Occupational & Preventive Health

UBC’s Occupational & Preventive Health (OPH) unit provides confidential and free programs and services to help protect the health and safety of staff, faculty and paid students working both on and off-campus, including UBC Okanagan and hospital sites.


To request an appointment with a nurse

Contact OPH 

What can OPH help with?

  • Immunization review with an Occupational Health Nurse
  • Vaccinations, tests, and screenings based on workplace exposure risks
  • Clearance to work
  • Medical clearance for respirator fit testing
  • Post-exposure follow-up
  • Pregnancy planning and resources
  • Occupational allergy care
  • Assessments of workplace risks for exposure to infectious agents (i.e. Hepatitis B Virus)
  • Consultations with the OPH Physician
  • Specialist referrals


Explore these popular Occupational Health topics

Blood And body fluid exposure

Do you know what to do if you are exposed to human blood or body fluid (BBF) at work? OPH provides occupational vaccinations and follow-up care. Check out the Exposure Control Plan below to review the step-by-step quick reference for BBF exposures.

Exposure Control Plan (PDF) 

Lab animal allergies 

Do you know the signs and symptoms of Lab Animal Allergies? Early identification helps reduce Lab Animal Allergies risks. OPH provides allergy symptom monitoring and intervention.

Read the Exposure Control plan to learn more.

Exposure Control Plan (PDF) 

Pregnancy AND chemical exposure

Do you have questions about your workplace exposures and pregnancy? OPH provides Nurse consultations to support healthy pregnancy at work. If you work with chemicals, check out the Exposure Control Plans for additional safety information.

Exposure Control Plans (link)

Contact OPH


Clinic Location: 
David Strangway Building

311-5950 University Blvd.

Vancouver BC, V6T1Z3


Tel: 604-827-4713
E-mail: oph.info@ubc.ca


Health & Wellbeing Disclaimer

The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information only and should not serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified physicians, mental health care providers, or other health care providers. External resources have been carefully selected but are not produced by UBC and UBC is not responsible for the content nor does UBC endorse products or services mentioned on these sites. Suggested links and resources are intended to educate but not to replace UBC policies, procedures or advice from health professionals.

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