Health services

Primary health clinic

Offers confidential and comprehensive medical care to students to support your health and wellness and academic success, as well as provides urgent care to the campus community.

Access to care:

  • Rapid-access appointments – for patients needing a quick appointment for one issue, walk-in and wait for first available appointment.
  • Regular booked appointments - for patients needing care continuity to address medical problems, phone clinic line and pre-book.
  • Doctor on call - for urgent concerns during evenings, weekends and holidays, call our main clinic line to be put in touch with a doctor

Health team

The team of physicians, nurses, office/administrative staff, and specialized practitioners have a shared-care approach and use an electronic record to carry out health screening, medical assessments, self-care education/coaching, pharmacology, treatments and therapy, care coordination, and referral to on-site psychiatry or other community specialists. We collaborate with and refer students to campus and community resources, and to Island Health for specialized programs and hospital care.

Healthy student campus

UHS promotes, facilitates, and partners with others on clinical and population health programs relevant to the campus community.

  • living healthy and well - education materials and programs and campus engagement
  • mental health and substance use – group clinics, social norms education, and harm reduction
  • public health and immunization– flu season, communicable illness, emergency preparedness
  • sports medicine and injury prevention – clinic partnership, concussion prevention, and education
  • sexual health and healthy relationships – contraception, healthy sexuality and self-care

UHS is a Student Services unit within the Division of Student Affairs and is accountable for the prudent management of UVic and Island Health resources in achieving the triple aim of quality client care, enhanced campus/population health, and service excellence and sustainability. 

Confidentiality

Our UHS team, along with collaborative practitioners from Island Health, Ministry of Children and Family development, UVic Counselling Services and Resource Centre for Students with a Disability, are highly committed to client confidentiality and privacy.

Student electronic medical records are confidential and are not released without the written consent of the student unless otherwise required by law and in matters of public health. See the clinic services page for more information.