Wellness Services

Reminder: When a problem is not of an academic nature, it is a sign that you must seek out an alternate service.

If at any time a student is at risk of harming themselves or others, call Protection Services (on campus) at 613-562-5411, or Emergency Services (off campus) at 911.


The University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Medicine provides an impressive list of resources available across its campuses.

We encourage all students to familiarize themselves with this list.

The Office of the vice-provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as listed Resources offered to graduate students.


24-hour Emergency Services

If you require immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

For a full list of off campus community resources:


Access to Counselling Services for Graduate Students

If you wish to make an appointment to speak with a counsellor, please follow the procedure below:

Step 1

Contact the Faculty Wellness Office by email at wellness@uottawa.ca.
You will receive a response within 72 hrs (with the exception of statutory holidays and the winter holiday break).

Step 2

An appointment with a counsellor will be scheduled within two (2) weeks of contacting the Wellness Office.
If such a date is not available, you and the therapist will be made aware of the delay and arrangements will be made to support you.

Important!
InformationWhile the Faculty Wellness Office can provide services to students experiencing distress, they are not an emergency service.
A list of off campus community resources available for crisis support can also be found under the 24-hour Emergency services tab.

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