Service updates

We have moved!

The Student Wellness Centre is open! Counselling has moved to the Health and Wellness Building, together with Health! Find us at 2300 McKenzie right across the street from the CARSA gym. 

 COVID-19 update to services

 UVic Counselling transition to telephone or video service

In order to help reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 to students, staff and the wider community, Counselling is offering appointments by phone or video:

      • Same day sessions can be booked over the telephone: 250-721-8563.
      • Same day sessions are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the morning and afternoon, and in the afternoon on Tuesday and Thursday.
      • Phones will be answered starting at 8:30am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10:30am on Tuesday (please do not leave voicemail messages to book a same day appointment).
      • We appreciate your patience at this busy time: if the phone line is busy when you call you can choose to wait on the line or phone back later.
      • Same day appointments are first-come, first-served, and there are a limited number of sessions available each day.
      • To schedule pre-booked appointments: call the front desk or email your counsellor directly.
      • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call.
      • Read our tips for preparing for telephone counselling appointments.
      • If you are experiencing an emergency please contact 911 and then Campus Security 250-721-7599 if on campus

For reasons of professional licencing and jurisdiction, students who are located outside of BC may have limited access to services. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, policies around jurisdiction may also change. Please call the front desk to find out about your options for appointments.

Additional resources

      • SupportConnect: 24/7 mental health support for UVic students. Anytime, anywhere. 
      • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: (1-888-494-3888)
      • Youthspace: for chat and text
      • Here2Talk: confidential mental health counselling and community referrals for BC post-secondary students through app, phone and web (24 hours/7 days a week)

Coping with anxiety and self-isolation

For more information about the UVic response to COVID-19 and tips for staying healthy and protecting your community, visit UVic’s COVID-19 info website.