Time out for good health
The Student Health Centre is your family clinic when you’re away from home. As a university clinic, we understand how an illness or injury can impact your education. We treat illness and injuries quickly, so that your studies don’t suffer. Plus, alumni are eligible for services for up to six months after graduation. International students may be seen for an extended period of time. If you have a medical issue that is not resolved when you graduate we will continue to see you.
Please be advised that effective immediately and until further notice, due to a shortage of doctors working in the clinic the Student Health Centre is unable to accept staff and faculty members or their families as NEW patients.
We offer a wide variety of health services. Here are just a few:
- women's health services (pap smear, breast exam)
- allergy injections
- STD testing and treatment
- limited minor surgical procedures
- immunization advice and vaccines
- basic medications/presrciptions
- blood work (must be ordered by a doctor) - Effective immediately there is a $5 charge for all blood work taken in the Student Health Centre. For FREE service you can go to the Bayers Road blood collection clinic located at 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 141 and you can call 902.454.1661 for more information.
Please Note: Some services are not covered by provincial or international health care. Please check regarding payment coverage when booking appointments.
Location: Student Centre, 4th Floor
To book an appointment: call 902.420.5611 (if you cannot get through please leave a message)
To speak with the Student Health Nurse after-hours (FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY): call or text 902.471.8129
Monday to Friday (School Year): 9 am - 12 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday (Summer): 9 am - 12 pm and 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Student Health Nurse can be reached at 902.471.8129 (EMERGENCIES ONLY; DO NOT CALL TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS)
For emergencies, please proceed directly to the QEII Emergency Department on Robie Street or call 911. For NON-emergencies contact Family Focus at 902.420.6060.
Making and cancelling an appointment
Making an appointment is important. It’s a good idea to book 2-3 days in advance. Although we try to see walk-in students, it isn’t always possible. If you have a sore throat, bladder infection or difficulty breathing please tell the secretary when you call so you can be accomdated to see a doctor.
Appointments are required for some services, including:
- women's health concerns and contraception
- new prescriptions
- physical examinations
- illnesses requiring medications
If you aren’t able to make it to your appointment, please cancel at least one hour before your appointment time so that we can see other students instead. You may leave a message on our voicemail if we don’t answer.
Please note: A fee will be charged for missed office visits if you do not give at least an hour's notice of cancellation.
What to bring
Canadian Students: Please bring your up-to-date provincial health card and student ID to each office visit. If you don’t have a health card or it’s expired, you’ll have to pay for your office visit.
International Students: Please bring your SMUSA International Health Plan card or Nova Scotia Medical Insurance (MSI) card and student ID to each office visit. If you’ve opted out of the health plan or don’t have an MSI card, you’ll have to pay for your office visit and submit your receipt for payment to your medical insurer.
Sexual assault support
Our Student Health RN (on-call) is a qualified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and is available evenings and weekends and she can provide you with information on what to do if you have been sexually assaulted. Should a sexual assault occur, please call the SANE Response Line @ 902.425.0122 or the Saint Mary's Nurse @ 902.471.8129 as soon as possible.