Health Services provides confidential assessments and referral services to students based on nursing assessments, provision of education, recommendation of appropriate care, provision of counselling services, evaluation of effectiveness of plans of care and referral to community resources.
- First Aid
- Urinary tract infections (assessment & treatment)
- Sore throat/throat swabs for infection screening (assessment & treatment)
- Sexually transmitted infections - STI's (assessment & treatment)
- MMR (measles/mumps/rubella)
- Annual flu immunization
Sexual Health Counselling
- Contraceptive methods
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Birth control options/Supply birth control pill
- Supply emergency contraceptive pill (Plan B)
- Depo provera injection(s)
Health Counselling and Education
- Stress management healthy relationships
- Time management
- Wellness/Balance (Physical, Career & Academic, Social & Cultural, Financial, Emotional, etc.)
Physician Non-Insured Services
Please be aware of fees for health services not covered by the Nova Scotia Health Insurance. This means you must pay for the following services provided by the campus doctor. Examples of health services not covered by Nova Scotia Health Insurance (must be paid at the time you see the doctor):
Injections by MD
Completion of forms
All missed appointments with a physician require 24-hour cancellation notice. If 24-hour notice is not provided, Financial Services will be notified and your student account will be charged $35 for missing your doctor's appointment. Please be considerate of others who require appointments.
Psychiatry and Psychological Services missed appointments will result in $100-$150 charge for a missed appointment.
Unpaid Medical Fees:
Please be aware that unpaid medical fees will be added to your student account at Financial Services.
- Blood Glucose monitoring
- Blood pressure
- Pregnancy testing
- HIV education/testing
- STI education/testing (self-tests available)
- Injections (B12, immunizations, Depo-Provera)
- Suture removal
- Equipment loan - crutches/aerosol machine
- Stress management/relaxation
- Non-prescription medications supplied with education
- Prescription medications with education
- Plantar wart treatment
Elephant in the Room: Mental Health Campaign
About the Campaign
Elephant in the Room is a national anti-stigma campaign designed to address the stigma associated with mental illness.
When you display a blue elephant figure, you show that you care about the wellness of others and demonstrate that this is a safe place to talk about mental illness, without fear of being viewed differently.
When you see a blue elephant figure, you know where you are is a safe place to speak about any mental health issues you or your family may be having. You understand that you will be treated with respect and dignity and that you will find the support and understanding from a person who cares.
Student Success Centre/Health Services:
- will educate students on what the campaign is and why we are providing this opportunity and support service to our students
- will educate student leaders, faculty and staff on the campaign, what it means to provide this opportunity to the Dalhousie Truro Campus and provide the opportunity for volunteer Champions
- will be looking for Champions to be the volunteers
- will volunteer, become informed and commit to this important task
- will volunteer and receive an information resource package on what it means to be a Champion
- will display the little blue elephant
- will provide a safe place for students to talk about mental illness
- will keep information that is shared confidential and private
- will, where requested by the student or where necessary, refer students to (or make them aware of) the services available to them through Health Services on the Truro Campus and in the community
- will NOT provide therapy or counselling
Dr. Andria MacAulay is on site on Mondays (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), available by appointment.