The John Abbott Health and Wellness Centre promotes healthy lifestyles.
Services, provided by a nurse and available during working hours from Monday to Friday include, health education, individual consultation, and clinical services. A medical clinic operates 2.5 days a week, where students can make an appointment to see a physician.
The Centre makes referrals, where necessary, to community, government and other Montreal area health partners. The medical and support services offered by the Health and Wellness Centre are free of charge and confidential. Their website explores a number of health issues faced by College students, and provides links for additional support.
The College’s Dental Hygiene Program operates an on-campus clinic, in the Stewart East Building, offering dental care at moderate cost.
Counselling Services are available to all JAC students. Professional counsellors serve the John Abbott community for one-on-one personal counselling sessions that are arranged by appointment or on a drop-in basis. Schedules of drop-in clinics are listed on this office’s website. Good web links for many issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep problems and rape, are given on the site. Counselling Services offers confidential career and educational counselling. Other services provided by this office include holding workshops on a wide variety of topics. For example, “Managing Life Stressors” is a program especially tailored to fit the needs of the CEGEP students. Confidential telephone ‘help-line’ numbers for suicide, pregnancy, abuse are also available.
Fun Outside of the Classroom
Physical Education and the Student Activities departments offer hands-on health resources for students. Phys Ed provides tangible avenues for students to participate in competitive and leisure sports activities. Student Activities organizes workshops and coordinates student clubs and associations at the College. Check out JAC Student Activities on Facebook.