Welcome to Health and Wellness
Our mission at UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness is to promote student body, mind and spirit wellness within a healthy and sustainable campus environment.
We support the health and well-being of students. Wellbeing is a foundation of educational achievement.
The Health and Wellness Centre includes the Health Clinic, Counselling and Campus Health. We work closely together to provide excellence in health care. And we have fun at the same time!
Welcome to UBC Okanagan--we hope that you have a healthy, happy, and successful time while studying at UBCO!View hours, location, and emergency info
News and Updates
Health Clinic and Counselling in Summer
The health clinic and counselling services offer reduced services during the summer term. We continue to operate from 9 am to 4 pm but please call ahead, wherever possible to ensure that the Registered Nurse and/or the counsellors are available. Our General Practitioner, Dr. Peter's last day of work is April 20, 2017.
Carfentanil Presence in Interior Health
Please see the latest news release regarding Carfentanil presence in the Interior Health region: Carfentanil in IHA
"Accepting Our Bodies" Support Group - through January 2017!
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna is offering a support group to provide education, resources, and a healthy safe environment for individuals to promote body acceptance. This informal group will explore wellness and self-compassion through positive peer discussion. No referral is needed.
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, at 1:00pm
Where: CMHA Kelowna's Wellness Development Centre
504 Sutherland Ave.
*Please refer to CMHA's Accepting Our Bodies Promotional Poster for details.
Services for substance use
Sept 7, 2016
Many of you have may have heard Jean and Melissa's interview on CBC Daybreak this morning about Fentanyl use in the Kelowna community and on this campus. UBCO Health and Wellness offers a menu of services related to substance use. These services include education campaigns, peer support and training about drug use, access to counselling both on and off campus, and harm reduction supplies for students, including Naloxone kits. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy campus community for our students. Please check out the resources found on our website: Health Clinic Overdose Prevention Positive Living BC
Kelowna Mental Health and Substance Use services are located at Alcohol and Drug Services are located at 1340 Ellis Street in Kelowna and can be reached at 250 868 7788.
If you're experiencing a crisis during our regular office hours, please call 250 807 9270 or come to UNC 337.
If our office is closed, call UBCO security at their emergency number of 250 807 8111.
If you have experienced a sexual assault, please refer to these resources.
If you have concerns about a drug overdose and would like to learn about prevention, please refer to these tips and resources.
- Health and Wellness 250 807 9270
- Security 250 807 8111 (emergency)
- Security 250 807 9236 (non emergency)
- 24 Hour Crisis line 1 800 784 2433
(1 800 SUICIDE)
- Emergency Services 911
- 24 Hour Nurses Help Line 811
Early Alert helps Faculty and Staff better support students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to use Early Alert as a tool to identify their concerns so that the appropriate resources and services can be coordinated for students in a timely manner. Find out how to access this tool and where to learn more about Early Alert on our Health and Wellness "Information for Faculty" page!
Our goal at Health and Wellness is to provide students with excellent health care. To achieve this, both students and staff at Health and Wellness must manage the available health care resources responsibly. This means honoring scheduled appointments and calling well in advance if a cancellation is necessary. If you cannot attend a scheduled appointment, we ask that you please call our receptionist at 250 807 9270, so we can work with you to book a more suitable time.
If you do not call 2 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, you will be charged the following missed appointment fee:
Standard Office Visit/Exam - $30
Extended Office Visit/Exam, Complete Exam or Procedure appointments - $50
Community Health Care Providers
Please note that many health care services in Kelowna are at capacity; to assist students with their health needs, the following links to Kelowna health services can be found here: Kelowna Health Care Providers.
HealthLink BC has compiled a running feed of public health announcements from local, provincial, and national health authorities. To stay informed, visit HealthLink BC.
Missed Class Form (Self Declaration of Absence form)
If you are unable to attend class due to illness or injury, please inform your instructor immediately. The self declaration of absence form is provided by Health and Wellness for students who may require documentation for missing class due to illness and/or injury and can be accessed here: missed class form. Please discuss your absence with your instructor and read the course syllabus to ensure you are aware of what documentation may be required from you and how to make up the work you may have missed. Good health practice is to stay home when you are ill and take responsible care of your health to avoid the spread of germs to others.
Last reviewed 7/11/2017 11:28:47 AM