Student Health Service

Student Health Service offers year-round health care for registered UBC students. Services are provided by family doctors and registered nurses. We provide care for all current students of UBC and its related institutions, including visiting international students.

What to expect when you visit Student Health Services

Our doctors and nurses can help provide:

Drop-in health information from Nurses on Campus

Registered nurses from UBC's Student Health Services set up booths around campus each week. Drop by a booth to ask questions and get information about your health and wellness. UBC nurses offer personalized advice, tips, and information on a variety of topics.

Learn more about Nurses on Campus

Individual medical care

All services normally provided by your family doctor, including:

  • Sore throat treatments
  • Asthma treatments
  • Injury treatments
  • Bladder infection treatments
  • Vaginal discharge information and treatments
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Birth control
  • STI/HIV/AIDS tests and information
  • Third-party medical exams including those for school, insurance, driving, licensing, and employment
  • Pap tests
  • Counselling for mental health concerns
  • Immunizations (not bookable online)
  • Surgery (not bookable online)
  • Allergy shots (not bookable online)
  • Dressing changes (not bookable online)    
  • Other standard appointments

Specialist referrals

In most cases, you must have a referral from a licensed doctor to book an appointment with a medical specialist. Doctors at Student Health Services can provide you with referrals to any specialist you require.

The following specialists work on-site at Student Health Services:

  • Psychiatry (Click for referral details)
  • Dermatology

These appointments cannot be booked online.

Naloxone kits to prevent drug overdose

Fenantyl is a highly potent pain killer that is being mixed into party drugs in Vancouver and at UBC. In 2016 alone, deaths related to drug overdose increased 79% from 2015.

Naloxone is the antidote to drug overdoses caused by opioids, including fentanyl. When you pick up a Naloxone kit, you will get training on how to use the injectable antidote and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose. 

  • Free Naloxone kits are available at Student Health Services for UBC students who indicate they are using drugs or plan to use drugs, and for friends and family of high risk individuals. Kits are also available for free to anyone who uses or plans to use drugs, and their friends and family, at UBC Urgent Care and for purchase at participating BC pharmacies, including University Pharmacy (to obtain a kit from University Pharmacy, please order it 1 to 2 days ahead).
  • When you pick up a Naloxone kit, your information is kept confidential. Your Naloxone appointment will not be recorded in any of your personal records. To maintain your confidentiality, you can visit Student Health Services in-person or phone and ask to speak with a nurse to set up a Naloxone appointment.
  • Naloxone appointments and training sessions are available every Wednesday (except March 1st) from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm for students and their family and friends. 
  • To book a confidential Naloxone appointment, visit Student Health Services in-person or call and ask to speak with a nurse.

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Confidentiality

Information about you, the type of services you access, and the content of your appointments cannot be released to anyone (including family) without your written permission, with the following exceptions:

  • Information indicating that a child is in need of protection.
  • Information indicating that you may constitute a risk to yourself or others.
  • Information that leads to concerns about public safety.
  • Other statutory or common-law provision that requires or authorizes the release of confidential information.

Authorization for Release of Medical Record Information
Please complete the authorization form and return it to Student Health Service if you wish to release your medical record information to another individual or medical care office.

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment in person, online, or over the phone.

New Student Health Services patients and existing patients can make appointments through our secure patient portal.

Make an appointment online

Contact Student Health Services

Student Health Services

Student Health Services

student.health@ubc.ca

UBC Hospital, Koerner Pavilion
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Room M334
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Canada

Hours

Mon8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed