Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness Building with blue sky

Health and Wellness Clinics


Georgian College community health and wellness clinics help meet local demand for health care services in Barrie and beyond. Community members benefit from the care provided by students and health care professionals at a reduced price.

Georgian College health and wellness clinics

Clinic offerings


Our clinics are real-world learning environments for our students, providing them practical experience with clients under the guidance of experienced professionals including nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, registered massage therapists and others.

Client FAQ


As a client visiting the campus, what safety protocols must I follow?

Please review our new COVID-19  campus safety protocols.

What is my role as a client? 

As a client, we ask that you support our clinic philosophy:

Students need time to develop their clinical skills-missed appointments and last-minute cancellations affect the success of students who are trying to meet their learning requirements; therefore, we ask that you make the commitment of time and patience.

A copy of the Client Code of Conduct is available here for more information.

Can I submit an insurance claim? 

As our students are not yet licensed healthcare professionals, many of our clients have been unsuccessful in having their claims reimbursed. We suggest that you contact your insurance provider before booking an appointment to determine your eligibility.

Exceptions to this rule are the Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic and the Optical Clinic. Denturism services do qualify for Ontario Works Claims in some regions including Simcoe County. Please ask for further information when booking an appointment.

Am I allowed to bring food and drinks inside the clinic? 

In accordance with Health and Safety, food and drinks are not permitted inside the clinics.

What is your policy on electronic devices in the clinic? 

In accordance with our privacy regulations and to ensure client confidentiality, the use of cell phones or any type of electronic or recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the clinic space. You are asked to turn off and store all electronic devices while inside the clinic. Stored electronics should be turned off or set on mute in consideration of others.

What are my payment options?

  • Debit
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Georgian OneCard-Available in some clinics
  • *Cash will no longer be accepted due to the COVID-19 pandemic

What is the cancellation policy? 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have decided to suspend our cancellation policy. We ask that out of respect for student learning that you make every effort to attend your appointment unless you are ill. When clients do not come to appointments, the result is that our students do not have the ability to practice their skills and show that they have met their learning outcomes. This puts their ability to be successful in their program at risk.

The Oral Health Clinic policy states that a minimum of 24-hour notice for appointment cancellations is required. Two or more missed appointments or short notice cancellations may result in dismissal from the clinic. We do completely understand and support if you need to miss your appointment due to illness.

Am I allowed to smoke on the Georgian College property?

Effective May 6, 2019, there will be no smoking on Georgian property. Find out more about a smoke-free Georgian College.

What has changed due to COVID-19?

In an effort to keep clients, students and staff safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic we have made a number of changes in our Health and Wellness Clinics to meet the most strict regulatory and Public Health policies and recommendations. These include:

  • Entry is only at the front doors facing Duckworth St.
  • You will be screened before you can enter and asked the most up to date screening questions available from Public Health. The fastest way for you to go through this process is to use the mobile device app that you can find for download here: Safe@Georgian. Clients who do not pass the screening will need to reschedule their appointment by phone.
  • If you do not arrive with your own face covering, one will be provided. Masks with valves will not be an acceptable option as they do not filter out the COVID-19 virus and they allow for transmission to occur.
  • We ask that you bring your own pen to complete any forms at the clinics.
  • Do not bring non-essential items. You will be given a large ziploc bag for your personal items. Items that do not fit into the bag may not be brought into the clinic.
  • We will have only a few chairs for seating in the foyer and there will be no space for other guests to wait. If you require special accommodation regarding this, please let us know.
  • Only the person with the appointment will be allowed into the clinic as well as up to one caregiver, substitute decision maker or legal guardian (this must be arranged ahead of time).
  • Washrooms will have limits on how many people can be in them at once.
  • Some clinics will look very different with plexiglass barriers, plastic room enclosures etc. in order to practice as safely as possible.
  • Cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment.
Customer Service Representative behind plexiglass barrier to stop the spread of COVID-19

Clinics in the spotlight


Parking


Cars parked in a line with a sign that says reserved for clinic patrons only

Clinic clients receive FREE parking until Dec. 31!

Park in a “Reserved Clinic Client” parking space in front of the Sadlon Centre for Health and give your licence plate information to the customer service representative when you register.

If you would like to park in any of the large lots, please make sure that you register for that spot using the Honk Mobile app to avoid a fine.

For general information about parking at the Barrie Georgian Campus, visit our parking page.

New client appointment forms (samples only – do not print)


When you arrive at our clinics as a new client, you will be given forms to complete. Due to COVID-19 we are asking clients to bring their own pens to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Please make sure you bring with you any information you might need to complete these including a list of any medications you currently take.

Collecting this information allows us to provide you with the most appropriate health care when you visit our clinics, to train and educate future health care providers and to promote interprofessional practice between all of our Health and Wellness Clinics.

Please note: Our Nurse Practitioner Clinic, Optical Clinic and Hair Studio currently don’t have forms that need to be completed prior to your appointment.

Clinic Locations


All health clinics are located in the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences (M building) at the Barrie Campus. The clinics are wheelchair accessible.

  • Acupuncture Clinic – M148
  • Georgian College Optical – M153
  • Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic – M233
  • Massage Therapy Clinic – M148
  • Oral Health Clinic – M141
  • Spa and Esthetics Clinic – M146
  • Hair Studio – A109, Centre for Engineering Technologies
Image of the Sadlon Health Centre, as well as stone that says Georgian College Barrie Campus