Health and Hygiene

The Medical Centre of the University of Technology, Jamaica, is staffed by experienced medical personnel who are trained to respond to onsite medical emergencies. All calls should be directed to the Medical Centre, if emergencies occur during opening hours.

Persons with life-threatening emergencies who visit the Health Centre receive supportive care and are then transferred via ambulance to rhe Accident & Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Medical Centre

Opening Hours
Monday - Fridays         8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays                     9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Emergencies occurring after closing hours must be promptly reported to the Resident Manager or designate who will contact the doctor (if on call) or security personnel for transfer to hospital.

Contact for ambulance service is through the Security Control Room at either of the following numbers:

  • Safety & Security Control Room     2170
  • Straight line                                    876-977-0274
  • Mobile                                            876-832-8300

If the patient is unconscious or has sustained a fall, he/she should not be moved unless a member of the Medical Centre or Ambulance Service staff is present.

Accessing Medical Services

All users of the Medical Centre are required to make an appointment using the Online Health Centre System (OHCS) for non-emergency care.  You can now reduce your wait time by scheduling your appointments ahead of time.

Visit the UTech website at www.utech.edu.jm and select the OHCS link from the useful links (top right) section.

Your health insurance and student identification cards are necessary for each visit.

Student Health Insurance Plan

All registered students are provided with a health insurance card which can be used at any health care provider.  Please note that some providers only accept cash/debit/credit cards as payments. If this occurs, ask for a signed receipt in order to make a claim against the health insurance provider.

There is a cost for services not covered by the health insurance plan, however no cash is collected at the Medical Centre. Payments can be made by credit/debit card.

Resident Students are required to complete a medical examination before being accepted on Hall.