Health and Wellness Centre - Prince George Campus

CNC has a Health and Wellness Centre that provides a comprehensive range of services, including nurse practitioner and physician clinics for current students of CNC.

The aim of our Clinic is to provide primary care for current students of CNC who do not have a family doctor, or for those who require non-urgent walk in services.

Centre location

Room 1 - 460 — The Health and Wellness Centre is located on the 1st Floor, off the Dental Wing at the CNC Prince George Campus. The Centre is accessed via the Dental Clinic on the Main floor.

Centre hours


Summer hours: We will be closed from June 27 through August 5, 2014. Reopening again Wednesday August 6, 2014.




Nurse Practitioner Hours

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Walk in (first come, first served)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Scheduled appointments

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Walk in (first come, first served)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Scheduled appointments

Physician Hours



1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Scheduled appointments


Making an appointment

Appointments can be made as follows:

  • Telephone: 250-562-2131, Ext. 5377
  • Dropping by Room 1-460, during the Centre's posted Hours
  • Email: (non-urgent request only as email is only checked once per day)

First time visitors

Prior to seeing the Nurse Practitioner or Physician for the first time, please complete a brief medical history. These forms are available at the Centre, Room 1-460, during clinic hours.


There is no charge for registered CNC students who are covered by BC Medical. The Centre is a partnership between the College of New Caledonia, and the Northern Health Authority; your BC Medical Care Card number will be required for you to be able to receive services.

Services provided include

  • prescription refills
  • referral to other health care services
  • wart removal
  • well woman exams (PAP, STI/HIV testing)
  • IUD insertions

Health Sciences students — Get all your immunizations up-to-date!

For all our CNC Health Sciences students needing up-to-date immunizations due to course requirements, Health & Wellness can help you complete your Pink Sheets.

Cost is $30.00 per student—cash only

Please bring your CareCard when you arrive and plan to stay for 15 minutes after your immunization.

Feel free to make an appointment (250-562-2131 ext 5377) or drop in to the Clinic on a first-come, first served basis.

Cervarix campaign coming to a close

Ensure that you have your series of 3 injections completed.

Our Nurse Practitioner & Our Physician

Family Nurse Practitioner Sherry Preston, R.N., B.Sc.N., N.P., has more than 28 years of nursing experience in a broad range of clinical areas. She came to Prince George in 1999 and completed her Master’s in Science of Nursing: family Nurse Practitioner in 2009. She has also taught in the practical nursing and nursing programs at our college.

Nurse Practitioners are experienced registered nurses who complete an approved educational program at a Master’s level that includes additional advanced clinical training. Their education prepares them to diagnose and treat common health problems including prescribing medications, ordering tests and referring clients to other healthcare providers including physician specialists.

Sherry Preston 

Dr. Heather Smith was born and raised in Prince George and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Community Health. She graduated with her medical degree in 2008 from the first Northern Medical Program (NMP) class at UNBC. She did two years of residency at various sites in Newfoundland before returning home in August, 2010.

"There are some things in my scope of practice that aren’t in Sherry’s which allows us to have a broader range of service," said Smith. "We’re filling a gap in the health-care system. When students are living away from home, it’s hard to see the same doctor all the time. At CNC, you’re going to get good care all the time, which is better for your health."


healther smith

Teaching and Learning Centre

The Health & Wellness Centre is a teaching and learning centre for students in programs at UNBC including the Nurse Practitioner program and the Medical Program.