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Student Health and Wellness Centre

Your wellness journey starts here! To help you reach your full potential, the Student Health and Wellness Centre is exclusively open to University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University students.

You can book your appointment with a health practitioner for the same day or the following day in the following 4 ways. Make sure to have your student card and health card handy.

  1. In person: at 801 King Edward, Room N203
  2. By phone: by calling 613-562-5498  
  3. Online: by using the web portal.
  4. On the app: by downloading the UpPatient app from Google Play Store or Apple Store. When you launch the app, you must search the " uOttawa | Centre de santé et mieux-être étudiant / Student Health and Wellness Centre", select it and create your account. For more information on how to create your account, consult the UpPatient Help article (in English only). Please note that the help features on the app are available in English only. 

Remember to always have your health card (or your UHIP number if you’re an international student) and student card handy when booking and attending your appointment.

Services

The centre is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses,  health promotion specialists (education), psychotherapists, a psychologist and psychiatrists working together in a shared care model. 

These services are offered to all students: 

  • Mental health services (individual counseling, group psychotherapy, psychiatry) 

  • Health visit/walk-in 

  • Vaccination, injections, TB testing 

  • Bloodwork 

  • Prescription renewal 

  • IUD consultation and insertion 

  • Screening for communicable diseases. PAP test  

  • Health education, promotion, and prevention on several topics 

For more information regarding protection of your health information, please consult the Student Health And Wellness Centre Public Notice in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). 

The new Health and Wellness Centre is funded through the existing health fee. There may be some additional fees not covered by public health insurance, consult the list for more details

Getting here

The Student Health and Wellness Centre is located at 801, King Edward Avenue. Whether you walk, take public transportation or drive, it is easily accessible on uOttawa's main campus. 

Locate the Centre on Google Map
Minto Sports Complex.
OC Transpo bus with pedestrian.
OC Transpo
From downtown, take the O-Train Line 1 or the bus routes 5, 6, 11 and 16 will drop you right in front of the Centre.
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STO
If you are coming from Gatineau, the bus route 400 will drop you off close to the main uOttawa campus at the X, located just as short 15-minute walk from the Centre.
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Walk
The Centre is only a 10-minute walk from the University of Ottawa University Centre.
People walking.
From St-Paul University
From St-Paul University, the bus 16 or 55 will drop you off close, or enjoy a 23-minute walk to get to the Centre.

Mission

The new Student Health and Wellness Centre will provide integrated physical and mental health services for students as part of broader University efforts to make quick access to health care a priority.

Guided by our seven pillars of wellness and the principles of the Okanagan Charter, this Centre will:

  • Provide health-care services in both official languages through a multidisciplinary team working together and sharing a space, processes and policies. 
  • Create a safe environment where you can connect with peer educators, learn and receive care.
  • Enrich your learning experience by creating and offering internship and training opportunities.

Do not hesitate to send us your questions, comments and feedback.

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The University is ensuring that your voices are heard. That’s why an advisory committee including students and student association representatives is developing the centre and continually improving its services.

Contact us

Visit us

801 King Edward Avenue, Room N203
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Tel.: 613-562-5498
Fax.:613-562-5451  
Email: [email protected]  

Hours of operation (may change in the fall 2022)  

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.*

  • Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.*

  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

  • Sunday: closed 

*Extended hours for mental health services only. For walk-in services, the last appointment is at 3:30 p.m. 

This schedule may be adjusted based on service demand and will be subject to change in the fall.

Share your feedback

This Centre was created for you therefore your feedback is important to us. If you have questions, concerns or would like to share your feedback regarding this Centre and its services, please fill-out the form. NOTE: Please do not share information related to your medical or health records.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) and with University Policy 90, your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act, 1965. Your personal information collected by the Student Health and Wellness Centre  will be used for purposes related to the administration and quality management of the Centre. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in this notice, please contact Cindy Miron, Clinical Manager