NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV) AND UBC’S RESPONSE

For updates, FAQs and resources, visit ubc.ca. For UBC Okanagan-specific updates, visit ok.ubc.ca/covid19.

Promoting student wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

Health clinic And counselling

Change in Services: June and July

Although the clinic and counselling services are open, our usual walk-in service is not currently available.

For the months of June and July 2020, our admin staff are working out of the office. Please phone or email them for any questions you may have or appointments that you wish to book. They respond promptly during business hours Monday to Friday.

To arrange any type of appointment please call us at: 250 807 9270.  We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

 

 

  • Appointments to see the nurse in the health clinic can be booked for Tuesday or Thursday, but all students must speak to the nurse by telephone prior to arranging an in-office appointment.
  • Counsellors are available for appointments Monday to Friday, but these are held virtually, unless circumstances require an in-office appointment.
  • Physician hours are not available during June and July.

At the end of July 2020 we will review our hours of operation and update this website accordingly.

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Wellness Resources

Wellness Centre: Online

The Wellness Center provides access to self-care modules and resources that include sessions with nurses, counsellors, and peers, wellness tips, community connections, and support.

Access the Wellness Center

STAY ACTIVE AT HOME

UBC Recreation offers ways to thrive from the comfort of your own space. Drop in to virtual fitness classes, see tips for exercises, and more.

Get active at home

MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

You may be developing feelings of fear, stress, worry and isolation—these feelings are natural when facing threats that are beyond our control. Everyone reacts differently to these feelings, which can be overwhelming for some.

It is important to understand that if you need help in coping with these feelings, there are resources available. Find articles and resources that will guide you in managing your mental health during this time.

Explore resources

Check out the latest on SEXUAL HEALTH:

 

 

in partnership with Nursing 432, Health and wellness is encouraging students to join in an activity to nourish their their mental health.  Please check out the following links:

Pre-assessment questionnaire:  Pre-Assessment Quiz

Post-assessment questionnaire:  Post-Assessment Quiz

Finding your mental health promoting activity:

Need Help Choosing a Mental Health Promoting Practice

Complete our feedback section:  Feedback form

 

COVID-19 Testing

The testing criteria for COVID has been extended. Please see the following for updates on COVID-19 as well as current testing criteria: BC Centre for Disease Control . 

Anyone who is concerned they, or someone they have been exposed to, may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their health care provider or call the Nurses Help Line at 8-1-1.

Students: if you have been diagnosed with or believe that you have the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you call to advise the Health and Wellness team. We will work with you to ensure you have the proper supports and health care required to manage the virus.

Community Physicians & Resources

Students who are looking for a family physician in the Central Okanagan are encouraged to visit the Divisions of Family practice website.

Walk-in and virtual clinics available in the Central Okanagan can be accessed on Medimap.

24/7 Telephone Crisis Service

The Province of British Columbia has developed a 24/7 free, confidential and community referral service available via app, phone and web. Visit Welcome to Here2Talk.

EARLY ALERT

Early Alert enables faculty, staff, and TAs to identify concerns and provide better support for students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk. This gives students the earliest possible connection to the right resources and support, before difficulties become overwhelming.

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About our work

Good student health is foundational to student health and wellbeing, which relates directly to curricular and co-curricular education, learning and development, and to students’ progression towards educational achievement. The Health & Wellness team work together and with our campus and community partners to provide excellence in student health care.

Various theories inform the work that we do; these include best practices in nursing, counselling, medicine, campus development, community models, and population health.

Our commitment to the promotion of healthy living and mental health is empowered through the Okanagan Charter.