HCS supports the mission and goals of Student Services at Carleton University. Our staff believes that a caring and supportive environment enhances the educational process and influences student success and retention by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning. Healthy students are better able to concentrate on their studies and to reach their fullest potential.
HCS is guided by a philosophy which acknowledges the connection between intellectual development, personal growth, and physical and emotional health.
As an integral resource to the university community, HCS seeks to promote well-being and to empower students, staff and faculty to be responsible, self-directed and informed consumers of healthcare services.
Professional Services employees and faculty have access to our physicians and walk-in doctors (not counselling services or lab) for as long as they are employees and after retirement. They can make one of the physicians here their regular doctor but this does not include their spouse, children or other family members.
Professional Services Term/Contract employees, Contract Instructors, post doctorate fellows, researchers, visitors (e.g. guest lecturers, athletes from visiting teams) can come to see the walk-in doctor for medical problems that are episodic in nature – a cold, an infection, an allergic reaction and so on. They cannot make one of the physicians here their regular doctor.