Student health clinic
We provide treatment and consultation for any student health concerns, and offer health information and referrals for physical, emotional, or sexual/reproductive health.
Our clinical team of Registered Nurses and General Practitioners can assist students with:
- Assessment and treatment of health concerns
- First Aid
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Transcare Management (please contact the clinic for specifics)
- Lab tests, blood work, x-rays, ultrasounds, and diagnostic scans
- Harm reduction supplies
- Allergy shots (please contact the clinic for specifics)
Book an appointment
Open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Health & Wellness physician is available for appointments:
- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please drop by UNC 337 or call us at 250 807 9270 to book an appointment.
Drop-in appointments will be accommodated where possible, but appointments are recommended to help avoid a longer wait time.
As of May 1, Health & Wellness services are reduced to our spring/summer schedule. The physician does not routinely work on the campus during the spring and summer months.
Cancelling an appointment
To avoid a cancellation fee, please contact our office at least two hours in advance if you need to cancel your appointment. The cancellation fee is $30 for an appointment with physician, nurse, or counsellor, and $50 for a complete exam or procedure.
Note to Parents
Whenever possible, we encourage students to schedule their own appointments. If you are concerned about your child’s health and are unsure how to help them, please ask to speak with the clinic nurse and she may be able to assist you. While the nurse may not be able to respond to your request immediately, she will assist you as promptly as possible.
Cost & fees
There are no extra fees to use Health & Wellness services. Most services are covered by your provincial health insurance. However, please take note of the following:
- In order to see a physician, you must bring your Care Card or Personal Health Number on your first visit. This may be from BC or from your home province. International students should be enrolled in iMED until they are eligible to enrol in the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). Students with other insurance are required to pay cash for services and will be given a receipt to apply for reimbursement from their insurance provider.
- Students who do not have health insurance will be charged for medical services. A few services (e.g. third-party requests) are not covered by health insurance and are billed directly to the student.
- Additionally, a fee may be charged if you fail to attend or cancel an appointment without appropriate advanced notice. Please see our fee schedule (PDF) on our home page for a summary of this information.
Please refer to our schedule of fees (PDF) for specific procedure pricing.
Some of the resources available to you at no charge include:
- Free nicotine patch or gum to help you quit smoking
- Sexual health supplies (condoms)
- Bandaids and dressing supplies
- Tensors for ankle and wrist sprains
- Ice packs for strains and sprains, swelling
- Immunizations – Tetanus, Cervarix, Flu (must meet criteria)
- Pamphlet information and resources
- Crutch loan and SADD lamp (on site use only)
If the clinic is closed
If you require care when the clinic is closed, refer to our Emergency an Crisis Response resources.
Our services are completely confidential. Information cannot be shared with anyone, including your family, faculty, other student services, and other doctors’ offices or agencies without your consent.
Health & Wellness must follow BC law, and sometimes this means breaking medical confidentiality. This happens only in rare situations, such as:
- If a child (18 years and under) is in need of protection from harm, the Ministry of Children and Family Development need to be informed
- If a person’s ability to drive may be reduced, the motor vehicle branch may need to be informed
- If someone’s life or safety may be at risk, the police may need to be informed
- If a judge or other legal authority provides a court order requesting information.
We will let you know if we are compelled to share specific details about your health with others without your consent, such as in the above scenarios.
Other health care professionals on campus
As a UBC Okanagan student, you may have access to the following other types of health care professionals on campus, including:
- Sports Medicine Physician
- Clinical Counsellor
- Massage Therapist
Some of these providers may require a physician referral. For inquiries, please contact Health & Wellness.
Medication for symptoms of depression & anxiety
Depression and anxiety are treatable conditions. The treatment of these conditions may include psychotherapy (counselling), drug therapy, or some combination of these therapies.