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Physical Health

The Student Wellness Centre provides a variety of health-care services, including:

  • assessment and treatment for acute and chronic illness and injury
  • referral to specialists as necessary
  • immunizations
  • Tb skin testing
  • sexual health care and STI testing and treatment
  • birth control and emergency contraception
  • suture removal
  • dressing changes
  • first aid

If you think you need to see a doctor in under 24 hours, you must call the clinic to discuss your concern.

If the SWC is closed, use the urgent and after-hours care contacts

Online Booking (Waterloo)

Online booking is available to registered Laurier students for non-urgent/routine appointments only for the following medical concerns: 

  • STI testing (20 minutes): For routine appointments only.
    • Do not use online booking if you are having symptoms or were notified of a positive contact and told to get tested. Please call the clinic.
  • Birth control consult (20 minutes): If you would like to start birth control (including IUDs) or discuss changing your prescription.
  • Birth control repeat (10 minutes): Simple repeats of current prescription. If you have run out or are about to miss a pill, call the clinic to discuss a bridge pack.
  • Rash (10 minutes): Non-acute, non-urgent rashes only. If you think you are having an allergic reaction, call us or visit a walk-in clinic. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911.
  • Irregular/painful periods (10 minutes): If your period is late, or if you need a pregnancy test or emergency contraception, please call us or drop in to speak with the nurse.

Online booking is for in-person appointments only. If you miss your appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notices, you will be charged a no-show fee.

Book your appointment online.

Sexual Health and Contraception

Sexual health is an important part of your health and wellbeing.

Same day services include:

  • Speaking to a nurse about emergency contraception (Plan B), pregnancy testing, pregnancy support, and abortion support.
  • STI testing: when experiencing symptoms or if a partner has tested positive.
Book an appointment with a doctor at the Student Wellness Centre:
  • To discuss birth control options, or to renew your birth control prescription.
  • To discuss IUD insertion.
  • For routine STI testing (if you are experiencing STI symptoms or if a partner has tested positive, you can access our walk-in service to see a doctor that day)
  • To discuss cervical cancer screening (Pap test) if you are over the age of 21 and are or ever have been sexually active
  • To discuss immunizations available to help protect against illness spread through sexual contact (for example, the HPV vaccine)

For more information, check out the following websites: