All students are provided with comprehensive health insurance whilst abroad, through HTH Worldwide. This insurance is automatically included within the Programme.
Student will receive information from BU Study Abroad and HTH Worldwide informing them how to register with HTH and all HTH policy details. This information will be sent prior to your departure to London.
Emergency Number (24/7): +1 (610) 254 8771 (calling from outside of the USA, collect calls accepted)
Tel: (within the USA) 877 424 4325 or 610 254 8700
Doctors in London
When in London, students will have access to Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Specialist care. Students will not have to pay upfront for these services if the correct procedures are followed. The following steps should be followed before visiting a doctor in the UK
- Contact HTH on +1 (610) 254 8771 (calling from outside the USA, collect calls accepted)
- Provide HTH with certificate/policy number and reason for visit
- HTH will email authorisation for the visit.
- Contact the UK doctor’s surgery to make the appointment.
The doctor’s surgery below is next to BU London Courtfield Gardens Residence and just 2 minutes walk from BU London Main Campus:
Address: Courtfield Private Practice, 73 Courtfield Gardens, London, SW5 0NL
Tel: 0207 373 3541
If you need the ambulance/fire/police service, you (or a friend or RA) should ring 999 (calling 112 – European and 911 – American will also work in the UK).
In cases of emergencies students should seek help immediately at the Local Hospital:
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (Accident & Emergency 24 hours)
369 Fulham Road
Tel: 0208 764 8000
If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling or any ongoing health issues our staff are ready to listen. BU London has a Registered Mental Health Clinician on-site Monday mornings and Tuesday all day. Appointments can be made at the Student Affairs office or by e-mailing the Student Life team.
It is essential that you take care of yourself by eating well and getting sufficient sleep. Study abroad can be exciting but sometimes overwhelming. Keeping healthy is a key part of making your semester a success.
Advice in a strictly medical situation should be obtained from a local doctor. Our staff can help point you to the appropriate people.
In the event that you need to see a specialist while in the UK as part of on-going support or treatment program, please do your best to organise it in advance from the US. Otherwise, we can refer you to our local doctor for further direction.