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. Well-being 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
Naloxone Training and Kit -
Training and kits are available to substance users and friends and family of those who use drugs--free of charge and on a drop-in basis.
When: Every Thursday, 3:30-4:15pm
Location: UNC 334 Boardroom
Details: No names or contact information required. Max 12 people per training session.
Sign up at Health and Wellness Clinic Reception, UNC 310
For more information on Fentanyl and Naloxone visit www.towardtheheart.com
Focus Group Participants for Jan 25
January 5, 2017
Harm Reduction Supplies Available Now!
Sept 8, 2016
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.
Upcoming Featured Events
Grad Student Stress and Well Being: Presentation and Conversation
Jan 19, 2017
Suicide Awareness Workshop
Please wear orange on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day, to show your support for those who have been affected by suicide, and those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. Each year, a number of UBC students, faculty, and staff consider suicide.
Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community.
How you can help:
• Learn about suicide warning signs, find out how to talk about it, and familiarize yourself with available support and resources.
• Reach out and connect with resources such as Health and Wellness or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else.
Whether you’re thinking about suicide yourself, or you know, hear, or see someone who might be, the most important thing you can do is reach out.
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Location: Engineering, Management & Education Building, Room EME1202
Free. Open to all faculty, staff, students and local community members.
Drop in or Register Here
Facilitators: Roger Wilson, RPN, MA RCC, Director UBCO Health & Wellness
Tracey Hawthorn, BHSc, PT, BSc, H Kin, Reg PT, UBCO WRAP Co-ordinator
Dennis Jasper, RN, BSN, Faculty Lecturer, UBCO School of Nursing
Naaz Grewal, B.Sc (Major in Psychology), External Coordinator UBCO Peer Support Network Learn More
Get help now: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Have questions about the Suicide Prevention Workshop, please contact Corinne Muchowski-Stone, Assistant Wellbeing Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-807-8429
"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.
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.
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 1/19/2017 3:18:44 PM