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Crisis Information

Accident and Emergency Unit

University Hospital of Wales,
Heath Park,
Tel: 029 20748039 / 20748079.

For further information please see Student Diary.

Emergency Dental Services

University Hospital of Wales,
Heath Park,
Monday - Friday (only),  Tel: 029 2074 2414
Each Sunday and Bank Holiday 9 am to 12 noon, Tel: 029 2056 6980

NB. Registered patients should contact their own dentist and not this service.

Riverside Health Centre,
Wellington Street,
Tel: 029 2037 1221

NB. Registered patients should contact their own dentist and not this service.

NHS Direct

NHS Direct offer information and advice on healthcare either using their website or by telephoning 0845 4647.

Emergency Contraception

If you have had sex without using contraception, or you think your contraception might have failed there are two types of emergency contraception. If you act quickly, emergency contraception can usually prevent pregnancy:

  • Emergency Contraception Pills must be taken within 72 hours of a single occurrence of unprotected intercourse, but the earlier they are taken the more effective they are.
  • A Interuterine Device (IUD / Coil) can in some circumstances be fitted within 5 days.

Emergency Contraception can be obtained from:

  • The University Health Centre
  • Your own GP
  • Another GP who offers contraceptive services
  •  The Family Planning Service (a list is available from the Health Centre, and in the related resources section of this page)
  • Accident & Emergency (A+E) unit at University Hospital of Wales (Heath).

Drug and Alcohol Service

You can seek advice and assistance from the Health Centre, Student Advice Centre, Student Counselling Service and various agencies listed in the Student Diary. You can also obtain information from:


If you concerned or worried about your alcohol intake you can talk to your GP, a counsellor or, if you prefer, the Community Alcohol Team on 029 2039 8181.

Confidential Advice

Need to speak to someone in confidence about a problem? For free, impartial and helpful advice you can speak to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day at The Samaritans. Tel: 029 2034 4022 or visit

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