Student Health Services
Algoma University is pleased to provide on-campus student health services for all students. Students have access to a physician, counsellor, and dental hygienist. Providing health services is an important part of Algoma University’s commitment to students’ well being as well as their academic success.
All students must bring their health card and/or insurance information to each appointment. Students must also bring all of their medications to each appointment – even renewals – to ensure that the physician knows exactly what you are taking and how often.
To obtain a student counselling referral, please contact the Student Services Advisor in SH 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Health Services department is located in SH 216, directly across from the Student Foodbank.
Health Plan Coverage
The Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) administers the health and dental plan for all Full time Algoma University students. Those who are eligible can opt-in their dependents or opt-out of the plan during the allotted opt-out period found on the Student VIP website.
Drop by the AUSU office any time for any of these services or general questions:
- Pick up your health plan card
- Assistance with making a claim online
- Pick up forms
- Purchase coverage for your spouse and/or dependents
- Inquire about opt-out process
Please feel free to contact Jamie Rogers at 705-949-2301, ext.4719, visit the AUSU office, or email email@example.com.
I.M. Well provides free 24/7 access to the following services:
- Mental wellness
- Live chat
- Support centre
- Campus and community resources
- Interactive mood log
- Health reminders
- Crisis support
Dr. Sarah White, Physician
Dr. Sarah White grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and attended Algoma University and Laurentian University for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then attended the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, for both Medical School and her Family Medicine Residency Training. White is a family physician at Superior Family Health Team in Sault Ste. Marie. She is very interested in providing the full spectrum of health care with special interests of care in women’s health, sexual health, mental health and palliative care.
Students are encouraged to arrange scheduled appointments as drop-ins may not be accommodated at all times. The email address is for booking appointments only – clinical questions will NOT be answered.
The medical clinic will be open on Tuesdays from 9am – 12pm. Times are subject to change, closures will be posted.
To book an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments will be confirmed Monday evenings via email.
Phone: 705-949-2301 ext. 4763 (non-urgent calls, medical advice will not be provided over the phone)
Andrew Johnstone, Mental Health Nurse
Andrew graduated from St. George Brown College as a Registered Practical Nurse. He is licensed with the College of Nurses of Ontario and has worked in the mental field for over a decade. He was previously employed with the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, working on a multi-disciplinary Forensic mental health team. He has also worked as a nurse on the Acute Mental Health Unit and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Sault Area Hospital. He is currently employed with the Northeast LHIN as a Mental Health and Addictions Nurse, offering mental health nursing services to students at the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board. He looks forward to his new role at Algoma University. Andrew’s available mental health nursing hours are Wednesday’s (5 – 7:30 pm).
Kerri Dool, MSW, Counsellor
Dool has been employed as the on-site counsellor at Algoma University for the past four years. Throughout her twelve-year career, Dool has gained experience in the area of mental health with a wide range of populations (i.e. children and families, young adults and out-patient psychiatry). Her area of specialization includes, but is not limited to anxiety and depression. She completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Queen’s University. Following this, she also completed a post-graduate diploma in Psychology from the University of Melbourne as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Her thesis at the University of Melbourne investigated depression in young adults and help-seeking behaviours. Dool returned to Sault Ste. Marie in 2004 and completed a Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Dool maintains active registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers.
Dool’s therapeutic certifications include: Emotional Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Art Therapy and Mindfulness. Office hours are offered during weeknights and during select weekends at the University. Dool works diligently to provide flexibility with office hours in order to meet student needs and to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which students can process emotions and work towards greater well-being. Dool applies a very holistic approach to her counselling services, consulting with doctors and other wellness personnel to address all aspects of student health.
Rebecca is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and a Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Rebecca has worked collaboratively on three multidisciplinary mental health teams, providing individual and family therapy, treatment planning and assessment, crisis intervention, psycho-education and outreach. She is experienced in facilitating therapy groups and has conducted research on School Avoidance. Rebecca is a graduate of Sault College and Algoma University and is currently working on her Master of Education at Lakehead University. Rebecca likes to do Yoga and practice mindfulness meditation. Spare time is spent with loved ones and watching sci-fi movies. Her counselling hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30-4:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am- 6pm in NW 307. Drop in Hours are available Fridays from 2- 3:30 PM.
- Mondays 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Wednesdays 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Thursdays 1 – 4:30pm
- Fridays 8:30am -12pm
To obtain a student counselling referral, please email email@example.com.
Kim Langevin, Dental Hygienist
Kim Langevin will be performing dental assessments, oral cancer screening, dental scaling, dental polishing, fluoride application, and referrals to many local dentists for Algoma University students. Langevin graduated from Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1995 and received the Golden Scaler Award. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program as a part-time student at Algoma U. She moved to Sault Ste. Marie in 2003 where she and her husband have raised one son. Langevin recently opened an Independent Dental Hygiene practice at 370 Lake Street. She specializes in the fearful client. Her sensitive and nurturing approach to dental hygiene has helped her create a successful and growing business. Langevin takes oral health seriously and encourages all students to do the same.
Langevin holds office hours on Thursdays.
To book an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.