 17.00 (09.00-13.30) (15.00-17.00)
  • Last appointment with the Nurse is at 16.30

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 Doctor at the medical centre, at the student rate of a nominal fee. 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 Carlow campus Doctors are only available term time.

Medical Centre Services
  • Minor illness
  • Minor injuries
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health and Contraception
    • Contraception Service (RNP/Nurse led free service)
    • STI Screening (Symptomatic) (RNP/Nurse led free service)
    • Free Home STI Testing Service: The HSE free home STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing service is available to anyone aged 17 or older who lives in the Republic of Ireland. This service is for people who are asymptomatic (who do not have symptoms). Order a free home STI testing kit at:
  • Prescriptions and repeat prescriptions
  • Nurse Prescribing (RNP)
  • Phlebotomy (as requested by College Doctor/Nurse only)
  • Wound Management/Dressings
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Certification of illness
  • Referrals to the Counsellors
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • Triage, Health Promotion, Advice and Information
  • Medical Emergency call-outs on Campus
Out of Hours Doctor’s in Carlow Town (Caredoc)
  • Telephone: 0818 300 365
  • By appointment only during opening hours
  • Weekdays: Open 6pm – 8am
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays: 24-hour service
  • Medical Card, GP Visit and EU/ Erasmus EHIC cards accepted
  • Private Patients will incur a Fee
  • Call 999 or 112
  • Nearest A&E Department is at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny (Phone: (056) 778 5000)
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