Services


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.

Nursing Assessments

  • Cold/flu
  • Aches/pains
  • Allergies
  • First Aid
  • Urinary tract infections (assessment & treatment)
  • Sore throat/throat swabs for infection screening (assessment & treatment)
  • Sexually transmitted infections - STI's (assessment & treatment)

Immunizations

  • HPV
  • Twinrix
  • MMR (measles/mumps/rubella)
  • Annual flu immunization

Sexual Health Counselling

  • Contraceptive methods
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sexuality
  • Birth control options/Supply birth control pill
  • Supply emergency contraceptive pill (Plan B)
  • Depo provera injection(s)

Health Counselling and Education

  • Diet/nutrition
  • Stress management healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • 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):

Travel advisory

$30

Injections by MD

$20

Physicals  

$50

Completion of forms

$30-60

Missed appointments

$35

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.

Other 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 

Champions:

  • 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

To find out more about the campaign or about becoming a champion, please contact Lugene Young or Carolyn Bartlett at Health Services. 


Our Staff

Nurse Educators

Carolyn Bartlett
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I joined Health Services at Dalhousie University in 2014. I have over 30 years of nursing experience, working in healthcare in various positions: direct patient care obstetrics, surgery ,critical care ( Intensive Care, Coronary Care & Emergency). I have also managed the Intensive Care units and the Emergency Department locally for 10 years. Prior to coming to Dalhousie University I held the position of Director of Quality & Decision Support (Quality, Risk Management, Data Analysis, Infection Control) at Colchester East Hants Health Authority for seven years. I also have experience in research coordination, project management and as an educator for the Faculty of Nursing at St Francis Xavier University as well as Dalhousie University. I have also worked in forensic nursing at the Nova Scotia Medical Examiners Service.

In healthcare I'm always learning something new and is committed to ongoing education as new research emerges and changes in healthcare develop. Nurses have the opportunity to empower patients with knowledge. I  truly enjoys meeting students with diverse backgrounds from all walks of life and helping them with their healthcare needs. As a nurse I try to advocate for her patients, challenge them, inspire them and provide the quality of care she would want if she was in their shoes. To attend class, study and be successful academically you need to feel well to do so.

Professional Affiliations

  • College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Nurses Association
Kristine Carr
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I am a recent addition to the Health Services team, having joined in January 2019. My nursing career started in England over 40 years ago and has given me exposure to many services and specialties. Most recently I was the Health Services Manager for the Intensive Care and Dialysis Units at Colchester East Hants Health Centre.

I am enjoying the challenge of another career direction and am already learning a lot from the Dalhousie students. Education should be a life long endeavor and I welcome this opportunity to build my own knowledge base and share my experience in healthcare in return. As Carolyn has indicated, to be successful academically, you need to feel well, whether that is physically or mentally. We are here to provide support and find any resources you may need to stay well so you are positioned for success.

 

Lugene Young

On leave

Physician

Dr. Andria MacAulay is on site on Mondays (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), available by appointment.