Useful numbers

phone numbers

Campus numbers

Campus Number to dial
Main (Upper, Middle) +27 (0) 21 650-9111 or dial 9 from a UCT phone
Medical +27 (0) 21 406-6911
Hiddingh +27 (0) 21 650-7100
Lung Institute +27 (0) 21 406-6850
Library general enquiries x 3703 / 4
Student Wellness Service x 1017 / 1020 (counselling appointments)


Security numbers

Campus protection services (CPS) Number to dial
Main number (24 hours) x 2222 / 3 or toll free on 080 650 2222
Robert Leslie (Upper Campus) x 2121
Kramer (Middle Campus) x 3022
Forest Hill (Lower Campus) x 3856
Hiddingh Campus 021 480 7101
Medical School 021 406 6100
Sexual assault / Rape Crisis 021 447 9762 (Please also notify CPS on x 2222/3)
South African Police Number to dial
Main number x 8014
Rondebosch SAPS x 8113 or 021 658 7345
Mowbray SAPS x 8114 or 021 680 9580


Emergency services

Service Number to dial
Off-campus Cape Town emergency 107 from a Telkom landline or 021 480 7700 from a mobile or non-Telkom line
Fire department x 8014 or 021 535 1100
Mountain fires x 8018 or 021 465 1033
Kramer (Middle Campus) x 3022
UCT Student Careline (Psychiatric Crisis & Emergency Support) 0800 24 25 26 or SMS 31393 for a callback
Groote Schuur Hospital psychiatric emergency unit 021 404 2175
Medical and Ambulance services Number to dial
ER24 x 8110 or 084 124
Netcare911 x 8109 or 082 911
Discovery 911 x 8115 or 0860 347 2683
Provincial 10177
Groote Schuur Hospital 021 404 9111


Discovery Health

Division Number to dial
Call centre x 8100
Medical Savings Account queries x 8098
Chronic Medicine Call Centre x 8099