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 healthservices@algomau.ca.

The Student Health Services department is located in SH 216, directly across from the Student Foodbank.

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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 generalmanager@ausu.algomau.ca.

I.M. Well

I.M. Well

I.M. Well provides free 24/7 access to the following services:

  • Mental wellness
  • Live chat
  • Counselling
  • Support centre
  • Campus and community resources
  • Interactive mood log
  • Health reminders
  • Crisis support
Dr. Sarah White

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 Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm. Times are subject to change, closures will be posted.

To book an appointment, please contact doctor@algomau.ca.

Phone: 705-949-2301 ext. 4763 (non-urgent calls, medical advice will not be provided over the phone)

Fax: 705-946-7357

Andrew Johnstone

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

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.

Emily Youngson

Emily Youngson, Counsellor

Emily Youngson is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Work, practicing in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She is a graduate with an Honours Bachelors of Social Work Degree fro Algoma University. She has worked as a Housing Support Worker and Central Access Worker within the Canadian Mental Health Association, as well as a Social Worker for the FJ Davey Home. She holds certificates in several areas, such as safeTALK, ASIST, and Mental Health First Aid. She is very passionate about her work and about her clients. She hopes to create positive change within the community in regards to stigma towards Mental Health and Addictions. Her counselling hours at the University are Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 3:30pm and Saturdays from 2 – 4pm (drop-in service, no appt required: 11am – 2pm).

Jamie Petty

Jamie Petty, Intake Worker/Peer-to-Peer Support Person

Jamie Petty originates from Sault Ste. Marie and graduated with distinction from the Social Service Worker program at Sault College. During her studies, she was a recipient of the City of Sault Ste. Marie scholarship award. As part of her studies, she completed a placement at Algoma Family Services within the School-based Supports Program where she gained experience in adolescent mental health counselling and ongoing case management. She also assisted with the facilitation of a 10 week psycho-educational group for Gr 7/8 students. Jamie has obtained experience at Employment Solutions where her main role involved duties as an Intake Worker and Walk-in Employment Consultant. Her niche interest during this time at Employment Solutions was the Youth Employment Program. Jamie is certified in Mental Health First Aid. She is looking forward to supporting students in her new role as the Algoma University Intake Worker/Peer-to-Peer Support Person. Her intake hours at the university are as follows:

  • 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 healthservices@algomau.ca.

Kim Langevin

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 dentalhygienist@algomau.ca.