Student Health Clinic



Health & Wellness Centre response to COVID-19

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, drop in face-to-face reception enquiries will not be available. The Health & Wellness staff and Nurse Practitioners will continue to support student enquiries by phone: 250-740-6620. Please leave a message including your name, phone number and student number so your call can be returned.

Clinic Hours At this time, clinic hours are limited as our Nurse Practitioners are also aiding the BCCDC.  For current patients and students still in residence who do not have access to a medical professional, please call the clinic at 250-740-6620 and leave a clear voice mail message with your name, student number and phone number.  Your call will be returned and a phone call appointment with the Nurse Practitioner can be made.  Once the appointment is made, you will receive an email reminder a day or two in advance with instructions.  Please also check your junk email for your reminder email message.  

Reminder, students must phone the clinic first and a telephone or virtual appointment will be arranged for you.

Please practice safe social distancing and proper hand washing techniques. If you are feeling unwell, stay home and self quarantine. You can refer to the message concerning COVID-19 on the VIU homepage for more information.   


July 20 - August 4, 2020

The VIU Medical Clinic will be closed from July 20 to August 4, 2020, inclusive, and will re-open on Tuesday, August 5, 2020.  If you are a current patient, please check your medications to confirm that you have enough to carry you over.  If not, please make an appointment prior to July 17, 2020 to ask your NP for refills.  If you need to see a doctor during the holiday closure, please utilize one of the walk-in clinics listed below or if you are in severe pain or discomfort the Emergency department at NRGH.

More information on NRGH Emergency and some Nanaimo clinics can be found here.

Book an Appointment at VIU Health & Wellness Centre

Phone: 250-740-6620


Building 200

Please note, if we cannot accommodate you, we will refer you to alternative care.

When the Student Health Clinic is Closed

Students may wish to visit one of the local walk-in clinics such as:

Immediate First Aid or Security

While at VIU, should you require immediate First Aid or Security,

Locate the nearest Blue Assistance Phone and contact the Security/First Aid Responders


Call 250-740-6600 or local 6600 from a VIU phone.

To activate an Assistance Phone, simply push the button labelled HELP on the front panel of the phone. The phone will dial, and an operator will assist you shortly.

Students can also access medical assistance with some websites and phone apps.

Additional Health & Wellness Resources and after hours supports and counselling can be found here and a comprehensive database of Vancouver Island community resources can be found here

About the Student Health Clinic

The VIU Student Health Clinic is open to provide medical health care to students enrolled at Vancouver Island University.

The VIU Student Health Clinic is staffed by Nurse Practitioners (NP) Diane Middagh and Bryan Schultz, and supported by Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Lynne Nomura.

Nurse Practitioners provide accessible, efficient, and effective health care that meets the highest standards of practice.

In British Columbia a Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree and advanced knowledge and skills who provides high quality health care. NPs are able to diagnose, consult, order and interpret tests, prescribe, and treat health conditions. They work independently and collaboratively and will provide VIU students with Primary Health Care using a team-based approach.

The Student Health Clinic aims to provide health care, education and preventive medicine, and involve its students in responsible health and wellness.

Information on the role of the Nurse Practitioner.

Services in the Student Health Clinic

Student Health Clinic

Please note we are not a walk in clinic. 

The VIU Student Health Clinic is a Primary Health Care Clinic run by Nurse Practitioners who provide comprehensive clinical care including the diagnosis and management of disease/illness, prescribing medications, ordering/interpreting laboratory/diagnostic tests, and initiating referrals to specialists.

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