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Our mission at UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness is to promote student body, mind and spirit wellness within a healthy and sustainable campus environment. The Health and Wellness Centre includes the Health Clinic, Counselling and Campus Health (health promotion and education on campus) and as of April 1, 2019, Wellbeing (in partnership with Human Resources).
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 and Wellness team work together and with our campus and community partners to provide excellence in student health care.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia sits on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.
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News and Updates
Hours of Operation:
We are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can find us in UNC 337 and can reach us at 250-807-9270. The Health and Wellness physician, Dr. Cher Hume is available for appointments from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9:00 to 4:00 on Tuesdays. Please drop by the Health and Wellness unit, or call us to book an appointment with Dr. Hume.
Please note that by May 1, 2019, the services in Health and Wellness will reduce to our spring/summer schedule. Dr. Hume does not routinely work on the campus during the spring and summer months.
Electronic health record:
Health and Wellness implemented our new electronic health record in mid-January. We are back to operating at full speed!
Health and Wellness is responsible for the booking of the Spiritual Space in the University Center (Room UNC328). This room is often in high demand--we will do our best to accommodate the needs of students. Please remove your shoes when you enter the room. If you are unable to book the spiritual space, we will do our best to work with you to find alternate space in the university. Please call 250 807 9270 or email with your request.
Don't forget your flu shot. These are available at many pharmacies through out Kelowna. At this time the Health and Wellness center does not offer flu shots.
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. As well, please check out the following information on cannabis from the First Nations Health Authority.
Groups and supports
Please click on the following link for full details: Connect counselling schedule:
Lowering your anxiety is being offered in partnership with Connect (previously known as the Kelowna Family Center). We hope to offer this again in the fall term.
UBC O Art Hive: UBCO Health and Wellness is offering the Art Hive--please come and join us!
Y-Mindfulness groups: The YMCA is offering the Y-mindfulness groups at UBC O; please contact Health and Wellness for more information. We have completed the group for the winter. We hope to offer this in the fall term.
Daily Mindfulness at UBC O:
Mental health resources on line and in Kelowna area
Please check the resources available on our updated (January 2019) resource list.
Red Frogs support network provide a grocery shuttle every Tuesday at 630 and 730, departing from F lot.
Some of you have asked about our statistics. More will be coming but in the interim, here is a brief look at our stats over the past three years.
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 and Wellness have trained many students and have distributed over 700 Naloxone kits?
Health and Wellness will offer a free kit and injection demo to those who present a certificate of training. Training is offered by student volunteers on the campus. Please call and speak with our reception staff or email us for more information.
Crisis Response & Emergency Numbers
Emergency Services: 911
Health & Wellness: For a crisis during regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm), please call 250 807 9270 or come to UNC 337.
UBCO security: For a crisis outside of office hours, security's emergency number is: 250 807 8111. For non-emergencies: 250 807 9236.
Please note that the UBCO students union provides students with extended benefits including coverage for personal counselling. Please check with the UBCOSU to find out the coverage that currently exists. Also, many students that are covered by their parents' extended health benefits will have coverage for counselling as well. If you wish to access a personal counsellor in the Central Okanagan, try this link: BCACC counsellors
Drug Overdose: For information on drug use and overdose prevention please refer to these tips and resources.
24 Hour Nurses Help Line: 811