Last updated on 19 juil. 2020
Published on June 2, 2020 Updated on July 19, 2020

Consultations available, preventative medical consultations, students with disabilities, rates...

The University Health Service (fr. Service Santé Universitaire or SSU) is open week-days from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm.
Book an appointment at the University Health Service (fr. Service Santé Universitaire or SSU):
by e-mail:

All of University Health Service professionals are subject to doctor-patient confidentiality.

Consultations available
General medicine

You may see a doctor either once you have scheduled an appointment or after having been referred by the advice-nurse. General medical consultations concern the following needs:

  • certificates of fitness for physical activity
  • unscheduled treatments
  • gynaecological consultations (male or female doctor)
If needed, prescriptions may be issued for general medical consultations.
Reproductive Health

A midwife is present at the University Health Service every Wednesday, you can consult her for:

  • Contraception counselling
  • Sexology
  • Prescription and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Gynaecology counselling
  • Gynaecological follow-up visit
  • IUD (Intrauterine device; fr.stérilet) insertion, IUD removal
  • Pap-smear test after 25 years
Blood tests and medical samples

As of 20/01/2020 the University Health Service offers on-campus blood tests for students.

You can schedule an appointment by email or directly with the University Health Service secretary. Appointments are available Monday through Friday (closes Friday afternoon). An appointment lasts 15 minutes.

At the time of the appointment, the student must:

  • be on an empty stomach of the midnight (no hot drinks, no breakfast).
  • be in possession of his/her prescription for lab work, his/her ‘carte vitale’ (health insurance card) orproof of coverage, his/her complementary insurance card (if applicable) and a means of payment (Credit Card).

Blood sample collection alone is 6€08 without the ‘carte vitale’ and 2.43€ with the ‘carte vitale. The price of the laboratory results will be added to that amount.

Preventative medical
Preventative medicine

You can see a doctor once you’ve scheduled an appointment or after being referred by the advice-nurse.

The preventative medical consultation is:

  • for medical certificates of good health, non-contagious diseases...
  • for Accommodation Notices for students with disabilities
  • to request assistance for smoking cessation
  • for a general or preventative health check-up (advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their screening, checking and advice on vaccinations, etc.)

No pescriptions can be written following at a preventative medical consultation.
General and Preventative Health Check-up

This free and comprehensive health check-up includes an interview with a nurse and a medical examination.
It is an opportunity for students to:

  • check in on their health with a personalised interview
  • get advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their screening
  • verifiy of vaccination record and advice on vaccinations

It is imperative that you bring your health and/or vaccination record if you have one.
This check-up takes about 1 hour.

Advice Nurse Services

Reception, advice, listening and care

Interview as part of the prevention assessment, by appointment.

During this assessment, the nurse presents the nursing service, and over the course of a medical interview draws up a personalised assessment. The goal of a preventative assessment with a nurse is to ensure students’ general well-being and optimal health (physical and mental) conditions for successful studies..
The nurse will suggest, according to individual needs, a visual acuity test and/or vaccination verification.
It is also an opportunity for students to discuss their academic and life plans and goals.

Drop-in Consultations
The nurse can receive a student at any time without an appointment. During the consultation, the nurse will recommend an appropriate treatment and/or make appropriate referrals.
Nurses are available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.30 a.m. to 5.10 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9.30 a.m. to 4.40 p.m.
Due to the large number of patients in the late afternoon, requests for drop-in appointments may not be immediately available.
The advice nurse’s consultations are an opportunity for students to express themselves safely, confidentially and without judgement, and for preliminary health diagnoses.
A nurse may take blood samples by appointment.

Diet and Nutrition

Advice and support to improve your daily well-being

  • Do you want to have more diverse eating habits, to enjoy eating without going broke?
  • Are you looking to lose, maintain or gain weight?
  • Do you want help with an eating disorder ...
  • Do you suffer from food allergies
  • Are you an athlete with dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, etc.)....

Preliminary nutritional consultations last approximately 1 hour and following-up appointments approximately 30 minutes.
Throughout the year, the SSU offers cooking and nutrition workshops (the 1st Tuesdays of the month at the Student House, the 1st Fridays of the month at the Communal Social Welfare Centre [fr.Centre communcal d’action sociale or CCAS]).

Mental Well Being

Students who wish to receive medical and psychological assistance can meet with a psychologist by appointment for a private consultation. This consultation is free of charge.
Following the preliminary consultation, the psychologist may propose follow-up sessions, or write a referral for external psychological services or for cognitive Behavioural Therapy (fr. Thérapie comportementale et cognitive or TCC).
Students may also meet with an advice-nurse without an appointment an assessment and to receive support and advice.

Request smoking cessation assistance

A general practitioner offers motivational help, smoking cessation aids, and a personalised follow-up by appointment on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Before the consultation, you will be asked to fill in a file that will guide you throughout the cessation process.
Consultations are free of charge.
The first consultation lasts about 45 minutes.

Students with disabilities

If you are a student with an existing disability, who may or may not has benefited from appropriate accommodations during their education for classes or exams, or who has recently had health problems interfering with the successful completion of their studies, you can come to the University Health Service to get a free health assessment.
After seeing a doctor, you will be provided with a testimonial of disability.

The testimonial of disability will allow you to request dedicated administrative support, adapted access to premises, appropriate learning assistance (tutoring support, note-takers, etc.) and techniques. In order to for arrangements to be put in place, you will have to book an appointment with Disability services, the “Mission Handicap”:
Porte des Alpes Campus - Maison de l'Étudiant.e (building U)
+ 33 (0)4 78 77 31 05 -
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Consultations for the University Health Service (fr. Service Santé Universitaire or SSU) care (general medicine, gynaecology, blood collection) are subject to sector 1 rates, according to the national public convention for health services.

We engage in the practice of “third-party payer”. which means students do not have to pay up-front for the portion of the consultation fee which is covered by the French Health Insurance Service. (More information on access to care).

For example, the full cost of a general medicine consultation is 25€, the French Health Insurance Service covers 17,50€ and you are responsible for 7,50€. With your health insurance card, you only pay 7,50€ co-pay at the time of your appointment.Students enrolled in a complementary health insurance policy (fr. mutuelle) will be reimbursed for this portion..

Consultations for disability arrangements, preventive medicine, psychology, dietetics as well as interviews with nurses are free of charge.

Don't forget: bring your "carte vitale" (French health insurance card) or proof of coverage and a means of payment (credit card) for consultations of general medicine, gynaecology and blood tests.

On the spot, free access to condoms (female and male), menstrual products as well as to numerous documents about health, addictions, screening locations and contacts of various associations.

Prevention and health promotion activities are proposed to discuss various subjects during the academic year. The aim of these activities is to inform and offer the necessary resources and conditions favourable to your health and wellbeing.