Student Health Services is not a walk-in clinic but some same-day appointments are available each day.
Multi-disciplinary services are provided by family physicians, medical specialists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and dieticians.
Chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy services are provided on a fee for service bases and these fees are partially covered by USSU/GSA student health and dental plans.
- Urgent and non-urgent medical treatment
- Mental health assessment and counselling
- Sexual health care including contraception counselling and STI prevention, testing and treatment
- Birth control and pregnancy testing
- Nutrition counselling
- Exercise is Medicine referrals
Fees for the following services are partially covered through the student health plan (if you are covered by another health plan, contact your health plan provider for coverage information):
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic care
Please bring your provincial health card to your appointment.
Student Health Services expects at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend your apointment. You will be charged for all missed appointments.
After hours and Emergency Care
If you are unsure about whether or not to see a doctor, please call the Saskatchewan Health Line at 811 for advice.
If you need to see a doctor after hours, the Mediclinic, located at 3333 8th Street is able to provide urgent care for our Student Health Services patients on a walk in basis.
- Open until 10 p.m. on weekdays
- Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays
In an emergency and if you require immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1 or visit a hospital emergency room:
- Royal University Hospital (24 hour)
- St. Paul’s Hospital (24 hour)
- City Hospital (9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Guidelines
Student Health Services has adopted a standardized ADHD evaluation protocol:
For students who think they may have ADHD: If ADHD is suspected after an initial appointment, screening tests and further appointments are scheduled in order to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment. The protocol involves several 30-minute appointments and requires a few weeks to complete.
For students previously diagnosed with ADHD: If you have a local provider who has seen you for this before, we ask that you continue to see that provider for ADHD-related concerns or prescriptions. If you do not have a local provider, we will request records pertaining to the ADHD diagnosis. If the records are incomplete, we would proceed with our evaluation protocol described above to complete our requirements.
Stimulant Medication Policy:
At SHS, we will not prescribe stimulant medication until the ADHD evaluation is completed and the student has signed our patient agreement for psychostimulant therapy.
Student Health Services does not provide travel medicine consults or advice about what medicines or vaccines students should get for international travel. We recommend the Saskatoon Health Region International Travel Centre where trained professionals provide a comprehensive consult.
For short-term "resort vacation" travel, students can get their Hepatitis A and/or B vaccinations at Student Health Services (ideally at least a month before travel - earlier is better so it can be effective).
Medical Excuse Notes
Medical excuse notes are not provided by Student Health Services for missed academic requirements (including exams and labs) because of illness.
Colleges provide a procedure to be followed for missed academic requirements; use of the student-signed Declaration of Absence form (pdf) is recommended. Print off; fill out and hand in to requesting faculty.
A physician may provide a letter supporting accommodation or medical withdrawal for students who have been under the care of a physician for management of a long term illness.
Peer Health Mentors
Volunteer Peer Health Mentors (PHMs) are U of S students who want to make a difference in their university community and are passionate about the issues that impact student wellbeing.Peer Health Mentors
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- Be treated in a kind and respectful way.
- Receive care in a welcoming and safe environment free from abuse or discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or religion.
- Expect that all information about your health care will be kept private and confidential in accordance with the law.
- Receive relevant information and education concerning your condition, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in a way you can understand.
- Expect that your health care team will share important information with each other in order to ensure coordination of care.
- Participate in making decisions about your care.
- Make informed choices to consent or refuse care in accordance with the law and to be informed of the implications and health risks of such decisions.
- Know the names and roles of people involved in your care.
- View or receive a copy of your health record in accordance with the law and request correction if you feel the record is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Express your concerns and get answers to your questions.
- Be told of the fees not covered by Sask Health and that you will have to pay.
- Be courteous and respectful of other patients, visitors and members of the health care team.
- Respect the privacy and confidentiality of other patients.
- Recognize that the needs of other patients may sometimes be more urgent than your own.
- Give accurate information to your health care team to help them plan your care.
- Participate, to the best of your ability, in developing and following a mutually agreed upon plan of care.
- Accept responsibility for the decisions you make about your treatment.
- Recognize that your health team cannot follow requests that are considered to be medically, legally or ethically inappropriate.
- Contact the clinic at least 24 hours in advance if unable to keep an appointment.
- Arrive at your appointments on time.
- Understand and be responsible for all expenses not covered by Sask Health or private insurance.
Health Information for Students Arriving from West Africa
For most up to date information please go to Saskatchewan.ca homepage and type "Ebola" into the search bar.
Updated December 23, 2014
The risk of developing Ebola is low unless you:
- Have had direct contact with the blood or body fluids of someone with the disease.
- Have come in contact with an environment that is contaminated with blood or body fluids of someone with the disease (e.g. hospital room or home of an infected person).
You may also be at risk of acquiring Ebola if you have had direct handling of bats, rodents or primates (monkeys) in Ebola affected areas. If any of these risks apply to you please call Public Health at 306-655-4620 or the Saskatchewan Health Line at 811 and a registered nurse will assist you.
Please monitor yourself for the following signs and symptoms for up to 21 days after your arrival in Canada:
- Sudden onset of a fever of 38.5 degrees Celsius (*101.3 Fahrenheit) or greater
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Rash on chest, back and stomach
If you have any of these symptoms, immediately phone your family physician or our on-campus Student Health Services (306-966-5768). You can also call the Saskatchewan Health Line (811). Describe your symptoms over the phone and advise them of your recent return from West Africa before your appointment. This is important as it allows health care staff to arrange to see you safely without potentially exposing themselves or others to the virus.
Until the cause of your illness is known, please attempt to lessen the exposure of those around you to your blood, urine, vomit, saliva or fecal material until you are seen by a physician.
If you feel you require emergency care, please call Emergency Medical Services by dialing 911.