Allergy Prevention & Maintenance

At UBC and within the wider community there are many resources available to help you become more informed about allergy prevention and maintenance:

  • Allergy Development in the Workplace: Please contact the in-house Occupational & Preventive Health (O&PH) program for details. Animal Care Technicians are automatically enrolled in the program due to their exposure to animal species or exposure to infectious biological agents. O&PH offers confidential services to employees in a clinical setting and can help with employees concerned about allergy development in the workplace.
     
  • Dietician Services: The UBC Extended Health plan covers services from a registered and licensed dietician* at 80% of reasonable and customary charges and the annual maximum is $600 per person combined with the following practitioners: licensed speech therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, homeopath, podiatrist, chiropodist, osteopath, naturopath, audiologist or occupational therapist. No doctor's referral is required
     
  • Naturopathic Services: The UBC Extended Health plan covers services from a registered and licensed naturopath* at 80% of reasonable and customary charges (100% for Childcare employees) and the annual maximum is $600 per person combined with the following practitioners: licensed speech therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, homeopath, podiatrist, chiropodist, osteopath, dietician, audiologist or occupational therapist. No doctor's referral is required.
     
  • 12 Weeks to Wellness: 12-Weeks to Wellness Program is a free self-directed program facilitated through UBC's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider Homewood Health, which offers a comprehensive approach to behaviour change. You will have access to life coaching, nutritional counselling, and a health risk assessment over the 12-week period. This service is conducted over the telephone.
     
  • Nutrition Counselling: UBC's free Nutrition Counseling service, available through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider Homewood Health, assists employees to learn healthy eating habits to improve weight loss, energy and resistance to disease. It offers a comprehensive Nutritional Counseling Service that includes a nutritional assessment, personalized food plans, and one-on-one coaching sessions by telephone. A sample of lifestyle themes include weight management, lactose intolerance, heart smart diets, and energy boosting diets.

*Tip – obtain the credentials of your practitioner in advance and contact Sun Life at 1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-661-7334 to confirm if their services are eligible.