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What ARE our Health Services?
Similar to a family physician's office, (eligible) students can see a physician at the Centre for a new illness, chronic health problem, or a referral to other health providers.
We recommend you have scheduled appointments with the same physician where possible. This will help the doctor to become familiar with you and your health needs and facilitate continuity of care. The health professional will listen to your concerns, ask you questions about your health history, examine you as needed, and work with you to plan the care you need.
Appointments with our physicians can be booked for concerns such as:
- Medications/medication refills
- Pap and STI screenings
- Birth control
- Emergency contraception
- Mental health concerns
- Chronic health concerns (asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure)
- Sore back/muscle injuries
- Wart treatments
- Sore throats and ears; coughs
- Wellness/periodic health examinations (Information on the periodic health exam)
- Injections (e.g. allergy injections, B12 injections)
We do not provide in-patient care or complex, specialized individual or group programs, but can assist with referral to professionals and programs in the community that do provide these services.
Sometimes students require or request the services of a medical specialists, other health professionals (example physiotherapist), or a community program. When this occurs the doctor will send a referral on your behalf along with any applicable personal health information.
If you have been seen for a significant medical concern that is impacting your academics, a certificate/note can usually be provided. To be eligible for a certificate/note, students must be seen by a Centre physician at the time of illness or injury or be under the care of a Centre physician.
Flu Shots now available at the Centre
As of Monday, November 28th, the Student Health & Counselling Centre is pleased to offer Flu shots for students 18 years of age and older. (Note: Individuals less that 18 years of age receive a different vaccine.)
To make an appointment for your flu shot, please call (343.8361) or drop by the Centre (in Prettie Residence). When booking your appointment, please be reminded that you will need to wait up to 30 minutes in the Centre after receiving your flu shot.
For more information on the flu, please visit the ThunderBayFlu website.
The Student Health & Counselling Centre is NOT a travel medicine clinic. Travel assessments/immunization needs should be addressed at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit's Travel Clinics. Call the professionals at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit for information regarding clinics to discuss immunizations and medications required during travel. Please note that the Travel Clinic service is NOT covered by provincial health plans.
Remember - immunizations are often a series of injections over a period or time - so call early.
Please click on the link to view the University's Human Resources department Travel Information - Zika page.
Visit the Travel section in our External Wellness Websites page for other resources.
Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Tests
As of May 30th, current students requiring TB skin tests for their educational program, including clinical program placements, may book their TB skin tests (TBST) at the Centre on specific clinic days.
Two appointments need to be booked for a TBST- one to get the TBST and one to have the TBST read. A single-page TBST documentation form will be provided when the TBST is read. (Please note: Completion of other immunization assessment forms are subject to third-party charges.)
To book your appointment or for more information, please call the Centre at 343-8361 or come to the Centre in the Prettie building. If you have prior TB skin test documentation, please bring it with you to your booked appointment.
For information on clinics offering TBSTs in the community or for employment purposes, a list is available in the Centre.
Please note that some services are NOT covered by provincial or international health insurance plans (e.g. wart therapy to hands, third-party notes and forms, transfer of health information).
Students Attending the Orillia Campus:
If you have questions please contact the Wellness Centre by calling (705) 330-4008 ext 2115.