Provided Medical Services

You can see a physician at Student Wellness Services for a booked or same-day appointment for the same things you would see your family doctor. Some examples are:

  • Illnesses or Injuries
  • Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Birth Control (including IUD insertion)
  • Transgender Care
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Medication Management
  • Acne Treatment
  • Wart Treatment
  • Mole Removal

Students often live and study in close contact with others which can increase the risk of infections and contagious illnesses which can significantly impact health, academics, and life at university.

  • Students who are participating in university activities in person, either on Queen's campus or other Queen's property must be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Find out how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
     
  • Prior to arrival, students are strongly encouraged to review your immunization history with your health care provider at home and bring a copy when you come to Queen’s.
     
  • Publicly funded immunizations that do not require a prescription from a physician include: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Influenza.
     
  • Meningitis & Hepatitis B are also publicly funded but do require a prescription from a physician.  For additional information, please review the Ontario Routine Immunization Schedule.
     
  • Other vaccines available that require a prescription from a physician include: HPV (Guardasil), Hepatitis A, Twinrix (combined Hepititis A & B), Varicella (chicken pox) and Pneumococcal.

All nursing appointments are booked in advance. There are fees for some of the services provided; please review our price list for uninsured services.

Completion of immunization forms required for academic programs, including antibody titres.

Injections, with a physician prescription including:

  • Vitamin B12
  • DepoProvera (birth control)
  • Hormone (testosterone)
  • Allergy

For allergy injections:

  • After an initial visit with a physician (needed each school year), students can book allergy injections with a nurse
  • Be prepared to remain in the waiting room for thirty minutes after your shot so you can be checked for an adverse reaction
  • We strongly recommend that all students receiving allergy injections carry an EpiPen with them on that day

Gardasil (HPV) after initial appointment with physician

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.
  • There is a fee for non-mandated TB tests, e.g. for volunteering or for third party requests. Please see price list for uninsured services

Bloodwork ordered by a physician

Quick Test Clinic for students who are looking to get tested for Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea but do not have any symptoms (e.g., discharge, pelvic or testicular pain or sores on your genitals).

Our psychiatrists provide a wide-range of services, including: assessments, evaluation, and medication consultation. To see a psychiatrist, you need a referral from a healthcare provider at Student Wellness Services. Our psychiatrists work in collaboration with our family physicians who also follow patients regularly for mental health issues. 

Our Triage Team will meet with students who are unsure if they need a mental or physical health assessment. They will work with you to determine your needs and can help with minor issues, answering inquires, and system navigation.

Our Occupational Therapists work with students who are experiencing challenges participating fully in academic and extracurricular activities due to injury, illness, disability, and/or extenuating circumstances.

Sessions focus on building skills and navigating environmental barriers to enable students to participate in their academics as well as other meaningful activities.

Students must be currently living in Ontario and appointments are by referral only from any professional staff member at Student Wellness Services (i.e., physician, nurse, counsellor, triage, QSAS advisor or Health Promotion).

An appointment may include the following, but not limited to:

  • Students living with anxiety finding it challenging to balance academics and other activities
  • Students with a mental health issue struggling with falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Students struggling to complete assignments while also maintaining personal care
  • Students returning from a medical leave or a leave of absence struggling to prioritize tasks and daily activities
  • Students recovering from a concussion who are struggling with fatigue and/or finding it difficult to use a computer for academics
  • Students with carpal tunnel syndrome struggling to take notes in class
  • Students with diabetes struggling to manage a medication schedule

If you are referred to a specialist, here are some important things you should know:

  • Average wait time for a specialist appointment in Kingston is 2–5 months, with some as long as 8–12 months
  • It can take several months just to receive your appointment date/time
  • Due to long wait times, you may be asked if you are willing to travel to get a quicker appointment
    • It is usually a good idea to be referred to a specialist in your hometown since you will need to travel back to that city for any follow-up appointments

Referral Steps

  • The physician will write a referral stating the specialty and the city where you wish to be seen
  • It is important that your address and phone number are correct in your electronic medical record, it is how the specialist's office will reach you. If you have a change of address or phone number after you have been referred, but before your appointment time has arrived, please contact our referral support team.
  • Appointment notices might be mailed, or you may receive a telephone call or email from the specialist’s office or Student Wellness Services

For inquiries about referrals

Students should not call for diagnostic test results as they will not be given over the phone in accordance with the university’s privacy policy. Tests take anywhere from two days to several weeks to be reported. Students are welcome to make an appointment to follow-up on their results.

  • When test results arrive, they are reviewed by the physician who ordered the test; nursing staff may contact patients only if advised to do so by the ordering physician
  • Due to the high volume of students seen, students will only be contacted with test results when necessary
  • A follow-up plan should be discussed during your appointment as test results are only one part of managing your care. Please book a follow-up appointment to discuss your test results if needed

 

If you have a severe allergy, please book a medical appointment with Student Wellness Services if you would like to be followed by one of our physicians.

If you currently receive allergy shots and would like to continue receiving these through Student Wellness Services, please book a medical appointment as soon as possible. A physician appointment will be needed prior to your initial allergy shot