Health & Wellness

Student Health Centre

Campus Health Essentials

Whether you are new to Acadia or are a returning student, we want you to have as healthy experience 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.


Why is self-care important as a student?

The transition to university can be an unsettling time. Taking care of your well-being and managing your stress helps you adapt and thrive so that university life can be the best it can be.

Be aware of what you need:

  • What makes you feel nourished and re-energized?
  • What stresses you out?
  • When do you feel drained? After doing what?
  • What makes you anxious?
  • What are you comfortable with?
  • What is something that you enjoy?

If you feel like you're struggling, consider talking to Acadia's Student Advisor or Counselling Centre. Accessible Learning services are also available.

 Book a doctor appointment

Clinic at Dennis House


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


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

9:00am - 12:00pm