Book your appointment online
Student Health & Wellness is still here for you
The Student Health & Wellness Centre is open, and appointments are available with counsellors, doctors, nurses and Dal’s social worker. Many online and mobile resources are also available to support students from home. Learn more below about what’s changed, what’s available and how you can access these services.
Distance appointments with counsellors, doctors, nurses and the social worker are available.
Students are able to book distance appointments with members of the Student Health & Wellness Centre healthcare team, including same-day counsellors, doctors, nurses and our social worker. These appointments will take place by phone.
How you book an appointment at the Student Health & Wellness Centre remains the same. You can book a distance appointment online below or by phoning 902-494-2171. Once you book your appointment, a representative from the Student Health & Wellness Centre will reach out to confirm your contact information. If you are unsure whether your appointment can be conducted over the telephone, please call the Student Health & Wellness Centre at 902-494-2171.
The Student Health & Wellness Centre remains open but is no longer accepting walk-in appointments. To ensure that COVID-19 screening takes place, patients who enter the Centre must have a confirmed appointment time. If you do not have an appointment and wish to be seen, you must call 902-494-2171 BEFORE entering the Centre.
To reduce the demand and patient volumes, the Centre has reduced the scope of service being provided at this time and have suspended in-person appointment bookings for non-essential physician and nursing services. Sick notes and form completions will not be provided at this time. Wart and skin tag removal, and ear syringing will not be provided. Appointments for elective procedures including vasectomies, IUDs, toenail surgeries and consults have also been rescheduled.
An online assessment tool is available through Public Health to help you better understand when you should call 811.
Online Resources You Can Access from Home
Don't forget! As a Dalhousie or King’s student, you have access to a library of online and mobile health resources. From asking questions to our nurses online, to texting a counsellor from your phone, the resources below will help you take care of and improve your health right from home!
Dalhousie students and currently registered community patients are able to book appointments online with a select number of doctors, nurses, our social worker (students only) and same-day counselling (students only).
- Dr. Glenn Andrea, Physician
- Dr. Erin Awalt, Physician
- Dr. Jenna Dickson, Physician
- Dr. Sherry Jain, Physician
- Dr. Eunice Kim, Physician
- Dr. Donald MacQuarrie, Physician
- Dr. Amy Mallory, Physician
- Dr. Diarmaid Scully, Physician
- Dr. Jacqueline Stewart, Physician
- Hazel Ling, Social Worker (Mon/Wed/Fri)
- Daily appointments with our nurses (Mon-Sat)
- Same-day counselling appointments (Mon-Sat, Tuesdays @ Sexton Campus)
Can you see a nurse or social worker?
When can I see a nurse?
Wondering if you can see a nurse to address your health concern? Here are some of the common services provided by nurses at the Student Health & Wellness Centre:
- Emergency first aid
- Emergency contraceptive
- Pregnancy testing
- UTI testing
- STI testing
- Assessments for broken bones, sprains, wounds, cold symptoms and sore throat
- Administering flu shots, as well as testosterone, B12, Depo Provera and allergy injections
Please book an appointment with a physician if you are unsure if you should be seen by a nurse.
When can I see a social worker?
Wondering if you can see a social worker to address your health concern? Here are some of the challenges a social worker at the Student Health & Wellness Centre can help you with:
- practical problem solving related to housing, finances, food, school, sleep or stress.
- on and off-campus resource navigation.
If you would like to book your appointment online:
- Create an account (you'll need your health card).
- Submit your appointment request.
- You will receive confirmation of your appointment by email. Your appointment request will be rejected if:
- you have outstanding fees
- you are not a registered Dalhousie or Kings student or community patient
- your request requires more time than a 10-minute visit (medical and nursing)
- If you need to cancel your appointment, you can also do this online by logging into your account. Please note that we require 24 hours' notice of your cancellation, or you will be charged a cancellation fee (medical appointments). We ask that you cancel as soon as possible so that your appointment time can be used for someone else as appointments are in high demand.
- Take a number once you arrive at the Centre and your number will be called to check you in for your appointment.