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When you talk to a nurse or physician at the StFX Health Centre the information you tell them is confidential!
There are many services offered here at the health centre! Such services include:
To book an appointment phone 867-2263. If you have an Emergency Health Problem that needs to be addressed promptly you should go to St. Martha's Regional Hospital.
Welcome to the StFX Health Centre
St.FX Health Centre FAQs
Whether you are a new student or a returning student, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Health Centre. Below you will find information that will help you utilize your campus health centre.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am-4pm; closed 12:00 – 12:30pm for lunch
Nurses and Physicians on site to help you with your health care needs.
If you are a Canadian citizen, please have your provincial health card available.
International students, please have your health insurance information available.
Please phone 867-2263 to arrange an appointment with the nurse or physician.
We will accept walk-ins if there are available appointments.
If you plan to cancel a scheduled appointment, we would appreciate it if you would let us know prior to your appointment. This allows us to offer that space to another student who needs it.
Please note that the services you receive at the health centre are confidential. We do not release information to your parents, your professors or anyone else without your permission or unless legally required to do so.
The physicians at the Health Centre act as your “family physician” while you are here at St FX, your home-away-from-home. They can assess your illness, order tests, prescribe medications, make referrals to specialists, etc. If you have an ongoing issue, we would encourage you to keep the same physician throughout the year.
The nurses provide many services to students, including health education, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, wound care, sick notes, etc. The nurses are happy to meet with you to help you with your health concerns.
You require an appointment with the physician for a prescription refill. Please plan ahead – call to book an appointment at least 1-2 weeks before you run out of your current supply.
For those individuals who are sexually active, we recommend routine STI testing at least twice a year. Have questions? – arrange an appointment to see the nurse. To have STI testing, please book an appointment with the physician.
Blood tests, X-rays:
Any blood tests, x-rays ordered by the physician are done at the local hospital. Blood tests are done on a walk-in basis at the hospital Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:00pm (you will require your health card).
Due to the volume of tests ordered through the Health Centre, we contact only those students who require follow-up. “No news is good news”. Please feel free to contact the nurse if you wish to inquire about your test results.
Our preferred method of contacting students for non-urgent matters is through your StFX e-mail. Check it regularly. For more urgent matters, we contact you by phone – please insure we have an up-to-date phone number for you.
Community Health Care Resources:
Emergencies: 911 or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Emergency Room
When the Health Centre is closed:
- Nova Scotia Health Link: Dial 811 from any phone registered in Nova Scotia to speak with a registered nurse who will assess your situation and advise you on next steps, whether that is self-care, seeing a physician or seeking emergency care.
- Antigonish After Hours Clinic: Monday to Friday, 6-9pm by appointment; phone 735-4000 at 5:00pm to arrange an appointment. The clinic is located at 40 Church St. within easy walking distance of the university.