Health and Counseling

At the Center for Health and Counseling, students may receive health care, counseling, substance abuse evaluation and referral, health education and assistance with health insurance. Students must pay the health center fee to be eligible for these services.

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. Urgent care 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.

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, call 907-474-7043 or 474-7045 (TTY), fax 907-474-5777, e-mail, or visit online at