Student Health Clinic

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The VIU Medical Clinic is not a walk-in clinic.  Appointments must be scheduled by calling 250-740-6620; the appointment line is available Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm.  We are not open on weekends or holidays.

We are accepting new patients for current students without a local primary care provider (Local = from Comox Valley to Cowichan Valley). Please contact the clinic to enroll as a patient at VIU Health & Wellness Centre.

If you are in need of a doctor immediately, please attend a local walk-in clinic (some listed below) or in case of an emergency please call 911.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Health and Wellness Centre does not have access to COVID-19 vaccines at this time.

To register for a vaccine appointment please go to the BC Government website at gov.bc.ca/covid19.  Once registered, you can book an appointment which will include details of where you will go to receive your vaccination.

For more information on COVID-19 testing please call 1-844-901-8442 or go to the VIHA website link.  

More information on the vaccine

Health & Wellness Centre response to COVID-19

If you are experiencing COVID-like/Respiratory symptoms than please disclose this information at the time of booking and a virtual/phone appointment will be arranged. We encourage anyone experiencing these symptoms to please take a rapid COVID test no earlier than day 3 of symptoms. Rapid tests are available for free at most pharmacies, and can also be acquired from the front desk at the Health and Wellness Centre. 

Masks must be worn during medical appointments. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you at the time of check-in.

Reminder: students must phone the clinic first and an appointment (in person, by phone, or virtual) 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 for more information.   

Learn more about NRGH Emergency and Nanaimo health clinics

Our Clinic Location

Building 200, 3rd Floor - see Nanaimo Campus Map

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

Immediate First Aid or Security

While at VIU, should you require immediate First Aid or Security, call 250-740-6600 or local 6600 from a VIU phone.

When the Student Health Clinic is Closed

Students may wish to visit the local walk-in clinic or on-line mobile doctor such as:

See additional Health & Wellness Resources and after hours supports and counselling and a comprehensive database of Vancouver Island community resources on the VIU website under Counselling.

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 Student Health Clinic aims to provide health care, education and preventive medicine.

The Student Health Clinic is staffed by Nurse Practitioners Bryan Schultz and Erica Cambrey, and supported by Medical Office Assistants (MOAs) Donna-Rae Hawksworth & Mary Haney.

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.

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.