COMMUNITY LIVING AND YOUR HEALTH

The university has many departments and resources dedicated to supporting your health and well-being, all of which are conveniently located on campus or available online.

Online Resources

Student Wellness Mental Health Hub: this hub is a guide to the community supports and resources that are available to you on campus. In addition to the services and programs, you can access strategies on dealing with a variety of issues, including relationships, anxiety, procrastination, and more.

How To Help Guide: this framework provides steps for communicating care and support when assisting someone. Whether it is someone on your floor or a classmate, having someone to speak with and feel understood is often enough to help them through a struggle.

Quick Resource Guide: a listing of on and off campus resources when you are seeking support or looking for support for a friend.

My Mental Health: these videos provide an overview on how to check-in with your mental health, the importance of connecting with others in your time on campus, and how to contribute to the campus community.

Academic Well-being

Student Success Centre: from tackling a paper, report, or exam to managing your time effectively, the Student Success Centre offers a variety of workshops designed to strengthen and enhance your academic skills. Personalized support for your specific academic concerns is available through their individual appointments.

Math and Applied Sciences Centre: from effective studying for exams to course specific reviews, the Math and Applied Sciences Centre provides support to students in math, engineering, statistics, and applied sciences.

Student Accessibility Services: individuals with documented disabilities are connected to the resources and supports needed to achieve full potential at Student Accessibility Services.

Physical and Mental Well-being

 

University Health Centre

2-200 SUB
uhc.ualberta.ca

Whether it’s time for a regular check-up, you’re not feeling well, or you have questions about your health, the team of physicians and nurses at the University Health Centre are ready to help. They offer comprehensive medical services, including:

  • full general practice
  • immunizations
  • assessment and treatment of mental health concerns
  • travel consultations
  • specialists in OB/GYN, podiatry, and dietary counselling
Most services operate on a drop-in basis but some appointments are available. Ensure that when you visit the University Health Centre, you bring your ONEcard and proof of provincial health insurance coverage.

 

University Health Centre Pharmacy

1-10 SUB
uab.ca/CampusPharmacy

The UHC Pharmacy is ready to assist you with a full selection of prescription and over-the-counter medications, health and wellness products, and a comprehensive range of services including:

  • medication reviews
  • pharmacist prescribing
  • immunizations
  • travel consultations
  • tobacco cessation products and services

 

Community Social Work Team

209 HUB
community.ualberta.ca

The Community Social Work Team provides support to all students in becoming connected to each other, the campus community, and resources both on and off campus. The team supports Unitea, a program that connects students with trained student hosts to share in conversation over a cup of tea, working to reduce loneliness on campus. Student training is also offered in active listening and suicide prevention through the Community Helpers Program and QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer).

 

Counselling and Clinical Services

2-600 SUB
mentalhealth.ualberta.ca

Counselling and Clinical Services provides psychological counselling and psychiatric services to students struggling to overcome challenges impacting their mental health.Initial consultations are the first appointment students have in order to access the variety of services they offer, including:

*You can attend drop-in workshops without an initial consultation and can teach you strategies to deal with common issues facing students in a casual, comfortable environment.

 

University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre

2-705 SUB
sac.ualberta.ca

The U of A Sexual Assault Centre provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support, confidentiality, respect, and advocacy are available for students affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking.

Services include:

  • drop-in, telephone or email support for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or relationship violence regardless of gender;
  • counselling and psychotherapy appointments with a psychologist for either short or long-term counselling and treatment regarding sexual assault or sexual abuse (whether the experience happened recently or long ago);
  • support and information for partners, friends, family, and concerned individuals who are supporting a survivor of sexual assault; and many more services.
All services are free of charge and are available to students of all genders, sexualities, and backgrounds. Each person's individual recovery process will be respected.

What to do if you are ill

If you are sick, please follow these important guidelines:

  • Rest in your room until the symptoms have disappeared, unless you are traveling to the nearest washroom
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, especially after visiting the washroom or before handling food. If you are not near washing facilities, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a good alternative
  • Take care in touching high contact surfaces, such as common area doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, self-serve food items, etc.
  • Drink lots of liquids (e.g. water, clear broth, Powerade, etc.) and stay hydrated
You can learn more about protecting your own health on the Alberta Health Services website or by calling Health Link Alberta at 780.408.5465.

Exam Deferrals

If you miss an exam or important term work due to illness, this page has information about your rights and responsibilities.

Please consult the University Calendar section on absence from exams if you are too ill to take an exam.

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