Wellness Centre location and hours

The Wellness Centre is located on the lower level of the Wallace McCain Student Centre, and operates during the academic year — September to mid-April.

Most appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Counselling services also offer drop-in hours Mondays and Tuesdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and Thursdays 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Booking an appointment

Call (506) 364-2163 or e-mail wellness@mta.ca to book an appointment for:

  • Registered nurse/educator
  • Counsellors
  • Acupuncturist
  • Massage therapy

Appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. All registered Mount Allison students are eligible for services.

While it is helpful to inform the receptionist of your health concern, it is not mandatory. Please do not communicate confidential information via e-mail.

Cancelling an appointment

Contact the Wellness Centre as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment. When possible, cancel any appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

Please try to be on time for your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, it may be cancelled.

Other available appointments

Appointments with a physician — a physician is available for appointments twice a month on Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. You must be referred to the physician by the registered nurse/educator.

Appointments with a psychologist — several psychologists in private practice offer services to Mount Allison students on a fee-for-service basis. Appointments can be made directly with the psychologists.

Appointments with a dietitian a dietitian is available on campus by appointment from September until mid-April. To book an appointment contact dining@mta.ca.


Checking in for an appointment

If it is your first visit to the Wellness Centre for an appointment with the registered nurse/educator, you will need to come 10 minutes prior to your appointment in order to register.

Please bring the following:

  • provincial health insurance card or private health insurance documentation
  • your valid Mount A student ID card

It is crucial that we have your current telephone number and address so that we may contact you when necessary, i.e., when positive test results are received.

What to expect during a counselling appointment

Before meeting with your counsellor, you will be asked to fill out an intake form on which you will provide personal information such as demographic information, health information, and your reasons for seeking counselling.

When meeting with your counsellor, they will ask questions to obtain some background information on the concerns or issues you have come to discuss with them.

Confidentiality

The information you provide to your counsellor is confidential, with the following exceptions:

  • We are required by law to report to the appropriate authorities any suspicions that a child (under 18) or elderly person (over 65) has been or is being abused.
  • If we suspect that you are in serious and imminent danger of hurting yourself or another person, we may need to reveal to an appropriate third party enough information to help you.
  • If you are involved in a legal proceeding, the court may subpoena our treatment records. This is a rare occurrence, but you should be aware of the possibility.
  • Student Life values a team approach to assisting people. With your permission, staff working in different areas within this department (e.g., Wellness Centre, Meighen Centre, etc.) may consult with one another, if necessary, to ensure you are receiving the best possible care.

Please be assured that information will not be shared with family members without your consent, nor will it become part of your university record.