Registering with a GP
Having a GP (general practitioner) in Cardiff means you can can easily access care and medication if you need it.
You will need to find a local GP surgery and contact them about registering with them. You will normally be able to drop in to the surgery and ask to register.
GP surgeries have catchment areas, so we recommend you search for a local GP practice by using your postcode.
Alternatively, you can contact the NHS Wales Business Service Centre on +44 (0)14 9533 2000, who will allocate you a GP.
GP practice on Park Place
Park Place GP surgery at 37 Park Place is a joint collaboration between Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff University’s Health Team at Student Support and Wellbeing, and the Students’ Union.
Students living in the catchment area (a map of the catchment area is available at 37 Park Place) are invited to register with the surgery.
The surgery is open Monday to Friday 13:40-16:30 and operates an appointment system, although new patients may call in between to collect registration documents.
For any enquiries relating to advice or appointments please call in or telephone +44 (0)29 2087 0660 during opening hours. Out of hours registered patients need to telephone +44 (0)29 2046 1100.
Register with a dentist
You can choose which NHS dentist you want to be registered with (it does not need to be the dental practice closest to your residence), but you need to be registered with a dentist before you receive treatment from them.
NHS registered dentists are considerable cheaper than private dentists.
Organ donation in Wales
On 1 December 2015 the law around organ donation in Wales changed. This will apply to everyone who is resident in Wales for more than 12 months - including international students.
To find out more and to register your decision to opt in or opt out visit Organ Donation Wales.