For Wellness Services During The Summer Months:Health Services:
For on campus FIRST AID call (#2099) or 604-513-2121, ext. 2099
For Medical Emergencies call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital located at 22051 Fraser Highway.
Nearest local medical clinics:
Grove Medical Centre
401 – 21183 – 88 Ave (6 minutes from TWU)
Mon. - Fri. 8 AM – 9 PM
Weekends/holidays 10 AM – 5 PM
Glover Medical Clinic
101 – 5796 Glover Rd (9 minutes from TWU)
Mon. – Thurs. 8 AM – 8 PM Fri. – 8 AM – 5 PM
Weekends/holidays 9 AM – 5 PM
Willoughby Medical Centre
20202 66 Ave (9 minutes from TWU)
Mon. – Thurs. 9 AM – 9 PM
Fri. 9 AM – 7 PM
Weekends/holiday10 AM – 6 PM
Langley Public Health
20389 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC V3A 7N2
For non-emergency medical advice call 811 for Healthlink BC or visit www.healthlinkbc.ca
For other Health Service inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
For Health Insurance questions contactSandy.Schellenberg@twu.ca
For Counselling Emergencies:
Please call the 24 hour crisis line at 604-951-8855. If you need urgent help, call 911
For Non-Emergency Counselling:
For other Counselling Service inquiries email@example.com
Equity of Access and Learning Resources:
Equity of Access Office: The Equity of Access Office will continue to serve students registered in Spring and Summer classes. Please arrange appointments ahead of time due to reduced availability.
Academic Coaching: The Academic Coaches are employed during the Fall and Winter semesters and consequently will not be available during the Spring and Summer. Please contact Dave Stinson if you have any questions. (local 3404, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Writing Centre: Writing Centre appointments will continue to be available on a limited basis through the Spring and Summer by booking on-line using the Student Portal. Tutoring appointments move to the Northwest Building during the Spring and Summer.
All programs (clubs, club teams, intramurals, fitness classes, etc.) provided by Rec Services wrap up at the end of April. There is no programming over the summer months. Fall offerings will start in September. If you have any questions please contact Mike Teeter (local 3441, email@example.com)
Zika virus infection is caused by a virus which is primarily spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It can also be transmitted by an infected pregnant woman to her developing baby and sexually transmitted by an infected man to his partner. Symptoms can include fever, headache, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and skin rash, along with joint and muscle pain. The illness is typically mild and lasts only a few days and the majority of those infected do not have symptoms. There is no vaccine or medication that protects against Zika virus infection.
Zika virus is occurring in many regions of the world. Local transmission of Zika virus was first reported in the Americas in 2015. Currently there is ongoing local transmission in many countries of South Asia, Western Pacific Islands, and South and Central America, including the Caribbean, and Mexico.
In addition, Brazil has reported a significant increase in the number of newborns with microcephaly (abnormally small head) and a number of countries have reported an increase in the number of cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disorder. Experts now agree that Zika virus infection causes both of these disorders.
There have been travel-related cases of Zika virus reported in Canada in returned travellers from countries with ongoing Zika virus outbreaks.
On March 8, 2016 the World Health Organization declared that the clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders, continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy avoid travel to countries with ongoing Zika virus outbreaks. All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites. For additional recommendations please see the section below.
For the latest updates on countries affected by Zika virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's list of countries with reported locally acquired Zika virus.
This travel health notice will be updated as more information becomes available.
Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic preferably six weeks before you travel.
Feb, 22, 2016
Dear campus community,
The Zika virus, which is currently circulating in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, has received a great deal of media attention lately. The virus may be a new risk for anyone travelling to these regions, especially pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant.
The only cases of Zika virus reported in Canada have been travel-related. There have been no reported cases of locally acquired Zika virus. The type of mosquito that is known to spread the virus to humans is not found in Canada.
There is currently no vaccine against the Zika virus; however, efforts to make one have begun.
Symptoms can include fever, headache, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and rash, along with joint and muscle pain. The illness lasts only a few days.
Trinity Western University’s recommendation for students and staff travelling to affected areas is to follow the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations. This level-two advisory for Canadians planning to travel to the affected areas says the following:
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THESE RELIABLE RESOURCES:
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We wish everyone safe travels during the upcoming reading break. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Michele Regehr, RN, BN
Assistant Director of Wellness Centre and Campus Nurse I Wellness Centre
Trinity Western University I t: 604.513.2121 (3611) I f: 604.513.2041 I e: firstname.lastname@example.org