University Health Services
Welcome to University Health Services!
University Health Services (UHS) provides a full service primary health clinic for students, and coordinates healthy student and campus initiatives. We encourage students to use UHS as their primary point of health care while at UVic. We are located at the Petersen Health Centre.
News and Events
Student Health Ambassador and Peer Educator (SHAPE) Volunteer Program is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of students committed to providing valuable health and wellness resources and programs to the university community.
We are now accepting application for the 2016 fall semester. For more information, see the SHAPE volunteer program information page.
The Okanagan Charter is an outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The Charter development process engaged researchers, practitioners, administrators, students and policy makers from 45 countries. We invite you to use and disseminate the Charter at UVic and within your networks. The Conference Planning Committee and Charter Working Group will continue to work on next steps to activate the Charter messages. Through global contribution and collaboration, we have created a Charter that will guide and inspire health promotion action within higher education for years to come.
See results from the National College Health Assessment, a health study undertaken by UVic in Spring 2013. These fact sheets provide a snapshot of student health habits, behaviors & perceptions:
University of Victoria Health Services 2014-15 Annual Report offers health highlights of the student population; outlines the primary health care leadership framework used to guide our improvement process, and reports on our triple aim of improving the student health experience, enhancing population and campus health, and advancing service excellence.
In recognition of the importance of student wellbeing, all UVic students are being provided with a monthly electronic issue of Student Health 101, an online magazine for university students covering a variety of topics related to health and wellness. Keep your eyes on your inbox, or visit http://read101.ca/uvic.html.
The Orientation issue of Student Health 101 is available for access as well.
For more information about Student Health 101, please see the UVic Student Health 101 Info Page.