The University's medical clinic was founded in 1981 to provide medical services to the University’s workers and students, in addition to emergency cases that require transferring the patient to the hospital. The Clinic also provides psychological counseling to students, in addition to issuing medical reports for students and workers.
The Clinic’s doctor is a member of various university-based medical committees, including the Health Insurance Committee, the Public Safety Committee, the Smoking Combating Committee, the Public Health Committee and the Cafeteria Supervision Committee at the Old and New Campuses.
The clinic is also staffed by a physician and a qualified nurse. This clinic provides primary and emergency healthcare to students and staff. It refers some cases to nearby hospitals and private clinics, and in special cases, abroad. The clinic also disseminates information about health awareness, hygiene and the environment, and it offers first aid courses. It advises the committee responsible for maintaining hygiene in food outlets. There are two clinics, one each of the Old and New Campuses.
The Clinic’s branch at the New Campus was established through direct funding from the Turkish Prime Minister. The Turkish Government provided the New Campus Clinic with a set of advanced medical equipment that helps provide the students and employees at the New Campus with the best medical services.
In 2006, the Institute of Forensic Medicine was established and equipped with the latest technical equipment. This much-needed Institute is the cornerstone of the new University Teaching Hospital. The Institute serves to educate its students in addition to providing services to the public free of charge.
The Institute’s Departments
- Autopsy Department: This department is made of a special room for autopsy, equipped with the cutting-edge, highly efficient modern medical equipment. This department has video conference technology along with a large hall that can host more than 90 people. The Department of Autopsy provides services to the students of Medicine, Law. Nursing and Pharmacy.
- The Forensic Chemistry Laboratory Department: This lab specializes in testing serological and microscopic samples that are related to blood serum, blood groups, sperm, hair and others. It also tests bodily fluids, as well as samples taken from corpses to identify diseases. (Hypnotic materials, poison and gunpowder, however, are tested at the University-based Poison Control and Drug Information Center).
- Radiography Department: The Institute of Forensic Medicine also contains a special department for radiography which is equipped with the latest medical devices. This department was established according to modern international standards and public safety measures.
The Dental Clinic was set up by the Employee’s Union in order to offer staff and students dental care at reasonable prices. The Clinic also refers patients needing orthodontic care to specialists.
The Clinic was opened on the occasion of World Health Day and the Launching of Vision 2020: The Right to Sight Campaign. The Clinic aims to serve University students, staff and members of the public. It offers a specialist diagnostic and treatment service and a comprehensive eye examination including a careful discussion of history and symptoms, measurement of vision and assessment of visual requirements. The Clinic is also available for patients with urgent problems - including broken spectacles, red or sore eyes, or patients experiencing a sudden loss of vision.
This clinic was established to provide special medical support and services to people, especially young ones, who lost one or more of their limbs during the first and second Palestinian Uprisings (Intifada). Through the agreement that was signed between the University and Mr. Fu'ad Riziq, the Clinic is able to provide patients with advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics low-cost services.