Health Services

Petersen Health Centre

Petersen Health Centre

Health Services is based on-campus out of the Petersen Health Centre.

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Health Services front desk

Friendly staff

Staff are ready to help at the front counter of Health Services.

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Services for students

Health Services provides a variety of clinic and health services for the campus community.

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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

Conversations on Health

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.

Date: January 19th, 2017
Location: Student Union Building, Upper Lounge
Time: 12-1:30pm

Get Tested UVic

It’s as easy as 1… 2.. Pee.
Pick up an STI testing kit during the week of
February 6th – 10th
at UVic Health Services or
Tuesday, February 7th in the CAD dining hall entrance
11am – 1pm
Wednesday, February 8th in the SUB main entrance 
11am – 1pm

Meningococcal Vaccination

Globally, every year more than 1.2 million people are affected by meningitis.
10 % of patients die, and 20 % or more sustain permannent damage and disability.
Meningococcal disease is most common in: infants and chilfren less than 5 years old,
and young adults aged 15 to 24.
Get your meningococcal vaccine!
at UVic Health Services
Drop-in on March 1st, 2017 from 10am - 3 pm
or phone to book your appointment at any time during clinic hours
Visit to find out more about meningitis.

Flut shots

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.

SHAPE Volunteer Program

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.


Student Health Facts

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:

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 LogoIn 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

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: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges

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.

Health Services Annual Report

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.