Welcome to the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre!
Notice on Meningitis B
Post-secondary students living on-campus for the first time are at increased risk of a meningococcal infection. It is important to check if you have been vaccinated against all types of meningococcal disease including B, and if not, consider getting vaccinated. The Meningococcal B vaccine (Bexsero) is available at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre. Please call (709) 864-8500 to book your vaccine appointment today! For more information on symptoms and the vaccine, please click MenB Vaccine information for students.
Important Note: The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is a scent-free facility. Please do not use scented products before and during your visit to the facilities. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave the Centre as some employees are highly allergic.
Quick Fix Walk In Clinics
Monday afternoons at 1:00pm, registration begins at 12:30pm
Tuesday mornings at 9:00am, registration begins at 8:45am
Thursday mornings at 9:00am, registration begins at 8:45am
Friday mornings at 9:00am, registration begins at 8:45am
Please keep in mind, due to staffing issues,vacations and availibility the quick fix clinic may be cancelled or changed with little notice.
The Quick fix walk-in clinic is designed for simple health issues that need to be addressed by a doctor but can be taken care of quickly in one visit. Examples include: lumps, bumps, rashes, coughs, colds, urinary tract infections, STI screenings, emergency contraception, sore throats, strains or sprains, warts, prescription refills of the same medication and the same dose, physio and massage referrals, blood work requisitions. The reason for your visit will be required when registering.
Regular scheduled appointments should be booked for things like motor vehicle accidents, chronic conditions, complete medicals, mental health issues, completion of forms and other problems that require a longer discussion with your doctor.
Priority registration will be given to students presenting in-person, however students may call at the registration time to reserve a walk in spot if space allows.
The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) at Memorial University provides counselling, and health and wellness support for students, including primary health care, counselling, health promotion, disease prevention and wellness education.
The centre offers services to students in person, via telephone and virtually. Calls from your clinician will usually appear on your device as a "blocked call" or "unknown caller". Failure to answer the call will result in a missed physician appointment charge.
For further updates regarding COVID-19 visit the Memorial University COVID-19 Information Hub.
Please note that the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is not equipped to deal with major emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, broken limbs, active suicidal thoughts or other life-threatening injuries.
Should an emergency arise while on campus, call 911. For off-campus emergencies, you can also dial 911 or, if able, proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Students with urgent mental health concerns should avail of the following community-based services:
- 24-hour mental health crisis line: If you are experiencing a mental health and/or addictions crisis and require support or health information, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse trained in crisis intervention
- Mobile Crisis Response Team: Call 811
- 24-hour Walk-in Psychiatric Assessment Unit at the Waterford Hospital Site on Waterford Bridge Road: (709) 777-3021 or (709) 777-3022
- Health Sciences Emergency Department on Columbus Drive in St. John’s: (709) 777-6335