Eligible student: Must be a current student taking at least 6 credit hours and has paid the $135 health center fee.
Eligible students can access the medical and counseling services available at the Student Health Center.
A Consent for release of information is required when requesting your records. Please allow 24 hours notice if you would like a copy of your records or need a prescription refilled.
Location of Student Health and Counseling
2nd Floor of the Whitaker Bldg, it's the same building as fire and police dept and across from the Wood Center and bus turnaround.
Hours of Service for Eligible Students
Our regular hours during the academic year are: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Students that have paid the semester based health center fee of $135 are eligible for services. Students taking 9 or more credits in the classroom on the main campus are automatically assessed this fee. Students taking between 6-8 credits or less than 9 credits on the main campus (ex: web based classes) have the option of paying this fee if they would like to receive services at the student health center.Hours of service are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. Closed weekends and UAF holidays.
Summer Semester health center fee is $70 and based on students taking 6 credit hours during the summer, or other eligibility criteria. (see summertime services)
Student Health and Counseling Appointments and Late policy
We see students on an appointment basis. Our goal is to meet the medical and counseling needs of the UAF students and work with the student's schedule as much as we can. We ask students to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment time, because there may be paperwork/computer questions that will take time. (ex: appt is at 9:00 am, student must arrive at 8:45 am.)
We understand that things come up from time to time but as a courtesy to
other students and in an effort to keep our staff from running behind schedule,
we have the following late policy.
Students that are 10 minutes late for a medical appointment will be rescheduled.
Students that are 15 minutes or more late for counseling appointments will have to reschedule their counseling appointments with their counselor and may be charged the $25 no show fee.
Please be sure we have your correct email address because email reminders are sent out in advance and if you would like a text reminder, we also have that feature available.
If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at 474-7043.
To make a secure online gift to the UAF Student Health and Counseling Center, please go to the link below to access the form. You will receive an automatic gift confirmation and a gift receipt to follow. Thank you for your support!
After-Hours Mental Health Service Now Offered
The UAF Student Health and Counseling Center now offers after-hours counseling services for students who need immediate mental health care. The Center has employed a counseling service that has professional counselors on staff available to serve our students when we are closed which is evenings, weekends, and during university holidays. To access the service, the student just needs to call our Center’s phone number, 474-7043 and follow the instructions for connecting to the service. Rural Students, click on link for instructions on how to access after hours services: http://www.uaf.edu/chc/counseling-services-1/rural-student-after-hours/
Happy Lights Loan for students
Students can check "happy lights" out at the Student Health & Counseling Center for a limited time to see if it helps them. We usually check them out for 2 weeks. If the student finds the light beneficial, they can then purchase one for themselves. The lights are not meant be loaned out on an extended use term, but temporary.
Amazon has a variety of happy lights are various prices: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=happy+lights
Resource & Advocacy Center on Campus
The Resource and Advocacy Center at UAF provides advocacy and resource referral to students, staff and faculty survivors of power-based personal violence. The office is staffed by advocates and provides confidential resources on campus. An advocate is available 24/7 at 474-6360. http://www.uaf.edu/woodcenter/services/rac/
See Community Resources link for after hours and weekend clinics available.
These blocks of time have been specifically set aside for a same day illness. If you cannot keep your appointment please call 474-7043 and cancel. If you fail to show up for your same day appointment there will be a $15 "No Show Fee" put on your student account.