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Orillia Health Services

Student Health and Wellness works with a suite of healthcare professionals to make sure that students' healthcare needs are met.

 Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic services are available on campus at no cost for Lakehead Orillia students. Appointments are available with Dr. Michelle on Wednesdays at the Wellness Centre (OR 1012).

What is Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a primary healthcare system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Its philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease

Naturopathic Doctors can provide:

  • An individualized approach to health care, as every patient is unique

  • Time with patients, in order to better understand the issues at hand

  • A physical exam much like a medical doctor

  • Requests for, and review of lab tests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic health concerns

Therapies that may be used as part of your treatment plan include:

  • Diet and Nutrition counselling

  • Nutritional Supplements

  • Botanical (herbal) Medicine

  • Acupuncture

Meet Dr. Michelle

Dr. Michelle McKee ND is a Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about helping others lead healthier lives. In the era of information overload, she makes an effort to simplify health topics and provide basic, evidence-based strategies. No fad diets here! She has special interest in treating: low energy, mental health, digestive disorders and hormone conditions. She truly believes that when you feel your best, you get the most enjoyment out of life. She lives in Bracebridge with her husband, golden retriever and two-year-old son and loves spending time outdoors doing all the activities Muskoka offers. 

How to Request an appointment:

Login in to MySuccess 

  • Login in to MySuccess
  • Click Submit form - Orillia Student Wellness Requests
  • Fill out the request
  • Click Submit

Your request is private and confidential and only someone from Student Health and Wellness will be accessing these requests. All requests are checked and followed up by a phone call Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. 

Nurse Practitioner

Appointments with a Nurse Practitioner from the COHT Care Clinic are available at the Lakehead Wellness Centre on Thursdays. Services available include:

- Physical/medical exams

- Sexual Health, education, STI testing

- Mental Health concerns

- Birth control, PAPs, pregnancy testing

- Gender affirming primary care for trans and non-binary students

- Immunizations

- Chronic health concerns (asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc)

- Cold, sore throat, and flu

- Musculoskeletal injuries

- Skin conditions, warts, and moles treatments

- Third-party medical exams including those for school, insurance, driving, and employment

To book an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner on campus, please submit the Orillia Health and Wellness Request form through MySuccess.


Chiropractors can help with headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, foot pain, exercise, physical
rehabilitation, and more.

On-campus chiropractor appointments with Dr. Tara from Back to Function are available on Thursday
evenings in the Wellness Centre (OR 1012). Appointments are also available at the Back to Function
26 Colborne St E, Orillia ON
Clinic hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm
Phone: 705-326-9977

Book an appointment by calling Back to Function at 705-326-9977. When you call, please mention you
are a Lakehead student and specify whether you are booking an appointment on campus or at the Back
to Function Clinic.

Fees: The student rate is $55/appointment. Costs are covered by most health benefit plans.

Sexual Wellness Drop-ins

Drop-in sexual wellness clinics are offered in collaboration with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Sexual Health Team. Drop-ins are fast, free and easy!

Services available at drop-in appointments include:

- STI urine testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea

- Birth control counselling (types of birth control, how and where to get different birth control options, what     is the best option for you)

- Free barriers (condoms)

- Emergency contraceptive counselling

- Pregnancy testing

- Referrals to a physician

What happens at a drop-in appointment?

That is up to you! The nurse will begin by asking what she can help you with, and you will go from there. She will answer your questions, provide resources, make referrals, and do tests if and how you want.

Have questions? Email the Wellness Centre at or call 705-330-4010 ext 2116 for more information.

 In Case of Emergency or If Student Health and Wellness is Closed

Please go to the nearest hospital emergency department if the matter is urgent. Please go to the nearest hospital emergency department if the matter is urgent. For other issues, use Health Connect Ontario to speak to a registered nurse, or visit your nearest walk-in clinic.

Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital:
Barrie Royal Victoria Hospital: