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Update: Call 403.284.8666 before you come in

Until further notice, anyone visiting the clinic must have an appointment. No walk-ins.

** Please wear a face mask when entering the Health Clinic.

Take the Alberta Health Services online self-assessment to determine if you should be tested for COVID-19. Call 8-1-1 for any health-related concerns.

By observing this process you will help protect patients currently in the clinic who may be pregnant, have ongoing respiratory issues or compromised immune systems.

 

Update: Annual influenza vaccine (mid-October to March)

Did you know? 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.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID vaccines are safe and effective.  We can all help by getting vaccinated.  Vaccination is the best and safest way to protect yourself and help to protect your community against COVID-19.

Update: 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).

What is HPV?

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.

Get the vaccine

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 prescription to purchase the HPV vaccine.

Take care of yourself — on campus

The SAIT Health Clinic provides quality non-urgent/semi-urgent medical care to students, employees and the Calgary community.

Contact and hours

Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4 pm
Phone: 403.284.8666
Location: NR041, Senator Burns building 
The clinic can only be accessed from outside via the main entrance on the NE corner. There is no clinic access from inside the Senator Burns building. 

🚑 For urgent care and emergencies call 911 or Campus Security at 403.284.8000.

Medical services

The SAIT Health Clinic is staffed by licensed physicians and connected to Calgary’s Foothills Primary Care Network. The clinic offers 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

See a doctor

Make an appointment by phone or in person. Phone 403.284.8666 (No walk-ins)

When visiting the clinic: ( please wear a face mask)

  • Please bring your provincial health care card and photo id.
  • A valid health care 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. Health care professionals have access to records for treatment purposes only. No medical information will be released to any source without written permission from the patient.

Meet our docs

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.

Dr. Shamira Pira | General practice

Dr. Pira completed her post-secondary education, including medical school, at McGill University in Montreal relocating to pursue family medicine residency at the University of Calgary. She has a background in Mental Health and many special interests including women’s health, cutaneous disease, preventative medicine, as well as research and academia.

Naloxone training — be the life of the party

Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Along with rescue breathing and calling 911, you can save a life with Naloxone.

Sign up for training to learn how to detect the signs of an overdose and receive a free Naloxone take-home kit. Training is offered monthly through Saitsa.

Schedule

  • Fall 2021 schedule TBC

Team training and one-on-one training also available, contact the clinic to schedule.

Sexually Transmitted Infections    

Testing and information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) is available through the clinic. All medical appointments and test results are confidential.

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