The Health and Wellness Centre offers U of T students the same services as a family doctor’s office and more.
The Centre provides confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, travel education, immunization, counselling, and referrals. The multidisciplinary health team includes family physicians, registered nurses, a dietitian, support staff and a lab technician.
Services are available to all full and part-time students who have paid the appropriate incidental fees. Students must possess a valid TCard and have health insurance coverage. Services are covered by OHIP, other provincial health insurance plans, or UHIP. The Health Service is a designated Health Canada Travel Medicine Clinic offering travel immunization and education programs.
Wellness Counselor & Coordinator
Engineering undergraduate and graduate students are able to access individual supportive solution-focused counseling/psychotherapy within a holistic approach to personal wellness, with Laurie Coleman, a registered clinical social worker.
Laurie is returning for a sixth year as Wellness Counselor and Coordinator, Health and Wellness, at U of T. Laurie will be located at both the Koffler Student Services Centre and embedded in specific faculties on the St. George campus, including U of T Engineering on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The focus of counseling and psychotherapy is on assisting individuals who are experiencing emotional or psychological problems or difficulties. The goal is to help students to clarify issues, to better understand emotions, relationships and responses, and to deal effectively with challenges, so that they are able to achieve their personal and academic best. Services are offered in a confidential, caring, respectful and empowering environment, which is directed towards optimizing students’ personal, academic and overall well-being.
Laurie has developed and delivers skills-building workshops on:
- coping with exam anxiety
- mindful eating, food and mood
- mindfulness and resiliency
Additionally, she co-facilitates a grief support talking circle and engineering undergraduate wellness group (mutual support groups) on campus, with sessions generally offered during the fall and winter terms.
U of T Engineering students can make an appointment through their First Year or Academic Advisor, or by calling Health and Wellness at 416-978-8030. Appointments take place in GB 141 on Mondays from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (45-minute sessions).
Note: It is the mandate of Health and Wellness to provide all University students with accessible and timely care. In order to fulfill this mandate in a time of increasing numbers of students requesting care, the service provides only short-term therapy. Should a student require ongoing, long-term treatment, we will assist him/her in finding the appropriate community resource(s).