Perth Campus Health Services
Perth Campus Health Services provides professional and confidential medical services. Our nurse practitioner provides assessment and treatment of minor illnesses or injury with no appointment necessary.
Times Available at Perth
Monday: 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 6 pm
Jacqueline Kirkland – Nurse Practitioner
(613) 267-2859 ext 6546
A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed graduate-level education (either a Master of nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree). Nurse practitioners treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. NPs can diagnose a wide range of acute and chronic diseases (within their scope of practice) and provide appropriate treatment for patients, including prescribing medications. NPs can serve as a patient’s primary health care provider, and see patients of all ages depending on their specialty (family, pediatrics, geriatrics, etc.). The core philosophy of the field is individualized care that focuses on patients’ conditions as well as the effects of illness on the lives of the patients and their families. NPs make prevention, wellness, and patient education priorities. In addition to health care services, NPs conduct research and are often active in patient advocacy activities. To become licensed/certified to practice, Nurse Practitioners hold national board certification in an area of specialty (such as family, women’s health, pediatrics, adult, acute care, etc.), and are licensed through the state nursing boards.
Start Early to get Medical Forms for Program Entry!
If you need to submit medical forms for your program you need to plan ahead and start early! Forms must be submitted prior to field placements. The process usually takes a minimum of two weeks to complete, but may take up to four weeks depending on your immunization history. The nurse practitioner can help you with the completion of the forms and all required blood work, immunizations and TB testing.
PLEASE NOTE: Some programs have specific deadlines for form completion. If you have any questions regarding requirements or deadlines, please contact your program coordinator.
Health Services for Students
- Birth control information, and emergency contraception – Plan B
- Emergency treatment for minor injury or illness
- Treatment for headaches, colds, etc.
- Flu shots (during flu season as established by Public Health)
- Health and nutrition counselling (stress, exercise, quit smoking, drugs, alcohol)
- Note: for academic, career or personal counseling, please see Counselling Services
- Blood tests required for your programs medical form
- Tuberculosis (TB) testing
- Vaccinations, including Hepatitis B, tetanus, and MMR (mumps/measles/rubella)
In cooperation with Counselling Services and the Centre for Students with Disabilities, we offer help with almost any problem you may have.