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COVID-19 vaccinations

Current students: call the Student Wellness Centre to make an appointment for your first or second COVID-19 vaccination.

BC residents: find a drop-in clinic in your community to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

You can book an appointment to meet with a counsellor, nurse, physician, spiritual care provider and more.

Not sure what type of appointment you need? We can help you figure it out. Book a same-day wellness consultation or just give us a call.

Same-day and pre-booked appointments are available.

Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre is located in the Health and Wellness Building.

Call the Student Wellness Centre

Student Wellness Centre hours

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Phone hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–12:00 pm and 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am–12:00 pm and 12:30 pm–3:30 pm

We are experiencing very high call volumes. Thank you for your patience.

Multifaith Centre

The Multifaith Centre is located next to Finnerty Gardens.

Call the Multifaith Centre

Multifaith Centre office: 250-721-8338
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–12:00 pm

Our services

Counsellors can help you make positive changes in your thinking and behaviour to improve your mental health and well-being. Your counsellor can work with you to explore concerns (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness), gain insight and learn new coping strategies.

Nurses provide integrated, holistic healthcare and can work with you to establish wellness goals. They are available to provide information and support in a variety of areas including physical health conditions, mental health concerns and general well-being.

Physicians support your physical and mental health. They can assist with exploring and addressing underlying medical or psychiatric conditions and are available to help with time-sensitive or unexpected health concerns. Treatment plans may include non-pharmacological therapies as well as medication management.

Spiritual Care Providers provide emotional, social and spiritual support regardless of your religion, or lack thereof. Working with a spiritual care provider may be a good fit if you are looking to make sense of the world, exploring life’s big questions, or just looking for a non-judgemental space to discuss any topic.

Eligibility

Current students

All UVic students currently enrolled in a degree program are eligible to access services from the Student Wellness team.

New students

If you're a new UVic student, you can book an intake appointment up to two months before you start classes.

Recent graduates

We'll help graduating UVic students transition your health records to an external care provider.

Dependents of UVic students

Unfortunately, we cannot provide care for dependents of UVic students. Find community care services for dependents.

Wellness consultations

If you're unsure where to start, or what type of care you need, you can book a consultation with a counsellor or nurse.

A same-day wellness consultation involves an initial 30-45 minute meeting with a counsellor or a nurse. The counsellor or nurse will gather some background history, discuss your goals and work collaboratively to connect you with the service that fits your needs.

After completing a wellness consultation, your provider may refer you to a specific service or provider within or outside of the Student Wellness Centre. This could include a counsellor, nurse, physician, specialist referral, spiritual care provider, Indigenous counsellor or other resource.

Before your first appointment

With a doctor or nurse

For your first appointment, make sure you bring:

  • your BC Services Care Card or other provincial health care card if you have one
  • guard.me insurance e-card for international students if you have it
  • your OneCard
  • your vaccination history if you have it
  • any other relevant medical documents

With a counsellor

Before you come to your first appointment, spend some time thinking about your goals and what you would like to work on in the session. It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to work on. Your counsellor can help you figure it out.

Sample goals:

  • learn new ways to cope with anxiety
  • improve my communication in dating relationships
  • explore meaningful career paths

With a spiritual care provider

Before you come to your first appointment, spend some time thinking about what you would like to talk about . Your spirital care provider can help guide the conversation if you're not sure where to start.

Sample areas of conversation:

  • achieving meaning and purpose in life
  • achieving a sense of belonging
  • managing feelings of grief/loss
  • missing family and friends

Arriving for your appointment

When you arrive you’ll be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable Student Welcome Team. They can answer any questions you might have.

Our intake forms have space for you to let us know your name, pronouns and gender identity. Our team will use the name and pronouns you provide. Offering this information is always your choice.

Your appointments with our counsellors, doctors and nurses and spiritual care providers will be private and confidential.

Cancelling your appointment

To cancel an appointment, please call 250-721-8563 or email us.

No shows and late cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice may be subject to a fee.

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