Health and Well-being
Queen's Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS)
- Support Services for Students in Distress (PDF, 137KB)
- Queen's Health Services
- Queen's students can book appointments, or visit the first-come, first-served Urgent Care Clinic.
- Queen's Counselling Services
- Confidential personal counselling to students.
- Queen's Disability Services Office
- Services for students with permanent disabilities. Includes accommodation services, access to the Library Service for Students with Disabilities, and referral to Learning Strategies Development resources and the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre.
- Be Well - Do Well
- Information about living a healthy lifestyle and improving your learning strategies.
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.
- Queen's University 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
- 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.
- Sexual Assault Centre Kingston - 24 hour crisis and support line: 613-544-6424
- 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:
- 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.