Health & Wellness
Changes to Student Success Centre Services
In-person and virtual appointments are available Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm
For all in-person appointments you must:
- Pre-book your appointment
- Pre-screen for COVID prior to arrival using the 811 tool
Virtual appointments will be held via telephone, Microsoft Teams or another mutually agreed upon means of meeting remotely.
Health Services will remain open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4pm for currently enrolled Dalhousie University students. It is preferable that you email for an appointment prior to coming to the department for care. MD visits will be scheduled by RN’s.
Flu Shot Clinics
- When: Every weekday, starting Monday October 26 until Friday November 6, from 8:30am–12pm
- Where: Langille Athletic Centre
- How to book: Phone 902-893-6672
- If you cannot make the above dates and times, please call Health Services at 902-893-6300
Symptoms of the flu
- Stuffy and runny nose
- Sore throat
- High fever
- Aches and pains
Why should you get the flu vaccine?
- Reduce your chances of getting the flu
- Protect the people around you (you can spread the virus without showing symptoms)
- It's contagious and can spread quickly and easily
- The flu can lead to serious complications including pneumonia and respiratory failure
- The vaccine is safe
The flu is responsible for about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, visit the Government of Canada website.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that you touch often
- Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand
If you do get sick:
Follow the tips above (under being proactive) and stay home until your symptoms are gone.
Promoting your optimal health
Maintaining your overall health is important while you are at university. Health Services provides confidential nursing assessments and referral services for students. We offer a wide range of services including cold and flu assessments, first aid, sexual health counselling, stress management counselling, blood glucose monitoring and select immunizations.
Health Services on the Agricultural Campus is available to all students regardless of health insurance coverage (DSU Health and Dental Plans, private insurance, etc.).
All services provided in Health Services are confidential. Health records are entirely separate from other university documents. No one from an academic or administrative department has access to your health record. Parents, guardians and other family members cannot have access to any information about you without your written consent, including whether or not you have ever visited Health Services.
What is personal health information?
It's any identifying information about you, and may include demographic (name, address,date of birth), health card number, information related to your physical and mental health care, and financial information related to your application and eligibility for health care services. Personal health care information can be recorded and unrecorded, and continues to be protected after you are deceased.
Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)
Identifying information about you, and may include demographic (name, address,date of birth), health card number, information related to your physical and mental health care, and financial information related to your application and eligibility for health care services. Personal health care information can be recorded and unrecorded, and continues to be protected after you are deceased.