Make an Appointment
I need to be seen by a doctor today
If you feel your situation is non-urgent, but would still like to see a doctor, please call and book an appointment 902-457-6354. Ask if there are any same-day non-urgent appointments available (there are a limited number) or make an appointment for a later date.
If you feel your situation is urgent, call or come to the clinic, if there is an opportunity to be seen by the Doctor an appointment will be made, otherwise you may be advised to go to an off campus walk in clinic or the emergency room.
Examples of urgent appointments include:
* have an infection that needs immediate care (e.g. urinary tract infection)
* being too sick to make a future appointment
* need the Morning-After Pill
* recent injury’s (e.g. cut, sprain, fall)
If you have a minor injury and need medical supplies to cover it up, stop by or contact Health Services and asked to be assessed by the Nurse.
I need to see a doctor - it is an emergency
In an emergency situation…
* call 911, or go to the Emergency Department, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street, 902-473-2043
* Examples of when to go to the Emergency Department: severe and/or life threatening injuries, severe asthma attack, severe burns, unresponsive, diabetic emergencies
* Poison Control: 902-470-8161
I am an international student
As an international student, you make the same type of appointment that a Canadian student would make.
If you are unsure where to go for medical assistance, please call or visit the Health Services Office first. We can assess your need and redirect you to the Emergency Room, if necessary.
Please note that Emergency Room visits for International Students are extremely expensive and often include a very long wait time before being assessed. This will result in increased insurance premiums for you next year.
I need immediate medical advice and the clinic is closed
For after-hours medical advice in Nova Scotia, you can call 811 to speak with a nurse or visit your nearest walk in clinic.
I need to be seen by a doctor in the next few weeks
If you need to make an appointment to see a doctor in the next few weeks, for reasons including:
* a routine medical exam
* birth control counselling
* STI and pregnancy testing
* discuss mental health
Please call Health Services and ask to book an appointment.
NOTE: There are a limited number of same-day non-urgent appointments (Monday–Friday). Ask the receptionist if there are any available.
I need to see a specialist
In Nova Scotia, seeing a specialist requires a referral from your family doctor. The wait times to see some specialists can be long. Please call and book a non-urgent appointment to be assessed.
Note: If you have recently returned from abroad and have an illness, please bring this to the attention of the nurse or physician assessing you.
I am not feeling well
It is not uncommon to feel a little under the weather, especially when there are so many students around!
If you feel your situation is urgent, call or come to the clinic, and ask to see the Nurse if they are available or leave contact details for the Nurse to call you. The nurse will address your concerns and decide if you need to see a doctor that day or at a later appointment.
If you feel your situation is non-urgent, but would still like to see a Doctor, please call and book an appointment. Ask if there are any same-day non-urgent appointments available (there are a limited number) or make an appointment for a later date.
I have a minor injury that needs a bandage or gauze
If you have a minor injury and need medical supplies to cover it up, stop by the Health Services Office, if the nurse is available you will be assessed.
I need a prescription refill
Make an appointment 1-2 weeks prior to your medication running out so that you can be appropriately assessed and a new prescription given. Please call and ask for a non-urgent appointment. The Doctors are not able to complete a prescription without seeing the patient.
I need a sick note
There is no fee for a sick note if you are an MSVU student!
If you are in need of a sick note, call (902-457-6354) our office to make an appointment with a doctor. The only information you need to bring with you is a list of professors who require the sick note.