Health & Wellness

Student Health Centre

Campus Health Essentials

Whether you are new to Acadia or are a returning student, we want your experience to be as healthy as possible. Sometimes that means taking care of the basics – sleep, nutrition, and physical activity. It is also important that you bring with you any prescription medication that you are taking along with some other health supplies.

The Basics

  • Fever-reducing and pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Anti-nausea medication like dimenhydrinate (commonly called “Gravol”)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bandages
  • Documents:
    • Bring copies of your prescriptions to your health clinic appointment.
    • Keep a copy of your emergency contacts in a convenient location. These can include your parents, RA (if you live in residence), extended family, and friends.


Self-care is anything that we do to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health. Taking care of your well-being and managing your stress helps you adapt and thrive.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What makes you feel nourished and re-energized?
  • What stresses you out?
  • What are you comfortable with?
  • What makes you anxious? How do you cope with this?
  • What is something that you enjoy?

If you are struggling, consider talking to Acadia's Counselling Centre, Accessible Learning or Student Advising.

Clinic at Dennis House


Dennis House (West side entrance)
Tel: 902.585.1238
Fax: 902.585.1756


September-April regular hours:

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Our Physicians