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Health & Wellness

Campus-Based Support

Nurse Practitioner

On-campus services are provided through the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres by Colleen Martin, a nurse practitioner. Primary care services include treatment of common diseases and injuries, mental health care, preventative care, and sexual health (eg. STI testing, birth control, cervical cancer screening). Colleen can also order tests (eg. Blood work, X-rays, Ultrasounds), diagnose conditions, prescribe medications, and refer to specialists. You can schedule a nurse practitioner appointment online or call 519-397-5455 ext. 117. Colleen's office is in the basement of the Reek building, Room 111, right outside the library.

Student Health & Dental Benefits

All Ridgetown Campus students have Health & Dental benefits. Full details of your coverage and benefits is available at

Chaplaincy Service

Rev. Doug Rowley assists in the spiritual needs of students of all faiths. Rev. Rowley is on-campus part-time and welcomes your visits and inquiries. You can reach him at 519-355-8867.

Campus Security

519-674-1500 Ext. 63537, or dial 63537 from any campus telephone

Mental Health & Addictions Counselling

An on-campus mental health counsellor is available for students to schedule an appointment for individual therapy sessions relating to mental health or addiction concerns. Therapy is an outreach service provided by Shannon Stephenson, a registered social worker from the Mental Health and Addiction Program at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Contact Shannon to schedule an on-campus assessment appointment via

Therapy is brief and change-oriented. Appointments are usually 50 minutes, and the number of sessions will be determined in collaboration between student and therapist. Therapy is strength-based and solution-focused. It is based on helping you thrive in current circumstances, rather than exploring past experiences.

Crisis Text Line

With Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, you can chat with a trained, volunteer crisis responder for support any time, about anything, via text message. Text UOFG to 686868 to connect with support.

Additional Supports & Services

Mental Health

Physical Health

  • Good Doctors Virtual Walk-In Clinic (in Pharmasave, Ridgetown): 519-674-3400
  • Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA; with Emergency Room): 80 Grand Ave W, Chatham, ON
  • Clinton Public Hospital (with Emergency Room): 98 Shipley St, Clinton, ON
  • Check your local area for available pharmacies

Sexual/Domestic Violence Support

Emergency Services

  • Chatham-Kent Police: 519-352-1234 (or 911 for emergency situations)