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Queen's is committed to helping students maintain a healthy lifestyle and thrive in a positive learning environment.

Health Services of HCDS

The Health Services team accommodates both routine and urgent care. The team members — including several family physicians, registered nurses, and a psychiatrist — provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for students with health concerns, including mental health issues.

Counselling Services of HCDS

Counselling Services works to foster student success and well-being while providing services that respect the values and unique needs of all people. It provides short-term counselling geared to resolving personal difficulties, dealing with crises, and distressing situations. It also works closely with partners in the Kingston community to assist students who need specialized mental health services or longer-term counselling support. Counselling Services is staffed by three psychologists, certified counsellors, social workers, and trainees from the graduate program in the Department of Psychology.

Other counselling services offered at Queen's include...
  • Residence Life Coordinators, Dons, and Facilitators: Staff that help students form a strong community within residences while offering guidance and support, and refer students to appropriate services.

  • Outreach Counsellor/Student Advisor: A full-time staff member, housed in the John Deutsch University Centre, that counsels students and advises and mentors members of student clubs and groups on a variety of psychosocial and mental health concerns, with particular expertise in areas of sexual assault and issues related to social identity/marginalization.

  • Cross-Cultural Advisor: Provides culturally-sensitive counselling for international, exchange, and racialized Canadian students, and advises the University community on issues of cultural awareness/sensitivity, equity, and intercultural communication.

  • Outreach Counsellor, School of Business

  • Sexual Assault Counselling

  • Chaplain's Office: The Chaplain serves as a confidant and advisor to students, staff, and faculty - one to whom a person can bring problems, concerns, or crises with the assurance of a personal and confidential relationship.

  • AMS Peer Support Centre: A student-run service where trained peer helpers offer social and personal support to students. Open 7 days a week as a drop-in service or by appointment from 3 pm to 1 am.

  • SGPS Student Advisor Program: Offers advice and advocacy services to graduate and professional students on issues concerning their well-being while at Queen's. The advisors also act as an effective referral service to experts on campus.

  • Queen’s International Centre (QUIC): Supports the academic and personal development of international students and Queen's students abroad. Advisors are available each afternoon and can also refer students to other services.

Disability Services of HCDS

Disability Services assists students in the following ways:

  • Recommends exam accommodations
  • Facilitates access to material in alternate formats
  • Provides assistive technologies
  • Coordinates learning strategies and library research workshops
  • Coordinates volunteer note-taking and peer mentor programs

NOTE: Students with disabilities who wish to make use of the services available must register at Disability Services every academic year and must forward supporting documentation to the Disability Services Office.

Other disability services offered at Queen's include...
  • Learning Strategies Development: This program enhances students' ability to learn effectively and helps students develop greater confidence in their abilities.

  • Learning Disabilities Specialists: Offered through the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre, these specialists provide assessment and services for students with possible learning disabilities and other neuropsychological conditions.

  • InvisAbilities: A student organization promoting awareness, education, and support of young adults living with hidden chronic illness. Started at Queen's in 2009, the group has spread to include chapters at McGill University, University of Ottawa, Brock University, and University of Calgary.

Other Health Services/Resources at Queen's
Kingston Services


Queen's Health Services in located in the La Salle Building at 146 Stuart Street, across the street from Adelaide Hall.