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Update: Call 403.284.8666 before you come in

Until further notice, anyone visiting the clinic must have an appointment.

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 flu vaccine

Did you know? If you have Alberta Health Care, you can get your annual flu shot at any pharmacy currently booking appointments online. Walk-ins will not be permitted at most pharmacies/clinics this year.

The Prepared Traveller Travel Clinic is nearby SAIT, at the Shoppers Drug Mart in North Hill Shopping Centre.

 

Update: Human Papillomavirus (HPV-9) vaccine

The HPV-9 vaccine is now a publically funded vaccine. Anyone under the age of 27 who is attending school in Alberta can receive the vaccine free of charge.

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

HPV-9 vaccine is available by appointment at three Public Health Immunization Clinics. Please call 811 to schedule your appointment. 

Anyone 27 years of age or older, must have a physician prescription to purchase the HPV vaccine from a pharmacy.

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 am - 4:30 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
  • flu shots
  • sexual health support
  • referrals to specialists, including expedited psychiatric referrals
  • health education, including Naloxone training

See a doctor

Make an appointment by phone or in person. When visiting the clinic:

  • Please bring your 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.

Flu shots on campus

Flu shots are available to students, employees and the public mid-October through March. You must make an appointment to get your flu shot.

If you have Alberta Health Care coverage

  • Call 403.284.8666 to schedule your flu shot at no cost.
  • Bring your Alberta Health Care card and photo ID to your appointment.
  • Did you know? If you have Alberta Health Care, you can go to any pharmacy for your flu shot.

If you have out-of-province health care coverage

  • Call 403.284.8666 to schedule your flu shot at no cost.
  • Bring your provincial health care card and photo ID to your appointment.

If you have no provincial health care coverage

  • Call 403.284.8666 to schedule an appointment with a physician regarding your flu shot. There will be an associated fee.
  • Bring photo ID to your appointment.

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 2020 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.

Learn more about minimizing your risk, STI symptoms and treatment, and how to talk to your partner through the Alberta Health Services sexgerms.com website.

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