We provide a range of medical services, including:
- Treatment of minor illness & injury
- Immunizations & screening
- You can retrieve your immunization records from your local Public Health Unit.
- Please bring form if required for academic placement.
- TB skin testing
- Dressing changes & wound care
- Mental health support
- Birth control options
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections
- Smoking cessation support
- Transgender care
Naturopathic medicine uses natural, holistic approaches to treat any condition to help you achieve and maintain optimal health. It is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease, and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. It supports the body’s own healing ability using an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention that includes:
- Acupuncture/Asian medicine
- Botanical (herbal) medicine
- Homeopathic medicine
- Lifestyle counselling
- Physical medicine (massage, hydrotherapy, etc.)
- Anxiety, depression, panic disorder
- Colds and flu
- Concentration difficulty, ADD, ADHD
- Digestive problems, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBD, IBS
- Erectile dysfunction
- Headaches, migraines
- Irregular periods, heavy bleeding, PMS, PCOS
- Respiratory problems
- Skin conditions
- Sleep difficulties
- Stress management
- Urinary complaints
- Weight management
The naturopathic services at the Student Wellness Centre are available to all students, staff, faculty and administrators of McMaster University.
Partial coverage is available through the MSU Health Plan (80%, up to $300) and many other Extended Health Plans! See your plan for more details.
First appointments for all patients will be 30 minutes at $60.
Subsequent visits can vary in appointment length, depending on the medical concern. The fees will be the following:
10 mins = $20
20 mins = $40
30 mins = $60
40 mins = $80
50 mins = $100
60 mins = $120
To book an appointment with our health care team, please call reception at 905-525-9140 ext. 27700 or visit us in PGCLL 210. We do not book appointments via email.
When booking an appointment with a doctor or nurse, you will be asked about the nature of your visit to ensure that an appropriate amount of time is booked to address your concerns.
Please have the following documents/information read before booking an appointment:
- A valid health card.
- A list of your current medications or picture of the bottle labels.
- If you are being treated for an ongoing medical condition, a copy of any recent health information from your family doctor or specialist.
- Your immunization record (if available). Records can be requested from your local Public Health Unit.
- A list of any allergies.
- Relevant medical records (ie. for chronic conditions).
To learn more about whether you are eligible for these services visit our Contact Us page.
If you are no longer a patient of the Student Wellness Centre and you would like your medical and/or counselling records transferred to another care provider, please send us your request by:
- Downloading and filling out the Transfer of Medical Records & Counselling Records form. A Student Wellness Centre physician and/or counsellor will review the written request prior to sending the records and may contact you if further information is needed.
- For medical AND counselling records, be sure to fill out both sections of the form.
- A fee of $30 may be charged for such requests.
- Drop off the form to the Student Wellness Centre reception staff or fax it in to 905-546-0805.
- We do not accept the Transfer of Medical Records & Counselling Records form by email.
- Legal chart requests must come directly from the law office that you are working with.
- You may pick your records up from the reception staff when they are ready, or we may fax or mail them to your new health care provider. Please advise on your Transfer of Medical Records & Counselling Records form if you would like them faxed or mailed, or if you will collect them.
- Large charts should be collected in person when possible.