The Teaching Hospital, Jaffna serves as the place for clinical teaching for the Faculty of Medicine and UAHS. This hospital is situated about 4 kilometers from the Faculty. It has 1015 beds with the following units. General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics &Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, Autolaringology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Dermatology and a unit for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In addition it has a Pathological Laboratory, Blood Bank Service, Medical and Surgical emergency Units, an Intensive Care Unit, Premature Baby Unit and Primary Health Care Unit.
The Outpatients Department of this hospital has a daily turnover of about 1000 patients. In addition an average of 1000 patients are seen at the specialist’s clinics.
Psychiatry Unit is functioning at the District Hospital. Tellippalai, but the clinics are conducted both at the General Hospital (Teaching), Jaffna and the District Hospital, Tellippalai.
The Medical Library located in the first floor of the Faculty is a Unit of the University Library System. It has book collection of approximately 10,000 volumes and a good collection of periodicals for Medical and AHS Students.
The Library is linked to the Health Literature Library Information Services Network (HELLIS), Sri Lanka, Organized under the aegis of the World Health Organization. Library is in a position to bring to the readers the benefits, facilities and services offered by the Network. The publications of the WHO are separately organized for the benefits of the users. The Library also has a good collection of non – book materials such as cassettes both audio & visual, microfiche with their viewing & listening devices. (Television with deck, slide tape tutors, slide projector & microfiche reader).
Main University Library
The main university library situated in the University Campus at Thirunelvely about ½ km from the Medical Faculty. There are ample materials for general reading.
Allied Health Sciences Unit Students’ Union
All registered students of the B.Sc. in Nursing, B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor of Pharmacy of the Allied Health Sciences Students Union. The affairs of the Union are managed by the office bearers duly elected in accordance with the Ordinance under the Universities Act No.16 of 1978 and subsequent amendments. The Union looks after the various interests of the students besides organizing cultural, religious and social events. A senior teacher of the Faculty is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor as the Senior Treasurer of Allied Health Sciences Students Union.
The University provides a student counselling service to students of all Faculties. Student Counselors are appointed from among the academic staff to each Faculty by the Vice-Chancellor. A Senior Student Counselor coordinates the work of all the Student Counselors of the respective Faculties in sorting out their problems, be it academic or of a private nature. Besides providing counselling, Student Counselors are responsible for maintaining overall discipline within the premises.
University Health Services
The University Health Centre is located within the University main premises. Free medical aid is available to the staff and students. The Health Centre will remain open from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on all weekdays except public holidays.
Accomodation for Students
The University provides limited lodging facilities in the halls of residence. The halls of residence are situated within walking distance of the Faculty.
Medical Faculty Canteen
The Medical Faculty canteen is situated in the premises of the Faculty of Medicine. It is managed by the Faculty of Medicine Teachers Union. A sub-committee comprising all the stakeholders, namely the students, supporting staff and academic staff is responsible to supervise its services.