Health and Counselling Centre

How to access our services (2020-21):

Health and Counselling Centre services will be different this year, but we’re still here to provide Primary Health Care and Mental Health Services for StFX students.  To ensure everyone’s safety, most of our services will be offered virtually, via secure video conference.  This year, appointments for all our services will be made by booking online with the Intake Nurse first (no drop-ins... sorry!)  To make this easier and more efficient, we have implemented a new online booking and reminder system called Health Myself, which is being financially supported in part by the StFX Students’ Union.  The only way to make H+C Centre appointments is through Health Myself.

If you are a StFX student, please read all of the important information below, so you’ll be able to access our services:

  • If you are a current StFX returning student with a Canadian Health Card Number (HCN), and you have attended at least one H+C Centre appointment in the past, you can expect to receive an email invitation from Health Myself, which will allow you to sign up for online appointment booking and reminders.  Please use your StFX email address to register for Health Myself.  Very important: check your StFX email junk folder for this invitation from Health Myself, and sign up right away!  That way you’ll be able to book an appointment with the Intake Nurse when you need it.
  • If you are a member of any of the following groups, you will need to register for Health Myself via a different link: (*Note: Even if you receive the email invitation from Health Myself, you will need to use this alternate link if you belong to one of these groups.)
    1. Current students who have never visited the H+C Centre before
    2. New students for 2020
    3. International students
    4. Transfer students

If you are a member of ones of these groups, please register here:

Reminder: You won’t be able to book an appointment at the Health and Counselling Centre until after you have registered with Health Myself, so best to do it now, in case you forget later!

Click here for your guide to virtual care



Do you need to call 811 to be assessed for Covid-19 testing?

In the past 48 hours have you had, or are you currently experiencing:

  • Fever OR cough (new or worsening)


Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening);

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose

  • Headache

  • Shortness of breath

If you answer yes to either of these questions, please call 811 for further assessment by a nurse.


If you are a student currently experiencing an emergency, the following resources are available 24/7:

·         Proceed to your nearest hospital emergency department

·         Call 911

·         NS Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167

·         Good2TalkNS: 1-833-292-3698

·         Crisis Text Line: text “GOOD2TALKNS” to 686868

Normally we would advise students to call 811 for assistance; however, at this time 811 is dedicated to COVID-19 response. The 811 website also has a library of online information you can access ( )

To learn more about HealthyMindsNS programs available at St. FX, visit






Flourish @ X


StFX does not tolerate Sexualized violence. Visible@X is StFX’s sexual violence prevention and response portal.  This page contains important information about the SV policy and reporting processes as well as the many services and supports available to students impacted by sexualized violence.  If you are in need of support or would like more information about our resources, please contact Heather Blackburn the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Advocate at

Visible @ X: Sexual Violence Prevention


Flourish@X can be accessed by clicking the link below.


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