Mental Health Care at Student Health
Student Health is committed to providing the best care possible to Queen's students, including mental health care.
Learn more about mental health care and see what mental health services are available in the community
Did you know that you can see a physician for more than just physical ailments?
Family doctors can often help with mental health issues through general practice psychotherapy. General practice psychotherapy is the creation by a physician of a professional relationship with a patient, for the purpose of communication and collaboration to address potential or actual health-impacting problems. The relationship can foster and nurture the positive attitude and emotional strength necessary to take actions to prevent illness or to accelerate healing. The goal is the minimization of discomfort and despair.
Every clinician at Queen's Student Health has several appointments set aside daily specifically to follow students who require such psychotherapy. These appointments are longer than typical doctors appointments, ranging anywhere from 20 - 50 minutes. The physicians at Health Services work in conjunction with Counselling Services, Psychiatry Services our Mental Health Nurse and Health Promotion to provide optimal shared care for students in need.
Students can book appointments with, and be followed by, physicians at Queen's Student Health for things such as, but not limited to:
- Medication Prescribing and Management
- Disordered Eating
Mental Health Nurse
Student Health is fortunate to have a full time Mental Health Nurse on staff who works out of an office on the first floor of the LaSalle Building.
The Mental Health Nurse sees students who need ongoing sessions and who do not have finances or insurance to pay for Mental Health therapists in the community. A referral is required by a physician at Student Health to have an appointment with our Mental Health Nurse.
The Mental Health Nurse also collaborates with Counselling Services to run student-focussed workshops throughout the academic year.