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Health Services

Health & Wellness

Community living may not be appropriate for some students. Living in a community offers many benefits but also has the added stressor of living in close proximity with others.

If you are managing a mental health condition, you will be asked to take proactive steps to minimize any potential negative impact to the community. The Student Residence staff can help facilitate this process by referrals to Counselling and/or the Health & Wellness Centre. This may also include a Health a& Wellness plan with Student Residences to assist in supporting and/or managing a residents Health and Wellness.
Should your acts or condition(s) negatively impact the community, Student Residence staff will address the behaviour and work with you to provide support where possible. In certain instances, Student Residence staff may determine that if a Health & Wellness plan is not appropriately implemented by the resident, this may result in termination of the Resident Agreement.

Crisis Line 24/7

Medical Services

Local Health Clinics & Walk Ins: 

Port Place Medical Arts Centre

phone: 250-753-3431   

address: 650 Terminal Ave #103, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2

Student Health Clinic

For an appointment call: 250-740-6620

Located in Building 200 and emergency walk ins available

Sexual Health Clinic

phone: 250-753-9511

address: 285 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2

Mental Health 

Mental Health Clinics & Walk Ins:

VIU Counsellors

phone: 250-740-6416

location: Building 200 - Student Affairs 

Brooks Landing

phone: 250-758-9433

address: 2000 N Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3

Walk In Appointments available 

Port Place Medical Arts Centre Counsellor

(only by doctor referral)

call: 250-753-3431

address: 650 Terminal Ave #103, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2

Emergency Crisis Lines

Hotlines to call:

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 24/7

phone: 1-888-494-3888
text: 250-800-3806 from 6 - 10 pm 
website: VICrisis

Crisis Line of BC

phone: 1-800-784-2433

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

phone: 1-833-456-4566

310Mental Health Support

phone: 250-310-6789

(no need do dial "1" in front of this number)

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also answers the provincial 310Mental Health Support service 24/7/365 to provide empowering emotional support, information on appropriate resources and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns

Additional Links

Local Supports & BC based Health Care Options

List of Services from VIU based on needs: