WELCOME TO ST. ANDREW’S COLLEGE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRE
The Health and Wellness Centre is located in a wing of the Macdonald House Residence. It is a safe place where individual dignity and confidentiality is honoured. The School physician and nurses work closely with other school professionals to meet student health, development, and educational needs.
The six-bed Health and Wellness Centre is equipped to care for boarding students. Parents will be notified if a student is admitted for more than 24 hours. The School nurses are qualified to handle emergency medical problems at school and/or request further medical help. CPR, AED, and First Aid training is provided to staff every two years. A Medical Response Team comprised of staff from various departments receive more intensive training twice yearly.
Support and Counselling services are available from our school counsellor, Michael Issac. If a student is experiencing stress, relationship problems, anxiety, or any other concerns, they are encouraged to speak to the School nurse or physician.
“The Health and Wellness Centre is dedicated to the total well-being of our clients, to enable them to attain and maintain the highest level of wellness – physically, spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically.”
The Health and Wellness Centre is a proud supporter of the 'Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign,' an initiative of Mood Disorders Society of Canada to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Displaying a blue elephant in the waiting room symbolizes that the Health Centre is a safe place to discuss mental health concerns without fear of judgement.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP
Please contact the Health and Wellness Centre at any time with any concerns you may have. Our discussions with students are private and information is not shared with other people without the student’s permission, unless we are concerned that someone is in danger.