Winter can be a tricky time to make mental and physical wellness a priority. Flu season is in full gear, slip-and-falls on ice are all too common, and the short (and few sunny) days can affect your mental wellness. No matter what health issues you might find yourself facing, this is a friendly reminder that the MacEwan University Health Centre is available to you.
Open to all students, staff and faculty members, the health centre offers one-stop access to medical teams led by senior physicians, supported by primary care nurses, medical assistants and mental health professionals.
Here are four services available to you at the health centre:
1. On-site physical and mental health professionals
The health centre provides access to nurses and physicians to address physical and mental health matters, and is also part of the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network. One of its overarching goals is to give all patients access to the full gamut of care that comes with seeing a family physician, along with a broader team of dietitians, kinesiologists, mental health-care workers, pharmacists, social workers and other health service providers.
2. The Rainbow Clinic
The Rainbow Clinic supports the primary care needs of the university's LGBTQ2S+ community in a supportive, welcoming environment. This unique program was designed to help all patients feel comfortable to take control of their health and be their authentic selves, and to know that they’re going to be openly welcomed by every level of the healthcare team. Learn more.
3. STI Clinic
This registered nurse-run clinic provides routine screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and follow-up treatment when test results confirm an STI . (Patients who already have STI symptoms, however, are advised to make an appointment with a physician.)
4. PrEP program
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective strategy for reducing the risk of HIV acquisition in adults who are at high, ongoing risk of infection. The health centre’s nurse-supported program includes evaluation of eligibility, education, initiation and monitoring of PrEP.
If you’re feeling unwell or need any of the services above, please contact the health centre to book an appointment.
A safe and inclusive home for health care
MacEwan University Health Centre offers a welcoming environment for LGBTQ2S+ students, staff and faculty.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.