How To Enrol in OPH

The enrolment process consists of:

  • booking an appointment with our occupational health nurse;
  • completing an electronic risk assessment questionnaire prior to your appointment;
  • attending an assessment appointment with a copy of your vaccination records. Our nurse will review your risk factors, recommend appropriate programs and services, and begin providing you with needed services, such as ordering lab work or beginning a vaccination series.

Book an appointment

You will need to book an appointment with us so that we can review your workplace exposure risks and recommend services and programs to help protect your health and wellbeing.

Please send us an email to book an appointment. Be sure to state the reason for your visit and your availability times in the email. We will respond to your email to confirm your appointment time.

We offer telephone appointments too. Let us know if you’d like to complete your appointment with our nurse over the phone.

Risk assessment questionnaire

Once you have scheduled your appointment, we will send you a link to complete an electronic questionnaire. This questionnaire asks you for some details about the type of work you do, including what types of risk factors may be present in your workplace.

Bring your immunization records to your appointment

Appointments are held at the UBC Health Clinic in Vancouver. Please bring your vaccination records with you to your first appointment. If you don’t have these records, please check with your family doctor, travel clinic, or local public health unit in the community where you attended school as a child or teen. If you are unable to obtain your vaccination records, please be prepared to discuss your vaccination history with the nurse.

If you work at a campus other than the UBC Campus in Vancouver, you can conduct your first assessment appointment over the phone. Please ensure you are in a private area for the duration of your 60-minute appointment to protect your privacy and confidentiality.

Learn about our recommended services

The services we will offer you are based on your workplace exposure risks. These services include vaccinations, targeted programs based on your job duties, and consultations with our occupational health physician.

Notice of Enrolment for your records

After your appointment we will send you and your supervisor a Notice of Enrolment for your health & safety records. Your supervisor is ultimately responsible for your health and safety in the workplace. Supervisors have a duty to tell you of the risks you may encounter while at work. A supervisor is any person who orients, instructs and directs workers in the performance of their job duties, and may not always have the official title of “supervisor.”

We will not share any of your personal medical information with your supervisor. However, your supervisor will be notified that you have enrolled in the O&PH program. Your supervisor will need to keep this information on file to show that they have complied with WorkSafeBC Regulation 6.39 and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidelines regarding medical surveillance.