Student Health and Counseling Center

At the Student Health and Counseling Center, students may receive health care, counseling, substance abuse evaluation and referral, health education and assistance with student 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 preventive care, illness and injury are provided at no charge. Medications, laboratory services, medical supplies and some physical examinations 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 should call to schedule appointments. Students in emergency situations are usually seen the same day. The counseling staff also provide specialized evaluation and referral for alcohol and other drug problems at no charge when requested on a voluntary basis.

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

The student health insurance program for international and graduate students on a stipend is administered through the center. An insurance coordinator is available to answer questions about policy coverage and to help with information about how to file claims.

The Student Health and Counseling Center, on the second floor of the Whitaker Building, is open weekdays during the regular academic year and from Monday to Thursday during the summer. For more information, call 907-474-7043 or 474-7045 (TTY), fax 907-474-5777, email uaf-sh-cc@alaska.edu or visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/.