Campus Life

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Our Student Health Clinic will be open April 2, 9:00 am -12:00 noon and April 3, 9:00 am -3:00 pm.

You will receive a phone call from our administrative assistant on the day of your appointment to ensure:

  • you do not have a new or worsening cough
  • you do not have a fever greater than 38 degrees or feel feverish

If you are experiencing these symptoms, we will provide you with guidance over the phone. Please stay home and self-isolate. If you require immediate medical attention please call 911.

We are aiming to have all patient/doctor appointments by phone if appropriate. To ensure that only patients who require in-person assessment enter our building, university security personnel will greet you at the entrance.

We continue to accept debit, VISA, and Mastercard but cannot accept cash payments at this time.


 

Our Services

We offer a wide variety of health services. Here are just a few:

  • women's health services (pap smear, breast exam)
  • allergy injections
  • contraception
  • STD testing and treatment
  • limited minor surgical procedures 
  • immunization advice and vaccines 
  • basic medications/presrciptions
  • blood work (must be ordered by a doctor) - Effective immediately there is a $5 charge for all blood work taken in the Student Health Centre. For FREE service you can go to the Bayers Road blood collection clinic located at 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 141 and you can call 902.454.1661 for more information.

Please Note: Some services are not covered by provincial or international health care. Please check regarding payment coverage when booking appointments.


Contact us

Location: Student Centre, 4th Floor
To book an appointment: call 902.420.5611 (if you cannot get through please leave a message)


Student Health Services Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am - 12 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After hours support:

For emergencies:

  • Go to the QEII Emergency Department on Robie Street OR
  • Call 911

For NON-emergencies contact Family Focus at 902.420.6060.


Making and cancelling an appointment

Making an appointment is important. It’s a good idea to book 2-3 days in advance. Although we try to see walk-in students, it isn’t always possible.  If you have a sore throat, bladder infection or difficulty breathing please tell the secretary when you call so you can be accomdated to see a doctor.

Appointments are required for some services, including:

  • women's health concerns and contraception
  • new prescriptions
  • physical examinations
  • illnesses requiring medications

If you aren’t able to make it to your appointment, please cancel at least one hour before your appointment time so that we can see other students instead. You may leave a message on our voicemail if we don’t answer.

Please note: A fee will be charged for missed office visits if you do not give at least an hour's notice of cancellation.


What to bring

Canadian Students: Please bring your up-to-date provincial health card and student ID to each office visit. If you don’t have a health card or it’s expired, you’ll have to pay for your office visit.

International Students: Please bring your SMUSA International Health Plan card or Nova Scotia Medical Insurance (MSI) card and student ID to each office visit. If you’ve opted out of the health plan or don’t have an MSI card, you’ll have to pay for your office visit and submit your receipt for payment to your medical insurer.


Sexual violence support

For more information about sexual violence support, visit the university's Sexual Violence Suppot webpage.