Health & Wellness

UBC health and wellness

Stay healthy while living in residence.

Health and Wellness provides all students with counselling, nursing and medical support. The clinic nurse will be able to help you with your wellness needs and can offer a range of resources and services, including consultation and home visits. UBC counsellors provide individual and group counselling to students experiencing a wide range of difficulties. The physician is located at University Centre and can help manage your medical needs. Most wellness activities and consultations are free, however, valid health insurance is required to visit the campus physician.

Health and Wellness services are located at Kalamalka Residence and University Centre, third floor.

Flu kits & flu shots

Getting sick is part of life. When the flu strikes, you may not have the time or energy to pick up fever-reducing items from the store. It’s wise to keep a flu kit ready in your room. Things to include:

  • Digital thermometer
  • Tissues
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Cough syrup and cough drops
  • Packages of soup
  • Gingerale and/or juice

One of the best ways to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. Also consider updating other common vaccines before moving into residence, especially the vaccine for meningococcal menin­gitis. Check B.C.’s immunization website for information about which vaccines are advised and for whom.

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