Health and Safety
Accessing Health Services
Coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
If you or anyone you live with has any of these symptoms you will need to book a test. DO NOT travel to a hospital/GP surgery/walk-in centre/CTLS. You can either book a visit to a test site or get a home test kit depending on how long you’ve had symptoms. You can order tests for up to 3 people. If you have problems booking a test online, dial 119 (lines open 7am-11pm). You and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result.
More information about coronavirus testing can be found on the Government Coronavirus Website.
King’s College London Health Centre
CTLS students have access to the King’s College London Health Centre, located on the 3rd Floor of Bush House South East Wing:
Kings College London NHS Health Centre
Bush House 3rd Floor South East Wing
London, WC2B 4PJ
Tel: +44 (0)207 848 2613
As with all General Practice surgeries in the UK, patients must register with the health centre in order to access its services. We recommend that all students register with King’s College Health Centre at the beginning of the semester.
Counselling and Mental Health Services
CTLS students also have access to the Counselling Service offered by King’s College London. Counselling services are usually by appointment only and take place during normal working hours, Monday to Friday.
You can contact the main Counselling Service at Bush House 9.00am – 5.00pm every week day throughout the year apart from when the College is closed.
In person: speak to an administrator in Student Services enquiries, Level 4 Bush House South East Wing
By phone: +44 (0)20 7848 1234
By email: email@example.com
Education Abroad Accident and Sickness Insurance and Team Assist Plan (TAP) Emergency Service Provider
All students participating in study abroad or other overseas opportunities arranged by Georgetown University are required to have overseas medical coverage and travel emergency assistance benefits. The University provides this coverage through the Georgetown University World Class Coverage Plan underwritten by ACE American Insurance Company.
Please note that this insurance is a mandatory part of participating in the program. The only exceptions are students who are citizens of the United Kingdom, and students from the University of Fribourg and Free University of Berlin, whose schools provide CTLS with Certificates of Health Insurance Adequacy for their students. All other students are required to have the insurance, including students from schools in the European Union. Buying your own private insurance will not waive this requirement.
CTLS students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance and will be billed on their Georgetown student accounts. The per semester charge for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semester students is to be confirmed. CTLS has created Georgetown student accounts for CTLS students from all participating schools. These accounts are accessed using the student’s NetID. Payment to cover the charge must be made before the beginning of each semester, by one of the following methods:
- Complete the payment via your MyAccess. Further instructions can be found under the Make a Payment tab on the Student Accounts website.
- Georgetown Students Only: Pay in person at the Office of Student Accounts (581 McDonough Hall).
- To wire the funds to Georgetown Law, you need to contact the Student Accounts office at (001) 202 662 9057.
The plan also includes emergency medical assistance benefits through its Team Assist Plan (TAP). Services available through TAP include:
- Provider referral
- Emergency medical evacuation
- Travel and Technical Assistance
International SOS Travel Assistance
As mentioned above, Students enrolled in the study abroad insurance plan must rely on TAP for medical evacuation and other medical emergency services. Other travel services are provided by International SOS at no additional cost. Before students depart they should register on the ISOS website and read over the information provided.
- Security Evacuation Services
- Online tracking of personal travel itineraries
- Online travel health reports
- Automated security email alerts
- Referrals to clinics practicing western medicine
As always, students should be cautious and assume responsibility for their personal safety while travelling. While the United Kingdom benefits from generally low crime rates, incidents of pick pocketing are extremely common.