Find a dentist, optician or pharmacy


  • Once you have registered with a doctor's surgery, you can register with a dental practice.
  • NHS dental treatment is not completely free except for children and you will have to pay depending on what treatment you require.
  • There are NHS and private dentists in Bristol.
  • Dental treatment can be expensive, so check costs in advance.You can read more about NHS dental charges here
  • If you have a dental emergency, call 111 for advice or ask your dentist for an emergency appointment.


  • Opticians will test your sight and examine the health of your eyes.
  • Eye tests cost around £20-30
  • They can recommend glasses or contact lenses if needed.
  • Opticians are also trained to recognise abnormalities and diseases that are revealed in the eye, such as diabetes and glaucoma.
  • Local opticians


Get medical advice and prescriptions for common medical problems from a pharmacist without needing to see a doctor or nurse

  • Pharmacists can help with common problems like emergency contraception (‘the morning after pill’), sore throats, colds and flu, hayfever and allergies
  • Pharmacists can help you decide if you need to see a doctor and give you advice about how you can look after yourself.
  • You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence - even about personal symptoms - and you don’t need to make an appointment
  • Visit Pharmacy First for more information
  • Pharmacies close to campus include Cotham Pharmacy and Boots.
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