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Medical Services

Student Health & Wellness offers many medical services at both of our Centres. These include physician services, nursing services, social worker services, and counselling and mental health services. 

The Halifax Student Health & Wellness Centre is located in LeMarchant Place on Studley Campus.

The Student Health & Wellness Centre provides students with certified quality primary and mental health care services to promote and enhance your health and wellbeing. We have an interprofessional healthcare team, consisting of doctors, nurses, a social worker, psychologists, counsellors, a psychiatrist and health promotion experts.

Physician services include:

  • Anxiety management
  • Assessment of broken bones & sprains
  • Assessment for stitches
  • Birth control education
  • Dressing changes
  • Emergency contraception
  • Emergency first aid
  • Health form completion
  • HIV testing/education
  • 2SLGBTQ+ health
  • Medical condition diagnosis & treatment
  • Medical exams and consultations
  • Meningitis B Vaccination
  • Mental health care
  • Obstetrical care
  • PAP smear
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Psychiatric care (by referral)
  • Referrals to specialist care, including to see a psychiatrist
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing
  • Sexual health education
  • Sick notes
  • Sports medicine
  • Stress management
  • Vasectomies

Nursing services include:

  • Routine childhood immunizations
  • Immunization review and form completion
  • Injections (allergy injections, B12, testosterone, depo-provera, lupron)
  • Routine STI testing
  • TB testing
  • Ongoing immunization series
  • Ear syringing
  • Suture/staple removal
  • Wound care
  • Dressing changes
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Wart treatment (for feet and hands only)

Counselling and mental health services include:

  • Same-day counselling 
  • Ongoing counselling (by referral)
  • Psychological services (by referral)

Social worker services include:

  • Assistance with navigating on- and off- campus resources 
  • Assistance coping with issues surrounding food, finances, housing, etc.
  • Stress and anxiety management (related to work, relationships, school and sleep)

The Truro Student Health & Wellness Centre is located in the Dairy Building on the Agricultural Campus and can be found within the Student Success Centre.

The Centre 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.

Main services

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 – STIs (assessment & treatment)


  • 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.) 


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