Health Centre

Carlow College Health Service is Nurse-led and available to all registered students throughout the academic year. This free 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, Maura Hennessy 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. Our Nurse is supported by our off-campus GP service, Oaks Family Practice, which is located near the college.

All students are advised to register with the Health service as soon as they have completed their college registration process and have been given their student identity card.

To make an appointment:

  • Call: 059 9153237
  • Email:
  • Drop –in: Call to the Nurse’s office in the Student Resources Building. Appointments are not always necessary.
  • Nurse’s Availability: Monday-Thursday 09.00-3.30
  • Doctor’s Availability: by appointment only
  • Doctor’s appointments are booked by phoning the Nurse on 059 9153237 / 087 1608203. Appointments cannot be booked by email.
  • Doctor Appointment Fee for our students is at a subsidised rate of €30, (some appointments might be more). The college pays the balance of the fee.
  • Doctor Appointments are free for out-of-town GMS Medical Card, GP visit and Erasmus EHIC card holders
  • Carlow town GMS patients are requested to contact their own GP in town
  • No Charge to visit the Nurse
  • Only Carlow College students registered for the current academic year can attend the health centre.

Out of Hours Doctors in Carlow Town (CareDoc)

  • Telephone: 0818 300 365 or 059 913 8100
  • By appointment only during opening hours
  • Weekdays Monday-Friday 6pm – 9am
  • Weekends: 24 hours, Saturday, Sunday and all Public Holidays 
  • 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
Phone: (056) 778 5000

Absolute confidentiality is maintained at the student health service. All medical records are retained and do not form part of your Student Records. Information is only given to third parties with the patient’s consent.

Students can access safe, evidence based and reliable health information instantly at the touch of a button. The Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) has launched the ‘Student Health Matters’ App, providing students with easy, quick and convenient access to reliable and relevant health information, all in one place.  The App was developed by Expert Self Care and the content produced by Dr Knut Schroeder-Expert Self Care, and Nurse Theresa Lowry Lehnen – Project Lead and Lead Author, SETU Carlow.

The Student Health Matters App provides:

  • Information and advice on healthy lifestyles – including education and health promotion advice on healthy lifestyles, diet, nutrition, exercise, dangers of drugs, alcohol and smoking, and the importance of vaccination and screening
  • Health A-Z – links to the HSE database of over 600 medical conditions and treatments
  • General health advice – how to spot and manage common physical and mental health problems
  • Key information – on sexual health, contraception, my options and consent
  • Self-care with confidence – how to look after your health, respond to emergencies and self-care for minor illnesses
  • National and local support– useful info and links on where to get medical help and advice, all in one place
  • Local support – information, contact details and links to the specific health and medical services available at your College


The App is available for iPhone and Android devices and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play.

Apple: iPhone App Store link: 

Google Play Store Android link:

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am – 3.30pm

Tuesday: 9am – 3.30pm

Wednesday: 9am – 3.30pm

Thursday: 9am – 3.30pm

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