Students have acces to the following providers at Student Wellness Centre:
- Family physicians
- Nurse practitioners
- Registered nurses
- Community mental health nurses
- Psychiatrists
- Social workers and Counsellors
- Psychologists
- Obs-Gyne resident
- Dietitian
- Physiotherapists
- Chiropractor
- Massage therapist
- Peer health education

*Associated fees for physio, massage, and chiropractic.

Booking an Appointment

The best way to book an appointment is by phone.

Please call 306-966-5768 and ensure you have your health card, student number, and availability ready. Some services may provide virtual care for clients who do not require a face-to-face assessment. 

If you have an emergency or an urgent concern please phone the Healthline (811), Mobile Crisis Saskatoon (306-933-6200) or Emergency Services (911). 

Disclosure for virtual appointments:

Student Wellness Centre offers a combination of virtual care and in person visits.  We may be using video and audio technologies for virtual appointments. Some of these technologies are provided by the province or territory. Others have been provided by vendors like Google or Apple to help make discussions with your care provider as easy as possible during these difficult times. Some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, but in some cases your doctor may ask you to come in person for a physical examination.

We do our best to make sure that any information you give to us during virtual care visits is private and secure, but no video or audio tools are ever completely secure. There is an increased security risk that your health information may be intercepted or disclosed to third parties when using video or audio communications tools.

To help us keep your information safe and secure, you can do the following:

  • Understand that emails, calls or texts you receive are not secure in the same way as a private appointment in an exam room.
  • Use a private computer/device (i.e., not an employer’s or third party’s computer/device), secure accounts and a secure Internet connection. For example, using a personal and encrypted email account is more secure than using an unencrypted email account, and your access to the Internet on your home network will generally be more secure than an open guest Wi-Fi connection.

You should also understand that electronic communication is not a substitute for in-person communication or clinical examinations, where appropriate, or for attending the emergency department when needed (including for any urgent care that may be required).

By providing your information, you agree to let us collect, use or disclose your personal health information through video or audio communications (while following applicable privacy laws) in order to provide you with care.

In particular, the following means of electronic communication may be used:

  • Email
  • Video-conferencing (Pexip, WebEx, Zoom, etc.)
  • Text messaging (including instant messaging)

Urgent assistance

Immediate threat or danger; life threatening or severe psychological difficulties

  • Saskatoon Police Service 911 or 9-911 (on campus)
  • Royal University Hospital 103 Hospital Drive
  • Campus Protective Services (306) 966-5555

Urgent after hours assistance

  • Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services (306) 933-6200 (24 hour)
  • Campus Protective Services (306) 966-5555
  • Royal University Hospital Emergency 103 Hospital Drive
  • Saskatoon Police Service 911 or 9-911 on campus
  • Saskatoon Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (306) 244-2224


Who can visit the centre?

Students with a Canadian (provincial/territorial) health card currently registered in classes at the University of Saskatchewan. Dependants of students can access most services at the Wellness Centre, with the exception of psychiatry, one-on-one counselling and group therapy. However, students and their partners can access couples counselling. If you have a family physician in the community we strongly encourage you to continue seeing them for your health care.

Everyone may access physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care.

International students

Learn how to access health care in Canada and how to apply for your Saskatchewan health card.

Nursing Services & Immunization for Health Sciences

For more information about nursing services and the immunization program for Health Science Students please visit the following page:

Nursing Services

Nurse Practitioner Services

Nurse Practitioners are health-care professionals with additional post-graduate education and clinical practice experience. NPs are able to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatment (including medication) and perform procedures within their legislated scope of practice.  They collaborate with clients to incorporate their clients’ values, beliefs and preferences in making decisions about the plan of care.  Health promotion and disease prevention, illness management, and supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care are part of the Nurse Practitioner role. Nurse Practitioners work in collaboration with all members of the Health Care Team and can refer to medical specialty services, physiotherapist, massage therapy and other health services providers.

At Student Wellness, the Nurse Practitioner manages common illnesses specific to our student population.  Some examples of medical problems that you can see the Nurse Practitioner for are: coughs, colds and flus, asthma, urinary tract infections, sexual health including contraception and pelvic exams, skin conditions, minor injuries, and mental health diagnosis and treatment.  

There is a Nurse Practitioner at the Student Wellness Centre five days a week. We look forward to helping you with your health care needs.

Physician Services

There is a physician available 5 days a week at the Student Wellness Centre. They provide acute and chronic medical care to university students and their dependents. Physicans work within a collaborative team to deliver health care. If you do not have a family physician or are from out of province you are welcome to access care here. If you have a family physician in the community we strongly encourage you to continue with them as your primary provider.

Some of the services offered by our Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners include, but are not limited to:

  • General Medical Care
  • Comprehensive Mental Health Care
  • Prenatal Care (up to 26 weeks) and postnatal care
  • Well baby visits
  • Assessing need for Access and Equity Services (AES)
  • Preventative health care
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Sexual Health Care (includes PrEP)
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Minor office procedures (mole removal, sutures, toe nail resections)

Chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy services

These services are not free but fees are partially covered by USSU/GSA student health and dental plans and most personal health plans.

Student Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Community


1st visit $65, follow-up $45

1st visit $80, follow-up $55
Physiotherapist 1st visit $60, follow-up $45 1st visit $100, follow-up $55
Massage Therapist*

30min:$40, 45m:$50, 60m:$60

30 min:$45, 45m:$60, 60m:$75

*Referral is required for massage for coverage under the StudentCare plan.


  • Please bring your provincial health card to your appointment.
  • Provide at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend your appointment. You may be charged for missed appointments.


Mental health and counselling

Self-care, social support, online mental health resources and mindfulness meditation are effective tools to help students cope with the demands of university.

Professional assistance is advised when mental health difficulties:

  • are intense
  • persist
  • significantly compromise academic and day-to-day functioning

Common reasons students seek counselling:

  • problematic anxiety
  • depression
  • thoughts of suicide
  • trauma
  • grief
  • eating and body image concerns
  • relationship difficulties
  • abuse
  • sexual assault
  • questions about sexual orientation or gender identity

Self-help materials

Mental health image
Mental health

Find self-help information about:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Self image
Physical health image
Physical health

Find self-help information about:

  • Sleep
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health and STIs, contraception and pregnancy
  • Nutrition and fitness
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Pregnancy and early childhood

Find self-help information about:

  • Prenatal education
  • Resources for babies and young children
  • Nutrition tips

Student volunteer opportunity

Peer Health is primarily run by students dedicated to promoting health to USask students on all of its campuses. Peer Health volunteers and student leaders are passionate about the health issues that impact student well-being. Peer Health is an initiative for the Student Wellness Centre. Peer Health works within the Be Well framework in the following outreach health teams:

  • Drop-in Peer Support
  • Harm Reduction: Alcohol Moderation and Substance Use
  • Healthy and Safe Relationships
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Indigenous Student Health and Wellness
  • Invisible Disabilities
  • Mental Wellness
  • Parents on Campus
  • Prince Albert Campus Community
  • Cultural Connections

Services for faculty and staff

Services for staff and faculty

Staff and faculty
Chiropractor 1st visit $80, follow-up $55
Physiotherapist 1st visit $100, follow-up $55
Massage Therapist* 30 min:$45, 45m:$60, 60m:$75

Concerned about a student

Contact the Student Affairs and Outreach team at (306) 966-5757. They can provide guidance, assistance and support if you are concerned about a USask student.

Upcoming student events

Our staff

Jocelyn Orb
Director, Student Wellness Centre

Dr. Kit Mark

Dr. John Matic

Dr. Ayla Mueen

Dr. Jasmin Switzer
Physician (on leave)

Dr. Audrey Van Zanten
Senior Physician

Pam Komonoski
Clinical Lead - Nursing and Immunization Program

Anne Arguin
Registered Nurse

Alice Geib
Medical Office Assistant

Brett Neault
Registered Nurse

Devan Moxley Teigrob
Mental Health Nurse

Terri Peterson
Clinical Lead - Therapy Team, Therapist, Registered Social Worker

Dr. Susan Hurst
Therapist, Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Seapieces Marsland
Therapist, Registered Social Worker, Indigenous Counsellor

Lila McCormick
Therapist, Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Florence Mudzongo
Therapist, Registered Social Worker

Kyle Schwartz
Therapist, Registered Social Worker

Shannon Weber
Therapist, Registered Psychologist

Megan Wood
Therapist, Registered Psychologist

Ken MacLeod
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Rohit Sachdeva

Nick McEachern
Massage Therapist

Amy Pickering
Registered Dietitian

Rita Hanoski
Health Education Coordinator

Dr. Kendra Chernoff

Dr. Roger Bristol

Corinne Truscott

Mimma Messina
Clerical Assistant

Mayana Ogena
Clerical Assistant

Tobey Corcoran
Registered Nurse

Jill Cowden
Registered Nurse

Alana Holt
Consultant Psychiatrist

Haley LaPointe

Jusinda Rosenkerr
Indigenous Wellness Counsellor

Kayly Yablonski

Stephanie Volk
Clerical Assistant

Trista Robinson