Welcome to Campus Wellness
Campus Wellness is here to help all students at the University of Waterloo. Our professionals provide primary medical care and mental health services using an inclusive, connected, and collaborative approach.
You can find the Health Services building across from the Student Life Centre (SLC) or by calling 519-888-4096. You can find Counselling Services at Needles Hall North, 2nd floor or by calling 519-888-4567 ext. 32655. See our Hours page for more information about specific service hours.
Our offices are a place where human rights are respected and where LGBTQ+ people, and their friends and allies, are welcome and supported.
- Oct. 16, 2019
Pfizer Canada is advising individuals "of very rare occurrences of EpiPen® (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr® (0.15 mg) auto-injector devices not easily sliding out of their plastic carrier tube." If you have one of these devices we encourage you to follow up with the dispensing pharmacy.
According to the announcement: "delayed or no treatment could lead to worsened patient condition, including possible fatal outcome. Consumers need to check their device now to confirm that it can be removed from the carrier tube with ease."
- Oct. 14, 2019
Campus Wellness locations (including Health Services and Counselling Services) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday (October 14). Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
If you experience a medical emergency or mental health crisis during the holiday, please refer to the following emergency services and contacts:
General emergency contacts
- UW Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
- or 9-1-1
- Oct. 9, 2019
Health Canada has announced that at its request, the distribution of ranitidine drugs, which are used to treat heartburn – by prescription and over the counter – be stopped while Health Canada assesses a potential health risk. Students who use this drug are advised to consult with a pharmacist. For more information, visit Health Canada’s website.
- Oct. 21, 2019
The change of seasons often also brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason, it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak.
- Oct. 21, 2019
Do you cycle into low mood and depression?
This skills-based group offers evidence-based therapy that helps sustain recovery from depression and decrease risk of relapse.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an empirically validated group treatment program that is specifically designed to help individuals who have recovered from depression, to avoid future relapse.
The primary prevention skills are mindfulness-based practices and the focus of therapy is in prevention of relapses.
- Oct. 21, 2019
What is Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical-behavioural therapy combines cognitive-behavioural to help you learn to (1) cope with intense, distressing emotions; and (2) develop healthy ways to manage distress when feeling overwhelmed. Each session will present a selection of skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You are expected to practice these skills between sessions and apply to your own life experiences. You might benefit from this group if you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions; having difficulty managing emotions; use problematic coping strategies (e.g. self-harm, substance use); have chaotic interpersonal relationships; feel chronically empty or unsure about yourself; or feel that life is constantly overwhelming.
- Sep. 4, 2019
Marina Angel, a 3rd year co-op student, shares her story with loneliness on co-op and how she combated isolation. Loneliness is a common feeling for university students, and can affect your mental wellness and ability to cope in new environments. Learn more about Co-op Connection and how you can stay connected to campus.
- Aug. 28, 2019
Tips from Campus Wellness for leading a better-balanced lifestyle
- Aug. 14, 2019
One of the many services offered at UW’s Health Services is the Family Health Clinic. This clinic was created to support family members of registered University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctorates. This clinic provides family members (parents, spouses, children) their primary health care (prenatal, well child, chronic illness management, urgent illness) so they are not left having to seek routine care provision through emergency rooms and walk-in clinics.