Student Health Services

Medical Care

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.

Counselling & Psychiatry

At this time, Student Health Services is unable to accept Psychiatry referrals from community physicians. Those referrals should be directed to another service accepting Psychiatry referrals.

Birth Control Information

Student Health Services offers birth control information to patients receiving, or interested in receiving, a prescription for birth control. Appointments with a Family doctor should be booked to review information on types of birth control available and proper use, and to make informed decisions about your birth control needs.

Allergy Injections & Immunization

If you receive injections for allergies, hormone therapy 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).

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing

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.

Trans Care Team

Recognizing the unique needs of gender-diverse students, the Trans Care Team comprises a group of clinicians from Student Health Services and Psychological Services who work together to provide specialized psychological counselling and medical care to students in an LGBTQIA2S+ affirmative environment. Physicians at Student Health Services have received training from Rainbow Health Ontario in the realm of counselling, hormone prescribing/maintenance, injections, surgical referrals, and post-operative care. They are able to refer to endocrine specialists and/or psychiatrists if there are complex needs beyond the scope of their primary care providers. Clinicians at Psychological services offer both individual counselling as well as the UniQ Support group that runs each semester.