Injury or Illness on Campus
Know your options so you can get the care you need when you need it. Not every condition requires emergency care.
If you are injured or ill on campus and require medical treatment, please review the following.
Call 911 any time you have an emergency requiring an ambulance.
Any cases involving potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately result in phoning 911. When a life is at stake, 911 is the fastest way to get the help you need. Never try to drive a very sick or injured person to the hospital thinking it will be faster than waiting for an ambulance. In a true emergency, dial 911 and stay on the phone.
First aid assistance, including initial assessment, minor treatment, and calling 911 if required, may be provided by any trained first aider on campus, including all Campus Security members.
Campus Security first aiders can be dispatched by calling 403.284.8000.
Any cases involving potentially life-threatening conditions should immediately result in phoning 911.
Know in advance who the designated first aiders are in your work or study areas and where your closest first aid kits are located. Health and Safety Committees across SAIT are expected to post the list of current first aiders near first aid kits.
Any incidents of injury or illness requiring first aid must be reported using the Incident Reporting/Investigation Form within 24 hours of the event occurring.
For urgent unexpected, non-life-threatening health concerns, such as broken bones, pain, infections and cuts, phone the SAIT Health Clinic first at 403.284.8666 to see if a physician is working that day, or can accommodate the individual if immediate medical treatment is required.
Note the SAIT Health Clinic is not an urgent care centre and has only one physician working on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
If the SAIT Health Clinic cannot accommodate you, urgent care off campus is available. Urgent care centres provide extended hours of access for unexpected, but non-life-threatening health concerns, which require same-day or evening treatment. Patients coming to urgent care centres may arrive on their own, or be transported there by ambulance. Urgent care is not a first-come, first-served system. Patients are seen in urgent care centres based on their medical condition and the severity of their situation.
Urgent care centres have a broader and deeper range of services than physician clinics but are not equivalent to emergency departments. They also help conserve emergency room resources for more serious, life-threatening conditions.
The urgent care centre nearest to SAIT’s main campus is the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre:
Location information: Main floor
Address: 1213 4 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 0X7
Find other urgent care services near you.
If you don’t have a family doctor, walk-in clinics often don’t require an appointment. Walk-in clinics are staffed by family physicians.
The walk-in clinics nearest to SAIT’s main campus are:
University City Clinic
Location: Brentwood Village Shopping Centre
Address: 327-3630 Brentwood Road NW, Calgary, AB, T2L 1K8
Brentwood Family Medical Centre
Location: Brentwood Village Shopping Centre
Address: 810-3630 Brentwood Road NW, Calgary, AB, T2L 1K8
Please note that other medical clinics in the immediate vicinity of SAIT do not accept walk-in patients.
Don't forget your health care card
Always bring your Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) personal health card to medical appointments anywhere — all medical clinics, labs, diagnostic imaging services, hospitals, etc.
Most medical facilities need to see the original hard-copy health care card (not a picture). They could possibly refuse medical service if the original hard-copy health care card cannot be produced.
Reporting a safety hazard or concern
Any student who is aware of a health, safety, or environmental concern should notify an instructor. If the concern cannot be addressed immediately and requires input from other parties, it should be raised with the Helpline at 403.210.HELP(4357) or email@example.com.
All incidents, including near misses, must be reported promptly to ensure that corrective actions are taken to prevent a recurrence and to ensure compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and environmental legislation.
Students must notify their instructor as soon as possible following an incident. An incident report/investigation form must be completed and submitted to Health, Safety, and Environmental Services.
WCB for students
Students who are physically attending and completing courses at SAIT — regardless of whether they are international or domestic students — are covered by provincial workers' compensation legislation and are eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits (WCB).
Students on practicum sites within Alberta are automatically covered by workers' compensation legislation only while on the practicum site. Students on practicum outside the province should contact the Workers' Compensation officials in that province.
For more information on the coverage available to you, refer to student coverage.