Room 11, UCC
Medical and Counselling
Mon-Thu 9 am - 7 pm
Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm
See Saturday schedule
Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm
Reading Week Hours: Please note that, during Reading Week, Student Health Services will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only.
Student Health Services is an appointment based medical clinic for all registered part-time and full-time students at Western and affiliated colleges. Urgent problems such as infections or injuries can often be seen the same day. Appointments can also be booked for non-urgent medical issues. Patients may see a physician of a specific gender and may also ask to see the same doctor for each visit.
Student Health Services offers free individual counselling to all registered students. The SHS multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, physician psychotherapists, and social workers to meet the varying needs of students. Counselling is available year round by calling Student Health Services.
Student Health Services provides birth control information sessions to patients receiving, or interested in receiving, a prescription for birth control. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes and include information on types of birth control available and proper use.
If you receive injections for allergies or for vitamin deficiencies, you can receive these injections at Student Health. If you require an immunization injection, you may also book an appointment to receive your shot with SHS. The clinic offers a variety of immunizations including tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, HPV and the influenza vaccine (flu shot).
SHS physicians can screen for all common sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B. STI testing is done with the utmost sensitivity and understanding. It's better to come in and get tested than to worry, experience discomfort or wait for a condition to become worse.