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Staying Healthy & Happy

Here are some resources to help you stay healthy - and happy - during your time at McGill.

Info Santé 811

Dial 811 (or 514 521-2100) to access Info Santé, a FREE 24-hour phone service that puts you in contact with a health professional to discuss a non-emergency health problem. This service is available 24 hours a day /7 days a week to answer day-to-day health questions and refer you to further assistance if needed.

McGill Student Health Services

If you need to see a doctor, or you have a pressing health problem, you can visit McGill Student Health Services in the Brown Building (Dr. Penfield Entrance, floor 4A).  Drop-in and booked appointments are available; see the McGill Student Health Services website for details.  Bring your Blue Cross Card or Medicare card for direct billing (i.e. you won't have to pay).

McGill Counselling Service

McGill Counselling Service is available to students with psychological, academic and vocational concerns. Both individual and couple counselling are available as well as vocational testing. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of groups and workshops each semester. Other than modest cost-recovery charges for vocational testing material, all full- and part-time students who have paid student service fees are eligible for services free of charge.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SUPPORT GROUP led by Sara Houshmand
Do you find study and/or work permit procedures stressful? Miss family and friends back home?
Worry about your language skills?  Join this group for support during your transition to living and learning in Canada.  Connect and share with other international students.
Every other Tuesday from 4-6pm, starting Oct. 1  REGISTER here

McGill Mental Health Service

The focus at McGill Mental Health Service is to enable you to achieve psychological well-being and academic success. They provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment.  They treat a variety of mental health difficulties. Some examples include anxiety, depression, obsessions/compulsions, ADHD, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, severe winter blues, trauma-related anxiety, substance abuse as well as other conditions.

Health Promotion

Part of Student Health Services, Health Promotion provides students with support and resources to help them achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Their office is located in The Shag Shop (Student Health Services Clinic, 3511 Peel, corner of Peel and Dr. Penfield).  They give out "de-stress kits" in the libraries, breathalyze folks at campus parties, run a peer education program, and lots more!