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Center for Health and Counseling

At the Center for Health and Counseling, students may receive health care, counseling, substance abuse evaluation and referral, disability services, health education and assistance with health insurance. Students must pay the health center fee to be eligible for these services. Disability services are available to all enrolled students at no charge.

The medical staff provides primary health care and referrals for specialty medical services when appropriate. General office visits for illness and injury are provided at no charge. Physical examinations, medications, laboratory services and medical supplies are provided at reduced cost. Students should call for appointments. Emergency appointments are available when necessary.

The counseling staff offers individual, group and crisis intervention counseling. Counselors, all with graduate-level training, assist with a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments. Students in emergency situations are usually seen the same day. The counseling staff also provides specialized evaluation and referral for alcohol and other drug problems at no charge when requested on a voluntary basis. There is a charge for mandatory evaluations.

The center also provides disability services for eligible students. For details, see Disability Services below.

Professional staff provide information, health education and referral for individuals and groups seeking to maintain or improve upon physical and mental health.

The Student Health Insurance program is administered through the center. An insurance coordinator is available to answer questions about policy coverage and to assist with information about how to file claims.

The Center for Health and Counseling, located on the second floor of the Whitaker Building, is open weekdays during the regular academic year. For more information, telephone (907) 474-7043 or 474-7045 (TTY), fax (907) 474-5777, e-mail fyheaco@uaf.edu, or visit online at www.uaf.edu/chc/.

Disability Services

The Disability Services program, located at the Center for Health and Counseling, provides services to students with documented disabilities. Its goal is to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at UAF. Services are free of charge and available to any student who qualifies as an individual with a disability and is enrolled in at least one credit hour.

Disability Services maintains adaptive computer workstations at several places on campus for the benefit of students with disabilities. Workstations include voice activated software, screen enlargers and screen readers. UAF has an accessible shuttle bus service equipped with a wheelchair lift for transportation on campus. Most campus buildings, and some student residence halls, are accessible. A complete student handbook of services is available on request and on the Center for Health and Counseling website.

For more information contact the coordinator of Disability Services at the Center for Health and Counseling, telephone (907) 474-7043 and (907) 474-7045 (TTY), e-mail fydso@uaf.edu, or online at www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.htm.

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