The SAIT Health Clinic provides quality non-urgent/semi-urgent medical care to current, active students and employees of SAIT and AUArts.
We are staffed by licensed physicians, who are also associated with Calgary's Foothills Primary Care Network. They can assist in providing additional types of medical services unavailable at the SAIT Health Clinic.
We offer a variety of health and medical services, including:
- treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
- routine physical exams
- mental health support
- annual influenza shots (mid-October to March)
- sexual health support
- HPV vaccinations
- health education, including Naloxone training
If you or someone you know gets injured or sick while on campus and requires medical treatment beyond the scope of SAIT's Health Clinic, refer to injury or illness on campus to find out what to do next.
Make an appointment
To make an appointment at the SAIT Health Clinic, call 403.284.8666.
Operating hours are 8:15 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
No walk-in appointments are accepted. Please wear a face mask when entering the clinic.
For urgent care or emergencies, call 911 or Campus Security at 403.284.8000.
Seeing a doctor
The clinic can only be accessed from outside the Senator Burns Building via the main entrance on the NE corner. There is no clinic access from inside the building.
When visiting the clinic:
- Please wear a face mask
- Bring your provincial health care card and photo id. A valid healthcare number is required to see a doctor; otherwise, a fee will apply. Out-of-province health care coverage is accepted, with the exception of Quebec.
- You will be required to complete a health questionnaire before treatment can be provided.
- If blood tests are required, you will be referred to an Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) location and APL will provide the results to the doctor.
Medical records are confidential. Healthcare professionals have access to records for treatment purposes only. No medical information will be released to any source without written permission from the patient.
Dr. Sameena Merchant, General practice
Dr. Merchant graduated from the University of Western Ontario's medical school and completed her family medicine residency there. She has been with the SAIT Health Clinic since 2006. Dr. Merchant currently provides mental health support services to SAIT students and employees.
Dr. Mia Steiner, General practice
Dr. Steiner graduated from medical school at the University of Calgary and completed her family medicine residency at Queenʼs University. She worked as a locum and walk-in clinic physician in Ontario before returning to Calgary and joining the SAIT Health Clinic. She enjoys working with students and has a special interest in preventive health care.
Additional information on clinic services
Annual influenza vaccine (mid-October - March)
If you have Alberta Health Care, you can get your annual flu shot at any pharmacy currently booking appointments online.
If you have out-of-province health care insurance, Alberta pharmacies will not be able to provide a free flu shot — direct patient payment ranges from $25 to $40. You can also schedule an appointment for your flu shot with one of the physicians at the SAIT Health Clinic (using your provincial health care number) by calling 403.284.8666.
Getting your influenza shot is more important now than ever before. Contact your local pharmacy or physician to arrange for an immunization.
Learn more about immunization eligibility and access through Alberta Health Services.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV-9) Vaccine
The HPV-9 vaccine is now a publicly funded vaccine. Anyone under the age of 27 can receive the vaccine free of charge. Most extended-benefit plans reimburse 80% for those 27 years and older (SAITSA-students / Manulife-staff).
HPV is a virus that causes skin and genital warts. HPV infection will often go away on its own. Some people get a long-term infection, which can lead to cancer of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus, mouth, or throat. HPV causes almost all cervical cancers. Learn more about HPV.
Phone the SAIT Health Clinic to arrange an appointment with a physician to discuss and receive the HPV vaccine.
Anyone 27 years of age or older must have a physician's prescription to purchase the HPV vaccine.
Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Along with rescue breathing and calling 911, you can save a life with Naloxone.
In addition to our on-site training at the health clinic, Alberta Health Services has numerous resources to help you learn what to do should you suspect someone is experiencing an opioid overdose.
Testing and information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are available through the clinic. All medical appointments and test results are confidential.
Call 403.284.8666 to request an appointment.