Health Unit

Providing medical care to registered students of ATU in a confidential and professional manner

Dublin Road Galway Campus

The Student Health Unit provides an acute illness and emergency service for students who become ill in college. The Student Health Unit is staffed by nurses and there is a doctor service available every day.

Students can attend the Student Health Unit free of charge.

The Student Health Unit operates during term time only and does not operate as a GP Practice. There is no 'out of hours' service available in the evenings or weekends.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you are advised to register with a GP practice in Galway to have access to all the supports that a practice can provide including an ‘out of hours service’ Registering with a GP practice is particularly important if you are an International student or for any student unable to return home to visit their doctor during the academic year.



Rooms 190/194 in the Students Union area


9.00 – 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday

9.00 – 5.00 pm on Friday

A doctor is available Monday – Friday 9.00 – 12.45 pm


+353 (0) 91 74 2228 or 087 9971574 for medical emergencies on campus.



Mayo Campus

Dr Stephen Patten is the Doctor available to students at the Mayo Campus.

Dr Patten’s practice is located off Main Street in Castlebar.

Students can attend the practice free of charge.

Students in need of urgent treatment can attend Mayo University Hospital which is located close to the campus.

To make an appointment

Telephone:  094-9021999.


Connemara Campus

Dr Alexander Michel is the Doctor available to students at the Connemara Campus.

 Dr Michel’s practice is located at the Health Centre in Tully.

Students can attend the practice free of charge.


To make an appointment

Telephone:  095 43465


Free online alcohol consumption tool

Have you wondered about the real effect of drinking alcohol on you, and on others? Have you considered how much money you might spend on alcohol in a year?

To help students get ready for the new academic year, ATU is promoting The Drinks Meter which has been developed by the Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Task Force..  

The Drinks Meter is an anonymous, confidential, cross-platform, digital application designed to inform you about your drinking behaviour and how it affects your health and wellbeing. 

Click here to login to The Drinks Meter and take the (confidential) test.

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