November 17, 2018

By COURTNEY NIXON

Coming into a new place, meeting new people and doing new things can be stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is your health. However, if you don’t feel well, it is nice to know that Conestoga College has a medical facility on campus.

Health Services has nurses and physicians who provide quality health care and health education in a friendly and professional manner. Their services are available to all full-time Conestoga students; just don’t forget your OHIP card.

The department provides students with a wide range of services including chiropractic services and annual flu clinics for students and staff.

Other services they offer include medical care and treatment, annual physicals, allergy injections, prenatal care, wart treatments, referrals to specialists, prescription renewals, doctor’s notes and driver of third-party physicals (both of which cost money), pregnancy counselling and testing, sexually transmitted infection testing, and counselling on sexual health and lifestyle issues and mental health issues.

Health Services is located in Room 1A102. Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To book an appointment, contact them at 519-748-5220, ext. 3679. Chiropractic services are also available by appointment, on Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Chiropractice services are available to students, staff and faculty. Eighty per cent of the fee charged to students for chiropractic appointments is covered by the CSI Health Plan, however full payment must be made at the time of appointment.

Their services include sports injuries, neck and lower back pain, as well as shoulder, knee, foot and wrist problem, exercise advice and custom foot orthotics.

The chiropractor fee for an initial visit is $50, and $25 for subsequent visits. Chiropractic services are provided by Dr. Mike Eltervoog. To book an appointment, call 748-5220, ext. 3679.

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