Health Services Header

Student Health and Wellness- Orillia

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 Thursdays at the Wellness Centre (OR 1012).

What is Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It's 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. 

Sexual Health Nurse

A nurse from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Sexual Health Team is available for drop-in appointments at the Wellness Centre on the third Monday of each month from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. The nurse can help keep your sexual health on point with routine STI testing, and answering all of your questions about birth control, emergency contraceptives, STIs, and more. 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 you 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.

You do not need to book in advance. Simply come to the Wellness Centre between 12-3pm on any of the following days and the nurse will see you on a "first come, first served" basis.

- March 20th, 2023

- April 17th, 2023

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


Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners are nurses that have additional education and licensing to provide primary health care to individuals and families.  They can do complete physical examinations, order diagnostic tests like ultrasounds, X-rays or mammograms, order bloodwork to screen for illness or disease, diagnose illness and disease and prescribe medications necessary for you.

Huronia Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

The Nurse Practitioners of the Huronia Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic have a virtual medical clinic, open to you, for your clinical needs.This clinic is open to Lakehead Students who do not have access or cannot book with their primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner).

The clinic operates 9:00am -12:00pm  on Tuesday mornings. When booking, have your OHIP card and demographic information ready. Please call 705-835-7545 to book your appointment or to request an appointment: Login in to MySuccess

Huronia NP

Please contact Student Health and Wellness for alternative options or visit the Resources page for more information.

Couchiching Ontario Health Team

The Couchiching Ontario Health Team has a Nurse Practitioner who does in-person appointments for people who do not have a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner already. Please note: anyone who has a Family doctor or Nurse Practitioner in the area can't been seen within this clinic

When booking, have your OHIP card and demographic information ready. Please call 705-325-2201 ext 8250 to book your appointment or to request an appointment: Login in to MySuccess

Local Doctor

Dr. Kinga Koprowicz is a local family doctor who is welcoming Lakehead Students to her practice. Dr. Koprowicz can accept domestic and international students. When you call, please ensure you mention you are a Lakehead student.

525 West St South
Unit 1
Orillia ON  
L3V 5H2

Phone: (705) 259-1833
Fax: (705) 259-1834 


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 Wednesday
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: Student rate is $55/appointment. Costs are covered by most health benefit plans.

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. For other issues, please call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 to speak to a registered nurse.

Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital :
Barrie Royal Victoria Hospital :