Edge Hill University Students
If you are a fresher at Edge Hill University, well done on securing a place at a great University. Our aim is to work with the University to ensure that we can help prevent you getting sick and help you get better when you are ill. We can support you in the life changes you will experience.
Beacon Primary Care is Edge Hill University’s nominated practice and registering with us will mean you get access to the Edge Hill student health centre (Milton House) situated on Ruff Lane and access to a range of health care professionals who aim to look after your physical and mental health. The practice also has sites throughout West Lancashire in Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, and Banks and we deliver a variety of enhanced services such as walk in clinics, scans, tests and contraceptive services.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I register my home GP practice will get upset and it may effect my care when I go home.
Your home practice will fully understand and importantly may not be able to treat you if you are out of area. Your full record will be transferred within 4 weeks (usually a lot sooner if electronic). If you go home you can register temporarily with them until you get back. You practice is highly unlikely to refuse you should you choose to register at home permanently as it is within their agreement with the NHS.
I have special medications and medical needs, what if you can’t meet them?
This is extremely unlikely, a quick browse through the site will show that there are few Primary Care Services we don’t provide. As long as the medications have been prescribed for a specific purpose the transfer is straight forward.
Can’t I just register when I’m Ill?
You can, but this would mean that we don’t have access to your notes and may well cause a delay in treatment or inefficient treatment.
What’s the advantage in registering locally?
Access to the Edge Hill practice campus provides easy contact with local healthcare staff and there are no delays when you need treatment.
Clicking the button below will redirect you to the patient access portal. Here you can enter your details and and become a patient of the practice.