Student Wellness Centre -Waterloo Campus (formerly Health and Counselling Services)
Student Wellness Centre: Karen Ostrander, RN ext.
Lead Physician: Corinne Dixon MD, CCFP, FCPP, ext. 3146
Mental Health/Student Support Coordinator: Adrienne Luft ext. 2196
Health Educator: Marilyn Nieboer, RN ext. 2864
Office Location and main ext: Upper Floor, Student Services Building ext. 3146
Office Hours: September – April (while classes in session): Monday – Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. May – August: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Closed between 12 noon and 1 p.m., and two selected evenings per week till 7:15 p.m
Laurier's new Student Wellness Centre is a multidisciplinary centre, serving students physical, emotional and mental health needs using a circle of care model. Professional services include family physicians, registered nurses, social workers (counselors, student support coordinator), a mental health nurse, registered dietitian, massage therapists, and a chiropractor.
Services provided include variety of health care services including physical exams, acute and chronic illness and follow-up, sexual health care and dispensing (including emergency contraception), immunizations, and specialist referrals. Mental health services include assessment, diagnosis and treatment, including short-term, goal-directed counselling and crisis intervention and crisis management. We also facilitate community referrals for students requiring specialized or long-term treatment.
Booked appointments are recommended, but there are limited walk-in appointments available daily for urgent concerns. All visits are confidential
Visits are covered through your provincial health plan or UHIP insurance. Please bring this card to every visit. 24 hour notice is required for cancellation, or a fee will apply.
Student Health and Development Centre:
The Student Health and Development Centre is a wellness, resource centre with the mission of providing services primarily outside the classroom setting that will aid in the development, health and overall personal and academic success of both undergraduate and graduate students.
Programs include student volunteer placements on the Health Education team, The Mental Health Education Group, and Leave The Pack Behind – a smoking cessation program. For more information about programming and volunteer positions visit our website at http://waterloo.mylaurier.ca/development/info/home.htm