HPV Awareness

HPV Awareness

The HPV-9 vaccine is now a publicly funded vaccine. Anyone under the age of 27 can receive the vaccine free of charge. The Saitsa Student Health & Dental Plan covers the vaccine up to 80% for eligible students over the age of 27 years old. More info on the Student Health & Dental Plan here.


What is HPV?

HPV is a virus that causes skin and genital warts. HPV infection will often go away on its own. Some people get a long-term infection, which can lead to cancer of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus, mouth, or throat. HPV causes almost all cervical cancers. Learn more about HPV.

Questions about HPV?

Attend one of the virtual information sessions below:


  • Tuesday, September 28 @ 5:30 pm MST

The session with Dr. Nancy Durand MD, FRCS will go through what HPV is, signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment, and more.

Register to join here.


  • Tuesday, October 5 @ 5 pm MST

Join the Facebook Live info session organized by The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. These HPV experts will be answering all your questions about HPV, vaccine disruptions due to the pandemic, and more.

More info + link to join here.


Get the Vaccine

Phone the SAIT Health Clinic to arrange an appointment with a physician to discuss and receive the HPV vaccine. Anyone 27 years of age or older, must have a physician prescription to purchase the HPV vaccine.


SAIT Health Clinic Contact

Monday to Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm (Phone hours are 8:15 am – 4:15 pm)

Phone: 403.284.8666

Location: NR041, Senator Burns building

The clinic can only be accessed from outside via the main entrance on the NE corner. There is no clinic access from inside the Senator Burns building.

Health & Dental Process for Fall 2021

As of July 5, 2021; Saitsa will be accepting Health & Dental Opt-Out forms for the Fall 2021 semester. As soon as you are registered or begin self-registration for the Fall 2021 semester you are able to submit a Health & Dental Opt-Out form.

You have until July 26 to send your completed Health & Dental opt-out form to Saitsa for processing before the tuition fee deadline in order to receive Opt-Out credits before paying tuition fees. All other Health & Dental opt-outs processed after July 26 will follow SAIT’s refund policy where credit balances may be applied to future terms.

SAIT Refunds: Credit balances, for students who are registered or plan to register in a future term, will be carried forward and applied as appropriate to that future term.  Refundable balances will also be assessed at the end of the academic year for refunding. More info here.