All students are provided with comprehensive health insurance whilst abroad, through GeoBlue. This insurance is automatically included within the Programme.
Student will receive information from BU Study Abroad and GeoBlue informing them how to register. 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) 800 257 4823
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 they visit the nominated doctors practice.
London Claremont Clinic
Address: 50*52 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 8TL
Tel: 0203 75 75 555
If you need the ambulance/fire/police service, you (or a friend or RLS) 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. 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.