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Health & 
wellness

Current campus status

Learn what to expect and how you can prepare for the Fall semester at the Return to Campus Fall 2021 page. Watch the recording of the June 2 Town Hall on the Fall semester here.

Over the summer, public health restrictions will change as Montreal moves through different alert levels. Find out what is currently open and what is allowed at McGill.

Health & wellness

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Student Wellness Hub

The Student Wellness Hub has adapted many of its services for remote access including appointments with nurses, dietitians, mental health professionals and Local Wellness Advisors. Students can also access a suite of online programming including emotional support groups, COVID-19 info sessions and Zen-in-10 guided meditation.

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Mental health resources

McGill students have free access to keep.meSAFE, a counselling service providing 24/7/365 support from licensed counsellors through telephone and mobile chat in over 60 languages. Plus, you can access it from anywhere in the world!

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Athletics and recreation

Take part in Athletics programming and virtual sessions from wherever you are! Between live Zoom classes and on-demand workouts, the ever-growing list of remote activities and training videos can help you stay healthy and active while staying at home.

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Local Wellness Advisors

If you’re located within the province of Quebec, you can connect with your faculty’s Local Wellness Advisor. They offer initial consultations to help you build a wellness plan or connect you with the appropriate resource for your needs. Appointments can be booked online.

Health & wellness services available remotely

Case management services

The Office of the Dean of Students has in-house Student Affairs Case Managers who can provide students with support and referrals, follow up with students and other community members who have expressed concern and help students reach their academic potential and maximize positive outcomes.

Learn more about Case Management Services

Health and wellness programming

The Wellness Hub offers a wide variety of virtual workshops with professionals year-round (with some programming resuming on-campus this Fall), offering anything from stress management tips to HPV information to yoga.

See the full schedule

Watch a pre-recorded session

Get involved in year-long wellness activities via the Healthy Living Annex

Library resources

The McGill Library curates an extensive collection of multimedia health and wellness resources including e-books, audiobooks, podcasts, films, games, and more!

View the Library's health and wellness page

Peer support

Get confidential, non-judgmental active listening support online via the Peer Support Centre

Talk to a peer about disordered eating via the SSMU Eating Disorder Support Centre

Quarantine information

Not sure if you need to quarantine? Looking for information about where and how to self-isolate?

View self-quarantine resources

Sexual violence support

The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) offers non-directional and trauma-informed support to any McGill community member affected by sexual violence. They are currently reachable by email or phone and have a wealth of resources on their website.

Get support from the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy and outreach.

Peer-led active listening support by phone is available from the Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society

Student health and dental care

View the Wellness Hub health insurance summary page

View the 2019-2020 health insurance comparison chart

Check your Account Summary in Minerva to see which insurance plan you’ve paid for

Part of the Faculty of Medicine? Check out the WELL Office for your wellness needs

Virtual healthcare

Students across Canada can access telehealth services via Maple—make sure to check with your insurance provider first to determine whether this service is covered

International students with Blue Cross health insurance can register for Maple coverage directly so there are no up-front costs

Students who are covered by the SSMU health plan can now access virtual healthcare via Dialogue. Visit the SSMU website for more information

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