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Health & Counselling's team of doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and clinical counsellors are available to help you meet the challenges of achieving your academic and personal potential.
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Burnaby and Vancouver campus
To book your first counselling appointment, please come in person to either the Burnaby or Vancouver Health Clinic. This will allow us to give you some required intake paperwork. Once completed, you can book an appointment with the reception desk.
If you're looking to make a counselling appointment at the Surrey campus, please call 778-782-5200 and your intake paperwork will be emailed to you for completion. Once completed, you can book an appointment over the phone. Note: this option is only available to students wishing to make an appointment at the Surrey location.
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday
Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0101
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday*
Harbour Centre, Room 300
Lower level at the base of the escalator
My SSP is a free support service available to all SFU graduate and undergraduate students. Students have immediate access to confidential support in multiple languages. Accessible from anywhere in the world by phone or through the downloadable app. Call 1.844.451.9700. Outside of North America? call 001.416.380.6578
Eligibility, confidentiality and medical notes
Counselling services are available for free to any student who is enrolled in classes or co-op this term.
If you're not enrolled in classes this term, you are still welcome to meet with a counsellor who can refer you to other counselling services in the community.
Health & Counselling (HCS) shares one unit of confidentiality. This means that divisions of HCS may share your information when necessary for your care.
All records within HCS are confidential. Personal information can only be released outside the Centre with your written consent. Exceptions are only made in the case of life-threatening emergencies or as required by law and/or public health regulations.
Medical notes and exemptions
Instructors or Academic Heads can modify or alter course requirements (e.g. midterms, assignments) for special reasons, such as illness, or personal issues. They may request a “sick note” (aka “medical note”) to help them make their decisions; however the final decision about whether a modification of course requirements is required or will be permitted, rests with the instructor, regardless of what may be stated on any medical note.