Health and wellness services at UCalgary
Your health is important, and we’re here to make sure you get the care you need. Our on-campus clinic can provide you with medical care and education on a variety of health concerns.
Student flu shots: Starting Oct. 19, flu shots will be available through pharmacies or family physicians. For students on our main campus looking for a pharmacy nearby, some of the many options include Varsity Pharmacy in MacEwan Student Centre, Save-On-Foods in University District, and London Drugs in Brentwood Village Shopping Centre.
Out of province or international students: Pharmacies using publically funded vaccine will not provide flu shots to people who do not have AB Provincial Health care, as it is a fee for service for them and they cannot bill for out of province/country people. Some pharmacies have purchased their own vaccine and may charge a fee. Due to the gap in influenza vaccine provision for out of province/country students, Student Wellness Services will provide flu shots to students who are in this category by appointment only. If these students wish to get a flu shot they can call Student Wellness Services (403.210.9355) and book in with a nurse for a flu vaccine.
COVID-19 symptoms screening form: Download form
Please note that traditional walk-in clinic services are currently suspended.
The UCalgary community can access our walk-in clinic for urgent or unexpected illnesses or concerns. Call us at 403-210-9355 to speak to a triage nurse.
The walk-in clinic is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Walk-in services may close earlier depending on volume.
For chronic concerns, your family doctor can provide the best standard of ongoing care.
Is walk-in right for you?
Walk-in service is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. If you require an appointment please call 403-210-9355 and ask to speak to a nurse. Alternatively, urgent care centres are still available to the public.
Our walk-in clinic is for health concerns that need to be addressed urgently and cannot wait for an appointment.
To ensure that your time with the doctor is maximized and your wait times are kept at a minimum, please consider booking an appointment whenever possible.
Clients using walk-in clinic for non-acute issues may be asked to book an appointment and return later.
Please talk to our reception staff to find out more.
Booked appointments are for medical concerns that may require a longer appointment or do not need to be addressed urgently.
Booked appointments are available for University of Calgary students only.
See "Medical services for UCalgary students (and their dependents)" below for more information.
Please note that Alberta health care is required for virtual appointments. To register for Alberta health care, visit alberta.ca/ahcip-apply.aspx.
Have a concern that you’re unsure we can address? Have a look at the medical services we offer. If your concern isn’t listed, you can come in for a referral to a specialist.
Booked medical services are available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
After 4:30 Monday to Thursday, limited services are available, so call ahead to make sure the service you want is available.
Please note that these services are currently modified to phone consults, virtual appointments, or in-person if deemed necessary by our staff.
Our team of physicians and nurses can help you:
- Manage stable chronic diseases (like diabetes or asthma)
- Treat sprains and other injuries
- Address skin conditions including rashes, eczema or acne
- Treat cold and flu symptoms
- Pregnancy test or initial prenatal care
- Quit smoking
- Diagnose and treat mental health concerns
If none of these services are what you need, we can refer you to appropriate specialists.
Keeping regular appointments with a physician is the best way to stay on top of your overall health.
We provide annual physical exams, including pap tests.
Come in if you need an STI screening or information about contraception.
All of our services are completely confidential.
Our team provides a variety of medical procedures, including:
- Stitches for lacerations
- Checking moles and doing a biopsy if needed
- Treating warts
- Providing immunizations and allergy shots
Dr. Julie Hong provides Botox as a treatment for migraines, by referral from a family doctor.
Made an appointment? Here’s some useful information to get ready for your medical services appointment.
Before your appointment
To get ready for your first medical appointment, make a list of medications, vitamins or herbal supplements and known allergies.
Check that you have your emergency contact’s current contact information.
If your information or your emergency contact’s information changes, let us know right away.
To ensure we can respond to all requests for appointments and to avoid fees, please give one full business days’ notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. All missed appointments will now be subject to a no-show fee.
Health plans and insurance
Bring your provincial health care card with you or have it ready to provide to our receptionists when booking an appointment.
If you have Quebec Health Care, you’ll need to pay up front and submit your receipts to be reimbursed.
International students should make sure they have adequate medical insurance.
Fees will apply if services are not covered by Alberta Health Care.
Give us a call at 403-210-9355 if you’re unsure if the service you’re accessing is covered by your provincial health plan.