Student Health

Students are required to book an appointment prior to entering the Health Office and a face mask worn at all times, to ensure the safety of other patients and our staff. To book, please call 902 457 6354 and press option #1. Thank you.

Health Insurance

International Students can be covered by insurance. This is a great website to learn more about coverage and how to make a claim.

The MSVU Students’ Union also operates a health and dental plan available to domestic students attending MSVU. For further information you can follow the membership plan.


Our physicians will be your family doctor while you are away from home and will continue to provide services for, but not limited to:

  • Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of health concerns (non-emergency)
  • Women’s Health, Reproductive Health: pap tests, birth control, pregnancy tests
  • Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Medication refills (some restrictions may apply)
  • Sexual Health: Confidential testing for all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and HIV
  • Allergy Injections and travel vaccinations, immunizations for course requirements (fee applies)
  • Flu shots (seasonally)
  • Tuberculosis testing (TB)
  • IUD insertion and removal
  • PAP tests
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Birth control education

We are also hoping to have Coastal Sports and Wellness back in who can provide physiotherapy, massage, and acupuncture services. You can contact them for appointments at

Sexual Assault Services

The Manager of Health Services is available for help concerning an immediate sexual assault by calling 902-457-6354. You can also call the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) line at 902-425-0122. Please call as soon as possible. Our Sexual Assault Policy and Resources page also offer several resources to help receive the support you may need.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • If you feel as if your situation is non-urgent but would still like to see a doctor, call our office and 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 our office or come to the clinic, if there is an opportunity to be seen by a Doctor an appointment will be made or you may be advised to visit an off campus walk in clinic or an emergency room.
    • Examples of urgent appointments include;
      • An infection that needs immediate care (such as a urinary tract infection)
      • Being too sick to make a future appointment
      • Review for the morning after medication
      • Recent injury’s (such as cuts, sprains, or falls)
  • If you have a minor injury and just need medical supplies to cover it, call the Health Office where you can ask to book in with a Doctor or Nurse to be assessed.
  • In an emergency situation, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department (Located at the Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street, 902-473-2043) or Poison Control 902-470-8161. If your situation is not an emergency but the Health Office is closed you can call 811 to speak with a nurse.
  • For prescription refills, please make an appointment 1-2 weeks prior to your medication running out so you can be appropriately assessed and given a new prescription.
  • If you are needing to see a specialist, please call and make an appointment right away. Wait times for some specialists are long and all require a referral from your doctor.
  • 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 (there is no fee for a sick note if you are an MSVU student).