Medical Centre

The Medical Centre continues to provide quality health care to the University Community. The team of health care professionals is multidisciplinary and the following services are offered:

 

 OPENING HOURS:

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


MEDICAL LABORATORY SERVICES

Service is available on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Results of routine laboratory tests are usually available within 24 hours.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Persons with life-threatening emergencies who visit the Health Centre receive supportive care and are then transferred via ambulance to the Accident & Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies.

ACCESSING MEDICAL SERVICES

All users of the Medical Centre are required to make an appointment using the Online Health Centre System (OHCS) for non-emergency care. You can now reduce your wait time and schedule your appointments from home. Visit: https://www.utech.edu.jm/ohcs and log in to schedule an appointment. Your health insurance and student identification cards are necessary for each visit.

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

All registered students are provided with a health insurance card which can be used at any health care provider. Please note that some providers only accept cash/debit/credit cards as payments. If this occurs, ask for a signed receipt in order to make a claim against the health insurance provider.

There is a cost for services not covered by the health insurance plan however no cash is collected at the Medical Centre.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS TO ACCESS AND PARTICIPATE IN CLINICAL ROTATIONS

All students enrolled in health and allied health courses of study who are required to participate in clinical rotations within areas of the Ministry of Health must be fully immunized. Access to clinical sites will only be granted if immunization is current and covers the period of rotation.