Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Medical Center


Main Medical Centre

The main medical centre of the university is located in a building close to the Department of Physics. It is staffed by a chief medical officer and two other medical officers,and a supporting staff. The centre provides preventive and curative care to students, staff and their family members. The provision of health care is in the formsof daily outpatient service, medical laboratory service and other services. These include examining medical reports and certificates of students and staff, and issuing medical certificates.

A public health officer (PHI) takes care of the preventive health aspects of the university such as food hygiene, waste disposal, sanitation, and epidemiological work. During the academic year, the medical centre is openon weekdaysfrom 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. to treat students and staff. From 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. opportunities are provided to consult a doctor. All drugs are free of charge for students. If a prescribed drug is not available in the clinic,the university will reimburse the expenses incurred in purchasing it from outside.

There is a dental clinical unit established in the medical centre.

Ayurvedic Medical Centre

The Ayurvedic medical centre is located in the upper floor of the Peoples Bank, Wellamadama branch building near the university post office. It is open on weekdays from 8.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m and the consultation hours are as follows:

Weekdays: 8.30 a.m -12.00 noon, 2.00 p.m -3.30 p.m
Saturdays: 8.30 a.m -12.00 noon

Other than the Ayurvedic medical treatment, there is a counselling service. All the services are freely available for university students, staff and their family members.The rules and regulations for issuing Ayurvedic medical certificates are same as the main medical centre.