Physical and Mental Health

For medical emergencies on campus, or any urgent security issue

  • Bishop’s Security is our first responder on campus
  • How to reach them:
    – Safe Gaiter App
    – Red phones all around campus (direct line to security)
    – Hallway/Classrooms black phones in Champlain building (direct line to security)

Psychosocial support

Feeling stressed out? Experiencing panic attacks? Feeling down and not sure why? Your relationship with your partner is in trouble?  Not getting along with your parents?  In need of housing? Having suicidal thoughts? Think you may have a drug or alcohol dependency problem?  Can’t seem to adjust to this place…

Does any of this seem familiar?  These are some of the common issues faced by college students. You do not have to face these challenges alone. By sharing your concerns with a professional, you may gain new perspectives and problem-solving skills. It’s okay to ask for help.  You are important to us.

A social work technician is available 3 days a week to work with students on a one-on-one basis in relation to a variety of personal concerns or crisis situations. The service offers:

  • Confidential and professional support
  • A safe place to express and understand your emotions
  • The possibility to confide in someone when going through a rough time
  • Accompaniment to appropriate resources
  • Rapid assistance for crisis situations

You can also consult if you are worried about a friend or a loved one.

How you can access it:

  • The regular schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:00)
  • To schedule an appointment: you can drop by the office C-171 or send a Mio to Michele Cote

If you are in a crisis situation and no one is available at the college, you can always contact

– Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM , call 819-564-1354

– Provincial Hotline (24/7) : 1 866 277-3553

– CALACS (sexual assault) available 24/7 (1-877-563-0793)

For an urgent situation at the Champlain residences

  • Medical emergencies:  911 or Residence Security: 819-560-2374
  • For non-urgent situations: contact your Residence Advisor: 819-571-6639

Health Clinic

The Champlain-Bishop’s Health Clinic is located in the new Sports and Wellness center and offers health care to all students who have paid the student services fee. Staff and faculty may use the service for a small fee. The staff at Health Services will do everything possible to treat illnesses and injuries quickly so that class absences will be kept to a minimum.

The staff includes nurses, a two part-time physicians and a secretary who are available Monday through Friday. Students wishing to see the nurse will be seen in order of arrival. To see the doctor, it is recommended that you make an appointment. Emergency situations will always have priority.

Records are strictly confidential. No information is released, for any reason, without the student’s consent.

Health Services are supported by student fees, therefore, there is no charge to use the service. However, the doctor’s services and the cost of any tests required are paid by health insurance or provincial medicare plans.

Quebec students who do not have their Medicare cards, or who present cards that have expired will be required to pay the full cost of services immediately.

Canadian students from another province are fully covered by their provincial medicare plans provided they:

  1. inform the Ministry of Health in their home province that they are studying in Quebec before they leave home;
  2. have their Provincial Medicare card with them when they come to see the doctor. If the card is unavailable or has expired, the full cost of services must be paid immediately.

For additional information consult the Health Services web page or contact 819-822-9600, ext. 2696.