Health & Wellbeing Services

Important Note: For all emergencies, please contact Campus Security (403) 343-4000. RDP’s Campus Security members are trained in emergency response, first aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use.

Our Team

At Campus Health & Wellbeing Services, our team consists of registered health nurses who are committed to maintaining a safe environment where students and employees can feel supported and receive confidential nursing care on a walk-in or appointment basis pertaining to their emotional and physical wellbeing as well as community referrals, immunization review and disability management.

Staying Healthy on Campus

Stay Home if You Are Ill
If you are unwell, stay home to take care of yourself and to keep our campus community healthy.
Wash/Sanitize your Hands
Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly. More than 300 hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout our campuses.
Supports & Resources
Missing classes or work may cause added stress, but we're here to support you. Learn more about the available resources below.
General Information

Office Hours & Location

Room 901, Main Campus

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

*closed daily 12pm-1pm (lunch hour)

Contact us at (403) 342-3427 or by email


Nursing Services

Our team can help with:

  • Over-the-counter medications for symptom relief
  • Nursing assessments and care
  • Injury and burn first aid treatment
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • On-campus response for medical emergencies
  • Assistance with finding community resources
  • Equipment loan crutches
Courses, Labs & Seminars
  • Contact your instructor if you are ill. Be sure to discuss any upcoming exams or assignments with them. 
  • Follow any illness-reporting protocols that each of your instructors has established and shared for your courses, labs and seminars.  
  • If your instructor is ill, they will either: 
    • Move the class online (if possible) if they are symptomatic but well enough to teach, OR
    • Cancel class, if they are unwell.  
  • Information about class cancellations will be posted on your classroom door and also shared as a message through BlackBoard. 
Final Exams & Course Completion

If you are unwell when you have a final examination scheduled, you can apply for a Deferred Final Examination, as identified in the Final Examinations Policy. Students should submit completed forms with medical documentation to admissions@rdpolytech.ca. You will receive an email to your RDP email address with further information. 

If you cannot complete your courses as a result of illness, you can apply for a late drop. A late drop does require documentation that you are ill. The Late Drop Request should be submitted to admissions@rdpolytech.ca

Information for All Faculty & Staff
  • If you are ill, please do not come to RDP's campuses until you are well. Seek medical assistance if needed.
  • Refer to the Government of Alberta's website for current recommendations regarding respiratory illnesses.
  • Contact your supervisor (Director, Dean, Associate Dean, Chair, Manager, etc.) to discuss working arrangements if you are unwell.   
  • Access your TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks account) to connect with a variety of support services. 
  • If your illness lasts more than five days, faculty and staff members should contact Campus Health & Wellbeing Services (formerly the Health, Safety & Wellness team) to discuss Short Term Disability. Please see the People and Culture tab on TheLoop for Collective Agreement and Sick Leave information.  

The Serenity Room

Looking for a space for quiet reflection, meditation or prayer? The Serenity Room is a dedicated space for students, staff and faculty to do just that. 

  • Room 2400
  • Open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • During evenings, weekends and holidays, you may request a key from the main security desk (picture ID is required)

As a reminder, this room is not intended for eating, sleeping, studying or meetings.


Campus Health & Wellbeing Services (Room 901, main campus)
Phone: 403.342.3427

Email Us