Health and Wellness Support for Students


On-Campus Health Services

  • ACCESS Team
    Providing ongoing assistance to U of A students throughout the process of attaining appropriate mental health supports through bridging service gaps and connecting students to timely and effective resources.
  • Counselling and Clinical Services
    Free, confidential services for a range of student mental health concerns.
  • Peer Support Centre
    Trained peer support, crisis management, information and resources, and a safe place to talk.
  • Sexual Assault Centre
    Free and confidential counselling and support for individuals affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, or stalking.
  • University Health Centre
    Whether you are feeling unwell or it's time for a regular check-up, the physicians and nurses at the University Health Centre are here to help.
  • University Health Centre Pharmacy
    On campus pharmacy dedicated to serving all students with a full selection of prescription and over-the-counter medications, health and wellness products, and a comprehensive range of services.

Off-Campus Resources

U of A Community Resources

  • ACCESS Support 
    Connects students to a variety of on-campus wellness services.
  • Community Social Work Team
     Helps students establish connections with each other and the campus community.
  • First Peoples' House 
    Providing an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners to achieve personal and academic growth.
  • Healthy Campus Unit 
    Health promotion, health education, and student health research for the U of A community, offering a variety of opportunities for student involvement in campus health.
  • Interfaith Chaplains Association
     Find spiritual guidance, care, and support, whether or not you identify with a particular faith.
  • International Student Services
     Supports international students as they navigate the challenges of adjusting to life in Canada.
  • The Landing 
    Student space for gender and sexual diversity offering peer mentorship, resources, and referrals for students working through issues around gender and sexual identify related stressors.
  • Health and Wellness Access for Students Living Outside of Alberta 
    If you reside outside of Alberta, there are Health and Wellness services available to you through the U of A. However, due to professional and legal restrictions, some of these services might look a bit different.

Additional Resources

The U of A takes its responsibilities seriously to reduce sexual violence by fostering a culture of consent and support through education, training, and policy.
Staff and faculty have access to the University Health Centre, the University Employee and Family Assistance Program, and a variety of supports from counselling to coaching to financial planning assistance. See the Faculty and Staff section for more details.

The Healthy University Strategic Plan (HUSP) is focused on fostering healthy working, learning and living environments for students, faculty and staff. Learn More

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