Health and well-being

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It’s easy to get caught in the whirlwind of assignments, exams and societal pressures, often leaving little time to focus on what matters most: our personal well-being. 

Our physical health, mental wellbeing, emotional balance and spiritual safety are crucial for tackling life’s challenges with confidence, staying resilient in the face of stress and building connections. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. 

Mental Health

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On-campus supports

Find identity-based support for a healthy and balanced life at UWaterloo.

Call 519-888-4096 to book an appointment with Campus Wellness. Services are available at no charge to registered University of Waterloo students in classes or on co-op terms.

Our intake process will help inform which of these services is right for you. Here’s what you can expect:

If you have specific needs, or would like to request a counsellor with lived experience or identity, specialized counsellors are available for those that identify as Black, Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIA+.

Self-guided resources

Self-care activities are things you can do to help yourself achieve better life balance.

Find topics like:

  • Overcoming imposter syndrome 
  • Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder 
  • Practicing resilience
  • How to help a friend
  • A guide to mindfulness apps

Physical and Medical Health

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On-campus supports

Make your physical health a priority.

Call 519-888-4096 to book an appointment with Campus Wellness.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Student Medical Clinic:  Pleasebook an appointment so that we know you are coming and can provide the best possible care for services like: 
    • Verification of Illness (VIF) services  
    • Sexual health services 
    • Allergy injections and immunizations 
    • Gender affirming care 
    • Nutrition services + more 
  • Family Health Clinic: Provides primary health care to families of our international students.  
  • Travel clinic: Physicians and nurses who offer complete pre-travel consultations to ensure a safe trip and problem-free return. 

Self-guided resources

Get quick access to frequently asked health topics.

You don’t need to face health challenges alone. Peer groups are a great way to connect with other students interested in supporting a healthy lifestyle. 

Sexual violence prevention and response

We're here to listen.

If you have been impacted by sexual violence, support is available. Advocates will connect you to services and resources, and empower you to understand your options to take the next steps.

If you have an urgent non-crisis need, we will do our best to meet with you as soon as possible. Please connect with us at

Equity and anti-racism support

UWaterloo is here to listen, advocate and support

If you have experienced antisemitism, Islamophobia or other elements of hate, email, an expedited way for you to report instances of hate or reprisal.

If you have experienced harm, or are looking for supports related to your identities the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism is here to help.

You can also continue to report them to the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism by submitting to the form below.

Health coverage


To help UWaterloo undergrad students pay for the health services they need, WUSA has partnered with Studentcare to provide extended health and dental coverage. The Plan is designed specifically for students to cover many services not covered by OHIP and other basic health-care programs.


From access to a range of health professionals to coverage of prescription drugs, vaccinations, diagnostic services and medical equipment, the GSA student supplementary Health Plan is designed to provide graduate students important health services, in addition to the basic provincial healthcare plan. 

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