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Do I have to pay to use Health Services?

No. Your visits to Health Services are covered by your provincial health card or your student guard insurance (international students). You do not need your health card to see the nurse but it is required if you are seeing one of the doctors. You are required to pay for: exams by third parties (i.e. employers, government, athletics, etc.); letters and some immunization processes (for more information on what is covered by the Student Insurance Plan contact the Student Union or visit For information on what is covered by Student Guard Insurance, contact the International Centre or go to the Student Guard website, and for information on what is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, see the OHIP website.

Do I need an appointment or is there any walk-in service available?

Registered Nurses are available on a walk-in basis during all Health Centre Hours to answer your health questions, provide treatment for minor injuries, fill birth control prescriptions, etc. Appointments are required to see a physician and must be booked in person at Health Services. It is suggested that you book follow-up appointments with the same doctor for continuity of care.

I see my doctor every month and have blood work done at each visit for monitoring of a chronic condition. Can this be done at school? 

Yes. Health Services is pleased to offer care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease etc. Students are encouraged to drop-in and make appropriate arrangements for their health care needs. We offer full laboratory services so blood work can be done on site.

Is birth control available at Health Services? 

Yes. A limited supply of birth control is offered at Health Services. Condoms are available in the waiting room free of charge; birth control pills and patches are available at student discounted prices and can be requested during an appointment with one of the doctors. Emergency contraception (the morning-after pill) is also available but must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Health Services can provide information on all aspects of birth control.

Is there any kind of drug plan to help with the cost of my prescription drugs? 

Yes. All full-time and daytime part-time activity fee-paying students are automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan when they register at Sheridan. Benefits include:
• Reimbursement of up to 80% on most prescription drugs (up to a maximum payment of $1000.00 per year) 
• Coverage for accidental injuries (including dental accidents) 
• Ambulance expense reimbursement 
• Full Scheduled Benefits
The student insurance plan brochure is available from the Student Union office located at Trafalgar Campus on the 2nd floor (above the Marquee Student Pub) of the Student Union Building (ext. 2300), or at Davis on the 2nd floor (above The Rec. Room) of the Student Union Building (ext. 4350).