Prevention and care during the COVID-19 outbreak
Information on COVID-19
- If you are ill, no matter how mild, you should stay home to prevent spreading infections to others. Please take the BC self-assessment tool if you're unsure whether you have COVID-19 or not.
- If you are not sure if you need to see a primary care provider, check the HealthLink BC website first or call 811.
- Find more information on testing for COVID-19, provided by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) .
- Testing is available for people with symptoms. Visit the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) website for more information.
Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, many students may be developing feelings of fear, stress, worry and isolation—these feelings are natural when facing threats that are beyond our control. Everyone reacts differently to these feelings, which can be overwhelming for some.
It’s important to understand that if you need help in coping with these feelings, there are articles and resources available to guide you in managing your mental health during this time.
If you’re at risk of an opioid overdose, or likely to witness a family member or friend at risk of overdose, you can call 604 822 7011 to book a confidential appointment for a free naloxone kit.
Learn to identify the signs when somebody is overdosing and how to respond with your Take Home Naloxone kit. Get naloxone training.
UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC)
The UBC Student Recovery Community is a welcoming and inclusive environment for students in or curious about recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, and/or addictive behaviours. The SRC’s peer support model is designed to empower students with lived experience to support one another on their chosen recovery pathway.
Health Canada is advising Canadians who use vaping products to monitor themselves for symptoms of lung or respiratory pulmonary illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, chest pain) and to seek medical attention promptly if they have concerns about their health.
Vaping is not without risk, and the potential long-term effects of vaping remain unknown. Find more information on the impact of smoking and steps to take in order to quit.