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SFU’s HCC: New name, same great health care

July 12, 2007

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By Stuart Colcleugh

SFU’s Health & Counselling Centre has recently undergone a name change and is now called Health & Counselling Services (HCS).

The new name "better reflects our range of services provided at all three SFU campuses," says HCS director Pam Whiting, "and the fact that we provide health-outreach programming beyond the walls of our clinics and offices."

HCS services, aimed primarily at students although some are available to staff, include:

  • Health clinics: Burnaby campus (Maggie Benston Centre, Mon.–Fri., 9–4:30 pm);
  • Vancouver campus (Rm. 300, Harbour Centre, Tues.–Fri., 9:30–5 pm).
  • Primary health care, urgent care, vaccinations, allergy shots, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, birth control at a reduced rate, minor procedures. Staff may visit the Burnaby clinic for emergencies and the Vancouver clinic for other medical needs.
  • Students receive free, confidential counselling at all three campuses on issues such as personal or academic goals, stress, depression, anxiety, troubling thoughts, self-esteem and relationships.
  • Health promotion, featuring free expert-led workshops on nutrition, relaxation, active living and birth control. Some events and workshops are open to staff as well.
  • Physiotherapy at Burnaby’s Chancellor’s Gym complex for students and staff experiencing or wanting to prevent back, neck or knee pains/injuries. Doctor's referrals not required except for WCB/ICBC claims.

Information: www.sfu.ca/hccc/ or 604.291.4112 (778.782.4112 after Aug. 13).
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