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
Fentanyl: Fact and Fiction?
Fentanyl seems to be everywhere in the news these days, but what do we really know about fentanyl? And who is affected by it? (hint: it touches all of us)
Join us for an open lunchtime dialogue on fentanyl (and other drugs) during the 2017 Annual Mental Health Awareness Week at UVic. We want to hear your voices! Together we’ll explore the current situation with fentanyl, the history of the opioid crisis, and ways to keep ourselves and friends safer.
We will also have resources available for students who want to get connected or know more.
It's flu season, and the best way to protect yourself is to get flu immunization, and wash your hands frequently!
The flu vaccine is available at UVic Health Services. Please book an appointment with a nurse.
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 applications for the 2017 winter semester. For more information, see the SHAPE volunteer program information page.
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:
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.
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.
University of Victoria Health Services 2015-16 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.