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.
Walk-in service is not currently available.
- 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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Wellness Centre: Online
The Wellness Centre provides access to self-care modules and resources that include sessions with nurses, counsellors, and peers, wellness tips, community connections, and support.
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.
COVID-19 Male mental health promotion
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
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.