Promoting student wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

Health clinic & counselling

The Health Clinic and Counselling are currently open.

Our administrative staff are working on campus. Please call or email for appointments or questions. They will respond promptly during business hours Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunchtime closure of the telephone from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

If you require care when Health & Wellness is closed, refer to our Emergency and Crisis Response resources.

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Walk-in service is not currently available.

To arrange any type of appointment, please call 250 807 9270  or email healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

  • Counsellors and nurses are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for virtual appointments, unless circumstances require an in-office appointment. Some evening appointments are available.
  • Physician hours are available, with the majority of doctors visits to be done through Telehealth (phone) until recommended otherwise by the physician or nurse.

 

COVID-19 Testing

The testing criteria for COVID has been extended. For updates on COVID-19 as well as current testing criteria: BC Centre for Disease Control or Interior Health COVID-19 testing information.

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.

BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

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Community Physicians & Resources

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

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 Here2Talk.

The Wellness Centre: Online

Visit The Wellness Centre: Online for 24/7 access to self-care modules and resources that include sessions with nurses, counsellors, and peers, wellness tips, community connections, and support.

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.