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Queen's University

Health and Well-being

Queen's Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS)

Emergency preparedness and seasonal flu

  • Queen's Emergency Preparedness
    University information about emergency planning, links to travel and health agencies, and seasonal updates about flu shot clinics on campus. 
  • KFL&A Public Health
    Provides regularly-updated information about the flu and public health issues.

Queen's support/community spaces

  • The Ban Righ Centre
    Supports mature female students by providing a welcoming meeting place and resources. Services include bursaries, academic support, social events (homemade soup!), and training. It also provides study, conversation, and child-friendly space, in addition to a kitchen.
  • Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
    The Centre supports Aboriginal students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. Cultural activities include women's and men's circles, film reviews, and a weekly feast.
  • The Human Rights Office
    Administers the University's Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure and provides resources and educational programming.
  • The International Centre (QUIC)
    A resource for all members of the Queen's community, promoting an internationally-informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment. Services include an international housing office; international student advising and cross-cultural counselling; training programs for international students, domestic students, educators, and university staff; and a lounge space.
  • The Office of the Chaplain
    A confidante and advisor to students, staff and faculty. A peaceful and safe space for discussing problems, with the assurance of a personal and confidential relationship.
  • The Positive Space Program
    Support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer individuals on campus. Encourages the development of positive spaces within the Queen's community in which sexual and gender identity is affirmed.  Participate in one of its programs, or get involved in one of its co-sponsors: the Queen's Human Rights Office, the Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP), and the Ontario Public Interests Research Group (OPIRG).

Student-run organizations and support spaces

  • AMS Peer Support Centre  
    Support and guidance in non-academic areas of student life. Call (613)-533-6000 ext. 75111
  • SGPS Student Advisor Program
    Advice and support for issues affecting graduate and professional students, and referrals for issues that fall outside their jurisdiction.
  • Sexual Health Resource Centre
    A non-judgmental, confidential, non-heterosexist, feminist, pro-choice positive space offering information and referral services on issues of sex, sexuality and sexual health, as well as a lending library on sex and sexuality.  Non-prescription safer-sex products and sex toys are available at cost.  Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 32959, or find the SHRC on Facebook.

The AMS and SGPS manage a great many resources, clubs, committees, and publications surrounding safety, accessibility, health and wellness, and social issues.  Stop in at either office in the John Deutsch University Centre or visit their websites to learn more.

Student health and dental plans

Community resources

  • Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addiction Services Crisis Line
    Provides 24-hour support for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Phone: 613-544-4229 or 1-866-616-6005 (toll-free)
  • Health Care Options - Medical Services Directory
    An Ontario website for finding after-hours or urgent care clinics.
  • KFL&A Public Health
    Serving the community through health promotion and protection, with services and programs that cover food and nutrition, sexual health, smoking cessation, and many other public health areas.
    Sexual health clinic
    : confidential and free sexually-transmitted infection counselling, testing, treatment, contraception (prescriptions can be filled at a reduced cost for women under 25). Call 613-549-1232 (toll-free 1-800-267-7785). 
    Weekly travel clinic: advice and immunizations. Call 613-549-2335.
  • Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)
    A non-judgmental, confidential and anonymous crisis, distress, befriending and referral telephone line. Open daily from 7 pm - 3 am. Phone: 613-544-1771.
  • Volunteer & Information Kingston
    A list of agencies and volunteer opportunities in the Kingston community. Also an information and referral service. Phone the Community Helpline at 613-542-1001 or the general administration line at 613-542-8512.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000