Health & Wellness Resources

NUGSS Health and Dental Plan 

The NUGSS Health and Dental Plan helps cover costs of pharmacy medications, dental, and other services. Regional students need to opt-in by the deadline to obtain coverage and the cost will be added to UNBC student fees. 

Counselling Services

South-Central students have access to multiple counselling services through Walmsley, UNBC Counselling, and Here2Talk. 

The professional counsellors at Walmsley are available to UNBC South-Central students for short and/or long term counselling services. Sessions are confidential and free of charge to current UNBC students. Students can call 1-800-481-5511 or visit their online website to request a counsellor. 

UNBC Counselling provides telephone and video counselling services to regional students. Students can book an appointment by calling 250-960-6369. In addition, UNBC Counselling regularly hosts workshops and events to inform students of practical skills to support mental wellness. They also maintain a list of general resources related to wellness, self-help, and community connections. 

All students registered in courses at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia have access to Here2Talk, which is a free 24/7 confidential counselling and community referral service. Students can call the toll-free number, 1-877-857-3397, to access this resource.

Food Bank

Students at the UNBC South-Central campus have access to the CNC Quesnel Student Union food bank that is located upstairs on-campus on Mondays through Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm for emergency food assistance and resources. 

CNCSU Student Food Bank

Northern Health

Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometres, including the City of Quesnel, and offers health services in over two dozen communities through 50 health locations. Students can access a variety of health services through Northern Health through their Medical Services Plan (MSP). Students can access the MSP coverage website on to learn more about how to enrol in MSP and the benefits of MSP. 

UNBC Medical Clinic

The UNBC Medical Clinic is located on the Prince George campus and is available to all registered students at UNBC. 

Urgent Support  

Emergency Services 
Phone: 9-1-1
This will connect you to police, fire, and ambulance services.

Emergency Dental
Hours: 24 hours
Phone: 250-563-2470

Here2Talk (mental health support)
Hours: 24 hours
Phone: 1-877-857-3397

Northern Crisis Line  
Hours: 24 hrs  
Phone: 250-563-1214  
Native Youth Crisis Hotline
Hours: 24 hrs  
Phone: 1-877-209-1266  
Multilingual Distress Line (English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, & Urdu)  
Hours: 10am-10pm  
Phone: 1-905-459-7777; Text Line: 1-905-278-4890  
University Hospital of Northern BC  
Phone: 250-565-2000  
Victim Services  
Phone: 250-561-3329