Medical clinic

Our goal is to provide high quality medical care in a timely manner. Students must possess a valid student card and have health insurance coverage. Services are covered by OHIP, other provincial health insurance plans, or UHIP. Inform the receptionist of any changes in your personal information. Appointments are intended for a single health concern, and are approximately 10 minutes in length. Multiple health concerns may require more than one appointment.

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or an Alternate Health Insurance Plan pays for most of your medical visits at the campus medical clinic, however, some medical procedures and most administrative services are not insured by these plans. These services are still provided by this office and can require significant time and resources to administer.

Payment for these uninsured services is the responsibility of either the patient or the agency requesting the service. To address this issue, you will be charged a fee for uninsured services.

Our policy is developed based on the recommendations and guidelines of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association.

About Our Medical Services

Our Campus Health and Wellness Centre provides essentially all of the services you would expect from a family doctor or medical clinic in a professional and confidential manner.  Walk-in services are currently closed due to Covid-19, however, we are able to meet your needs through booked appointments with our team of physicians, nurses and psychotherapists. Here’s a list of some services provided for students and employees.

Medical Care Clinic

NOTICE:  The Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC) remains open. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, appointments MUST be pre-booked by telephone at 905.721.3037. We are no longer able to accept walk-ins at this time. In addition, visitors are asked to text the CHWC Text Line (905.260.2242) upon arrival for their appointment and present a completed Durham College COVID-19 Pre-Entry Screening Questionnaire (see here: https://ssbp.mycampus.ca/apex/r/banner/covid19-prescreen168/login, or download the DC app for access); visitors will also be screened before entering the building. These are protective measures for everyone in response to COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding.

Please note that COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are NOT available at our clinic. You can book your COVID vaccine on campus through Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccine Registration (https://covidvaccine.lh.ca/ or call: 905.721.4828) - booked appointments are then access through the Campus Ice Centre located at 2200 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4. If you have been tested for a COVID-19 infection, you will not be able to attend our clinic in person until we receive your test results indicating that you have tested negative.

When visiting the CHWC, you must bring both:

  • Your valid provincial Health Card (if you are an international student, bring your Morcare insurance number)
  • Your valid student ID

Contact Information:

Campus Health and Wellness Centre
Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC) Building, Rm G1030
2000 Simcoe St. N.
Oshawa, ON, Canada L1G 0C5

Questions Call 905.721.3031

It’s more important than ever to reduce the spread of the flu.

The Campus Health and Wellness Centre has a limited supply of flu vaccine and is able to offer flu shots to students and employees who are approved to be on campus and to students who require it for their program placements. Flu shots are available by appointment only as we are unable to accept walk-ins at this time due to the pandemic.  To book an appointment, please call 905.721.3037.

In addition to getting your flu vaccine, you can help stop the spread of the flu, and protect yourself and your family, by following a few easy steps:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm, not your hand.
  • Maintain physical distancing by standing 2 meters (6 feet) apart.
  • Wear a mask in all circumstances where required.
  • If you are sick, STAY HOME.
  • Do not visit hospitalized patients or residents of retirement homes or long-term care homes if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • Abide by current regulations for maximum group sizes for indoor and outdoor gatherings.
  • Abide by current Public Health guidelines to limit your social interactions to just those within your household.

Learn more about the Flu Vaccine here: https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/influenza-flu.aspx.

Students

  • Blood tests are available on-site. We currently only draw blood that is ordered by our Campus Physicians. If the lab is ordered by a doctor outside of the Health Center, please take it to an outside laboratory.

Employees

  • Employees are asked to take blood work requisition forms from their family doctor to labs located across the city.

Closest lab:

Taunton Health Centre
1290 Keith Ross Dr, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4
905.723.8551

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

If you are concerned you might have an STI or would like to speak to a nurse or doctor about this, please contact the CHWC at 905.721.3037.

Durham Region Public Health Sexual Health Clinics also offers these services:https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/sexual-health.aspx

Birth Control including IUD Insertion

The CHWC provides information and prescriptions for birth control including NuvaRing, Ortho Evra Patch, birth control pills, and emergency contraception such as Plan B. Campus physician Dr. Alingary also offer’s IUD insertion and Reproductive Health Clinic once a month.

If you have questions about Birth Control, please call us at 905.721.3037.

Pap Tests

Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, regular testing with the Pap test, and appropriate and timely follow-up of abnormal results. There is no cost for Pap tests as they are covered by OHIP.

A Pap test looks for cells that have changed on the cervix. These may turn into cancer before you feel any symptoms. Cells are taken from the surface of the cervix and sent to a lab to be looked at under a microscope.

Getting regular Pap tests can catch early changes in cervical cells when they may be easier to treat and when treatment can prevent cervical cancer from developing.

Since the 1980s, the rate of women in Ontario getting or dying from cervical cancer has gone down because they are getting regular Pap tests.

You can book your Pap test with a doctor by calling 905.721.3037.

A Pap test is recommended every three years for:

  • Women 21 years old and older who are or have been sexually active
  • Transgender men who have a cervix, who are 21 years old and older, and who are or have been sexually active
  • Women 70 years old and older can stop having Pap tests if they have had three or more normal Pap test results in the past 10 years.
  • Women who have had a hysterectomy (an operation to remove all or part of the uterus) should talk to their doctor or nurse practitioner to see if they need to continue getting Pap tests.

You should still get a Pap test to check for cells that could lead to cervical cancer if you:

  • Feel healthy and have no symptoms
  • Are no longer sexually active
  • Have only had one sexual partner
  • Are in a same-sex relationship
  • Have been through menopause
  • Have no family history of cervical cancer
  • Have received the HPV vaccine

Learn more about Cervical Cancer testing and prevention here:https://www.ontario.ca/page/cervical-cancer-testing-and-prevention

Not sure if it’s time for a test, or not? Check out the testing tool available here:https://health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/cancer/screening/

Public Health Ontario. 2019. Cervical cancer testing and prevention: Learn how to protect yourself from cervical cancer by getting a regular Pap test and seeing if the HPV vaccine is right for you.[online] Available at: <https://www.ontario.ca/page/cervical-cancer-testing-and-prevention>  [Accessed 12 May 2021].

For all immunizations for placements, you can now call the CHWC to book an appointment with a nurse at 905.721.3037.

NOTE: If you’ve lost your immunization records please visit to access your immunization records from Public Health here: http://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/report-immunizations-online.aspx, or call the Durham Health Connection Line at 1.800.841.2729.

Please bring your immunization forms with you to your appointment; you can acquire these forms from your program web-site OR contact your placement advisor.

Forms

An Entry Immunization Form is required for some programs to protect both you and your clients from disease or illness. The immunization process may take several weeks to several months to complete, depending on your immunization history, so start the process early! Students whose forms are not complete may not be able to participate in the field placements.

School of Justice and Emergency Services Forms: https://durhamcollege.ca/academic-schools/school-of-justice-emergency-services/field-placement/students/forms

The Entry Immunization Form can also be found here: https://durhamcollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/DC-Entry-Immunization-Form.pdf

Learn more

Allergy injections are administered according to the instructions and injection schedule provided by your allergist. An initial appointment is required from our Campus Physicians to give an order for the nurse to give the Allergy injections.

The CHWC offers psychotherapy; to learn more about our psychotherapy support services, or to book a Mental Health Triage appointment, please contact the clinic at 905.721.3037.

The CHWC offers addictions support; to learn more about our addiction support services, or to book a Mental Health Triage appointment, please contact the clinic at 905.721.3037.

If you need to meet with a doctor, or nurse, please book an appointment by calling 907.721.3037.

Make your health and wellness a priority this year by booking an international student wellness check with the Campus Health and Wellness Centre. Our international health team will address any health concerns you might have. If you’re an international student, call 905.721.3037 to book your health check-up today!

The health check-up includes:

Medical Exam

  • Focused physical examination.
  • Medical history and immunization status review.
  • Screening for common issues (i.e. fatigue, headaches and low motivation).
  • Medication management.
  • Referrals to specialists as needed.

Health Education

Review of sexual health resources, adult immunizations, and counselling, smoking cessation programs, dietary education and resources for adapting to a new country.

Mental Health Education

Review of available mental health resources and supports for students including counselling services, mental health nurses, coaching, crisis support and psychiatry referrals.

Why should you book your appointment?

  • To catch a health or wellness concern before it affects your studies.
  • To make sure you are up-to-date on all immunizations
  • To receive health and wellness resources that will make your transition to post-secondary education easier.

Learn more here: https://durhamcollege.ca/info-for/international/new-and-current-students/student-support/check-yourself

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please see additional on-campus wellness services or contact us at 905.721.3037.

Please visit the Mental Health Services webpage.