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Student Health Services

Looking after your health and well-being can be challenging at times. To get the health care that you require and the information that you need to make well informed decisions about your personal well-being, we'd like to suggest that you start at Student Health Services, located in the J.T. Powell Building. We have physicians (female and male), psychiatrists, nurses, dietitians, and a wellness educator who are experienced in student health issues. Student Health Services functions as the personal family physician for students and their families. In the event that we don't have the answers or solutions that you need, we stay connected with the Guelph health care community and can re-direct you to a reliable source for information or treatment. We work closely with the Student Health Advisory Group (SHAG) to ensure that the clinic is responsive to the health care needs of students.

We offer Appointment times both for continuity of personal health care and a Walk-in clinic for sudden or acute illnesses or injuries. We encourage you to select one of our physicians to be your personal family physician and then ask for them by name when booking your appointments. You will need your Health card with you when you come to Student Health Services or any health service in Guelph.

In consideration of students' schedules and lifestyle, we extend our hours during the fall and winter terms to include appointment times on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9pm, and Saturday afternoons from 1 to 4pm. To book an appointment call ext. 52131.

The city of Guelph has three hospitals but only the Guelph General Hospital at 115 Delhi St. has an Emergency Department. It is generally very busy and we recommend that you make wise use of it for your medical emergencies. There are 3 After-Hour Clinics in town and for information about them, including locations and hours of operation, you can call 837-2550 or 763-6201.


  • Primary care for all health complaints and problems
  • Walk-in clinic for emergencies or sudden onset of illness or injury
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Emergency contraceptive pills
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) testing
  • Physicals for annual health management or 3rd party, i.e. employment, driving
  • Allergy shots
  • Immunizations, including Rabies
  • Dispensary for birth control pills
  • Psychiatrists - by referral
  • Dietetic counseling
  • Nurses for health inquiries
  • Biomedical waste disposal for students with diabetes to dispose of their syringes
  • On-site laboratory testing
  • Subsidy for Stress Management programs and Drinkwise
  • Medical notes for academic consideration - check calendar and consult academic advisor for details
  • Communicable disease immunization and recommendations
  • Wellness Educator and peer helpers and volunteers for consultation
  • Wellness Centre for health promotion and harm reduction as well as information and programming, 2nd floor of the J.T. Powell Building beside the Health and Performance Centre