Student Health Center
1st Floor, Health Science Center
The Student Health Center, a member of the American College Health Association, provides medical, nursing, and physical therapy services in the form of outpatient and urgent care as well as prevention of illness or injury. The staff consists of Board Certified physicians, a certified nurse practitioner, two registered nurses with certification in college health nursing, physical therapists who are also certified athletic trainers, physical therapist's assistants, medical lab technologists, health information managers, and office staff. The Health Center staff are experienced in working with the health care needs of college students and are dedicated to providing high quality care and assistance.
Services are available to students who are registered for a minimum of seven credits each semester. The student health fee is automatically included in the fulltime student fee statement. Students enrolled for six credits or less may also use the Health Center if they pay the student health fee.
All information in a student's health record is entirely confidential and is not released to anyone without the student's written consent. Students may schedule an appointment to review their medical records.
Students can be seen at the Health Center by scheduled appointments, same day appointments and walk-in clinic. Appointments are available weekdays when school is in session from 8 a.m.4 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Students who need emergency medical care when the Health Center is closed should go to the emergency department or walk-in clinic of either of the La Crosse hospitals.
Students are not required to have insurance to receive care at the Health Center. Payment of student fees covers this cost. However, students are strongly encouraged to obtain supplemental hospital/accident insurance to cover such expenses as hospitalization, emergency services, specialist care, pharmacy, and ambulance transport. The student health fee does not cover these costs. If coverage is available through a family plan, students are urged to have the name of the insurance carrier and policy/subscriber numbers available on campus. For those students not covered under family policies, a supplemental insurance plan is available through the university.