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Nursing Appointments

Nurse with patient
Photo by Greg Black

All nursing appointments must be booked in advance

Some of the things a student might see the nurse for are:           

  • Allergy injections
    Each new school year students will need to have an appointment with a family physicians before proceeding with their regular allergy injections. After the initial visit with the physician, the student can then book allergy shots for the academic year directly with the nurse. Students who have never had allergy injections before will need to book an appointment with a family physician before seeing a nurse.
    ****Please note: if you are booking an appointment for allergy shots, you must be prepared to remain in the waiting room for thirty minutes after your shot. You will then need to check in with the nurse to have your arm checked for any reactions.

    QUEEN'S STUDENT HEALTH STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT ALL STUDENTS RECEIVING ALLERGY SHOTS CARRY AN EPIPEN WITH THEM ON THE DAY OF THEIR INJECTION.
    EVEN THOUGH PATIENTS ARE MONITORED BY NURSES FOR 30 MINUTES POST INJECTION, REACTIONS CAN HAPPEN AFTER THAT TIME.

     

  • Gardasil
    Students must book an appointment with a family physician before receiving Gardasil.
     
  • Immunization
    Students can book appointments directly with a nurse for:
    - Td Tetanus
    - Tdp Tetanus pertussis
    - Hep B booster
     
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing
    There is no charge for students requiring TB Testing or forms for Queen’s University mandated professional programs such as medicine, nursing, etc.
    Fees for non-mandated TB tests such as for volunteering or for third party requests remain at $30.00 for each test which includes documentation and read
     
  • Bloodwork ordered by a physician
     
  • Completion of immunization forms required for academic programs, including antibody titres
     
  • Dressing changes following surgery or injury as directed by a physician

**There will be a charge for some of the services provided by our nursing staff. Please see Price List for Uninsured Services.


Test Results

Because of the high volume of students seen at Queen’s Student Health Service, we are unable to contact everyone with every test result. When test results arrive they are reviewed by the doctor who ordered the test; our nursing staff then contact patients if advised to do so by the ordering doctor. A plan for follow-up should have been discussed with you at your appointment as your test results are only one part of the management of your health concerns. Please make sure that you follow-up as directed by the clinic physician you have seen.

Tests take varying amounts of time to be reported, anywhere from two days to several weeks. Students are welcome to make an appointment to follow-up on the results of their diagnostic tests but students should not call the clinic for test results as they will not be given over the phone . There are important medico-legal reasons for not giving test results to those who call in asking for them. We appreciate your understanding of this policy.