Student Health Centre
Welcome to the Student Health Centre! You can turn to us for help if, for example, you are experiencing stress, low mood or anxiety about speaking in front of others. You can also get support related to your drinking habits, feelings of anxiety or other things that are affecting your mental well-being and linked to your study situation.
Here you will find advice and guidance about looking after your well-being while you are studying. You can also take part in courses and groups, get in touch with someone for an individual conversation and get yourself tested for certain sexually transmitted diseases.
At the Student Health Centre we work with a range of professionals, such as:
- welfare officers
- psychologists and
Staff at the Student Health Centre have a duty of confidentiality and are legally required to keep records. All our services are free of charge.
Advice and guidance for dealing with various problems
On these pages, you will find loads of information and tools to maintain your well-being during your time as a student. Take a look and find out more about the area or areas that feel relevant to you. As well as advice and support about what you can do yourself, you will also find information on the services offered by the Student Health Centre and how to get in touch with us.
Amongst other things, you can read about problems linked to study-related ill health, such as:
- Low mood and depression
- Worry and anxiety
- Adjustment difficulties and loneliness
- Problems studying and procrastination
You will also find information and advice about lifestyle-related problems:
- Alcohol, other drugs and gambling habits
- Diet and exercise
- Sleep and sleep disorders
- Sexual health and identity
If you need further support, there is a wide selection of group activities and individual measures, both on site and digitally. All the activities have been developed in order to support students who have study-related difficulties.
Through the group activities, you can learn more about a specific problem area and get advice about how to deal with it in your daily student life. Meeting other students with similar experiences is often very helpful.
Activities with the Student Health Centre
An individual contact might, for example, be about how you are feeling, lifestyle issues or your study situation.
To make an appointment for a first information meeting, use our booking system. The information meeting is a stocktaking conversation during which you can explain what you need help with. New slots are released each week.
More information about making an appointment at the Student Health Centre
When you should contact other healthcare providers
In some cases, you may need to turn to other care providers than the Student Health Centre. This applies if, for example:
- Your difficulties are not related to study.
- You know that you need to see a doctor to get a prescription or a sickness certificate.
- You want to be assessed for ADHD, autism or dyslexia.
- You want to be assessed for potential psychotherapy or longer talking therapy.
In such cases, you should contact your own health centre first.
If you have had a healthcare contact in your previous hometown and have recently moved to take up studies at Lund University, you should be referred to the equivalent care for continued treatment where you now live. The Student Health Centre does not accept referrals. We are not able to renew prescriptions previously prescribed by other doctors.
If you are unsure of where to turn for help, you can call us during telephone hours for advice.
In case of acute mental health problems, you should contact the emergency psychiatric clinic.
If you are experiencing acute psychological distress, such as thoughts about taking your life or harming yourself or others, we recommend that you contact your closest emergency psychiatric clinic.
- Lund, telephone: +46 (0)46 17 41 00. The clinic is at Baravägen 1, Lund.
- Malmö, telephone: +46 (0)40 33 80 00. The clinic is at Carl-Bertil Laurells gata 7, first floor.
- Helsingborg, telephone: +46 (0)42 406 27 30. The clinic is at Karolina Widerströms gata 10.
Other important contact details
For emergencies or life-threatening situations – dial 112.
In the event of a crisis or serious incident on the University’s premises or if you need to get in contact with a security guard, you can call the University’s emergency number. For example, a serious incident may involve a deceased person, burglary, vandalism, threats or acts of violence, accidents or a fire.
Telephone: +46 (0)46 22 20 700
If you become ill, suffer a minor injury or feel mentally unwell, you can turn to your health centre.
You can also call the 1177 Healthcare Advice Line. You will be able to speak to a nurse in English who will also help you find the appropriate service. The helpline operates 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 1177 (note that you should call +46 771 1177 00 if you're using a foreign phone number).
Information about health, diseases and accessing health care – 1177.se
The Crisis Centre is a counselling service working against domestic violence and honour-related violence and oppression. The service is directed towards those who have been subjected to, experienced or engaged in domestic violence.
The Crisis Centre Mellersta Skåne is for residents living in Burlöv, Eslöv, Höör, Kävlinge, Lomma, Lund, Staffanstorp and Svalöv municipalities.
Information and contact details for the Crisis Centre Mellersta Skåne (in Swedish)
The Crisis Centre Malmö is for residents living in Malmö.
Information and contact details for the Crisis Centre Malmö (in Swedish)
The out of hours social services in Lund provide emergency support during evenings, nights and weekends. They can support you in situations concerning violence, abuse, housing issues or if you suspect that someone is being abused.
Telephone: +46 (0)46 12 12 99
The Multifaith Chaplaincy is available to students and employees at Lund University as a special resource. The Multifaith Chaplaincy’s staff have a background in crisis support and are part of several University crisis management groups which coordinate efforts in the event of crises and accidents.
They can also help during the grieving process and crisis management if needed, as well as participate in and organise memorial services.
About the Multifaith Chaplaincy – Lund Cathedral's website (in Swedish)
Get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea free of charge
Healthcare is seeing an increase in gonorrhea right now. If you have had unprotected sex and think you may have been exposed to infection, testing at the Student Health Centre is an easy way to find out.
Telephone and appointment booking
+46 (0)46-222 43 77
Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 08:30–09:30
Subject to temporary changes.
Make an appointment at the Student Health Centre
For student unions and other organisations
Contact form for student unions and other organisations
Other healthcare providers
Other healthcare providers are referred to our telephone hours above. Please note that the Student Health Centre does not accept referrals from other healthcare providers.