STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC
Although the clinic and counselling services are open, our usual walk-in service is not currently available.
For the month of May, 2020, admin staff are available in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays and available by phone or email Thursdays and Fridays. Clinic staff and counselling are available Monday to Friday.
To arrange an appointment please call us at: 250 807 9270. We will respond to your request and help arrange a virtual or telephone appointment with the health care provider. We will also decide with you, if you require an appointment in person and as needed, make arrangements for you to see the nurse or doctor in the clinic.
At the end of May, 2020, we will review our hours of operation and update this website accordingly.
As of April 23, the testing criteria for COVID has been extended. Please see the following for current testing criteria: BC Centre for Disease Control .
As services and availability may vary unexpectedly, all students must call ahead to 250 807 9270 to book an appointment or to access any of our services.
Physician on site
Physician hours are variable. Please call ahead for appointments.
COUNSELLING and Nursing
Counsellors and nurses are available for virtual and telephone appointments.
Wellness CentRe: Online
The Wellness Center provides access to self-care modules and resources that include sessions with nurses, counsellors and peers, wellness tips and community connections and support.
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 health 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 are attempting to track and support those students who have the virus.
For more information and the latest updates, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
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.
The Naloxone Home Program offers a simple online training course to equip you to stop an overdose.
Did you know that the staff and student volunteers at Health & Wellness have trained many students and have distributed over 700 Naloxone kits?
Health & Wellness will offer a free kit and injection demo to those who present a certificate of training. Training is offered by student volunteers on campus. Please contact us for more information.
The legislation to use cannabis for recreational use in Canada has been passed (Bill C-45) and is effective October 17, 2018. We ask that all campus members familiarize themselves with Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (PDF). As well, please check out the following information on cannabis from the First Nations Health Authority.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Throughout the year, QPR suicide awareness training is available to university staff, faculty, and students. QPR teaches participants to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of individuals in distress to act quickly to prevent a possible tragedy from suicide.
Please contact Health & Wellness to find out when the next QPR session is being taught or if you wish to arrange one for your department.
UBCO ART HIVE
NEED A CREATIVE BREAK? De-stress and enjoy free, open
art-making every day on campus. Come alone or bring a
friend. No artistic experience necessary!
Location: lounge area near Health & Wellness (UNC 337)
Cancelled until further notice
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 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: 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.