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Welcome to the Mental Health Services Clinic

The focus at our service is to enable you to achieve psychological well-being and academic success. We provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment.  Our clinic consists of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists whom are all available by appointment.  Please note that for an appointment with a psychiatrist, you will first need a referral by a physician.

The clinic can be used by all registered McGill students who have paid the Student Services fee. This fee is automatically charged on the account of all students except those registered in Continuing Studies. In order to use the clinic, this groups must present proof that they have paid the fee. The clinic can not be used by Blue Cross dependents, McGill staff or research trainees.

Who is this service for?

We 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.

Urgent Care

We see students who drop-in due to an urgent situation.  You will be seen briefly and given a referral as appropriate. 

  • Available Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 3:30pm.

Appointments

  • Can be booked on the phone (514-398-6019), in person, or via mentalhealth [dot] stuserv [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)
  • An assessment appointment is usually available within two weeks of initial contact. 

What to bring to your appointment

You must bring your McGill ID card and a valid Medical Insurance card (provincial or McGill Blue Cross) to each visit. You will be asked to pay for your visit if you do not have a card. Payment can be made by either debit, VISA, Mastercard or American Express. If you wish to consult one of our psychiatrists, a referral from your family doctor or another physician is necessary (fax to 514 398-5529)

Cancellation Policy

Due to the high demand for our clinic services, students who cancel their appointments less than 24 hours will pay a $20.00 cancellation fee. Students who do not contact us to cancel will be charged $70.00 ($100 if its the first EDP appointment).  For EDP groups sessions the no-show charge is $30.00 and for late cancellations it is $15.00.

I've graduated: Can I still use the clinic?

When were you last registered?

  • Fall term (September-December) - I can use the clinic until December 31st
  • Winter term (January-April) - Can use the clinic until August 31
  • Summer term - until August 31st

Where is Mental Health located?

The Service is located at:
Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, Suite 5500
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0G3

Tel.: 514-398-6019
Fax: 514-398-5529

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Peer Support

Want to talk to a fellow student? The Peer Support Network offers a free, confidential, drop-in space with one-on-one support and information.

The goal of peer support is that through open sharing of your experiences and/or concerns, you will feel empowered to take steps to resolve them. If we cannot help you, we can refer you to someone or a service that can. All students are welcome.

Hours: Every Wednesday and Thursday5 to 7 PM, Brown Student Services Building, Room 2100

Our Peer Supporters are all McGill students and have gone through comprehensive training on listening and helping their peers with a range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • academic stress
  • relationships
  • sexuality
  • disordered eating
  • loss and grief
  • drug and alcohol use
  • concern for a friend