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Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is the primary healthcare clinic for UWL & WTC students, providing high-quality care by appointment or Urgent Care

Call 608.785.8558 for appointments

Please inform the scheduler if you've traveled outside the U.S. in the past 2 months. If you have questions about the Zika virus, visit the CDC website.

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**Appointments are STRONGLY ADVISED unless your problem warrants urgent care**
**Scheduling an appointment is the best way to minimize your waiting time**
**You can make your own appointments if you create a WEB PORTAL account (below)**
**Same-day appointments become available at MIDNIGHT on the WEB PORTAL**
**Nurses are available for advice from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 608-785-5115**
**No referral is needed for PT; PT evaluations are covered by the SHC User Fee**
**If you have an injury not involving the neck & without broken skin, call PT to schedule**

Fall Semester 2016 (thru 12/21)

Appointment Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tues: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thurs: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (appts. only from 4:00-7:00 p.m.)

Urgent Care
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Tues: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Mon-Fri: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

STI WALK-IN CLINIC available during regular clinic hours.

J-Term Hours (1/3-1/20)
Mon & Thurs: 1-4 p.m.
Tues, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The SHC is closed University holidays

Physical Therapy hours

Student Health Web Portal

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refills!
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Who can use the Student Health Center?

All currently enrolled UWL or WTC students who've paid the Health Center User Fee can use the Health Center (students currently enrolled with ≥1 credits do NOT need to pay the SHC User Fee). Students should be prepared to show their UWL/WTC photo ID card before each Health Center appointment. 

The Health Center is not available to UWL or WTC employees, non-enrolled partners/spouses/children/relatives of UWL or WTC students, or local community members.

How much does it cost to use the Student Health Center?

There are nominal charges for laboratory services, radiographs (aka x-rays), minor procedures (e.g. wart removal), equipment/supplies (e.g. crutches, splints), medications (including contraceptives), and immunization or allergy injections. Any charges will be applied to the student account. See the Fees & costs page for more detail. WTC students will be charged a co-pay of $10 for each visit with a physician or nurse practitioner; $5 for each visit with a nurse or medical assistant, or $10 for every 10 Physical Therapy visits.

Do I need an appointment to use the Student Health Center?

Scheduling an appointment is the best way to minimize your waiting time. Appointments can be scheduled in person, over the phone (608-785-8558), or via the Student Health Web Portal. Same-day & walk-in urgent care visits are available for patients with concerns that warrant more immediate attention. Urgent care utilization is determined by urgency of need & NOT by scheduling convenience. Urgent care wait times are unpredictable & may be lengthy. Complex conditions, or those that have been present for weeks or months, are not likely to be fully remedied during an Urgent care visit.

What should I bring to my appointment?

For your first appointment, bring your student ID card, a list of any current medications, and a copy of your insurance card in case we need to refer you to another facility. It's a good idea to keep a list of your medications and a photocopy of your insurance card on your smartphone as well. If you happen to have notes/records from other healthcare providers pertaining to your SHC visit, bring these along as well. You do NOT need to bring cash unless 1) you are an Amity student OR 2) your appointment is very close to your graduation date. Amity students and near-graduates must pay cash at time of service for additonal services/equipment.

If we'll be examining your lower back, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle or foot, please bring or wear a pair of athletic shorts. Women should bring or wear a sports bra if we'll be examining the back or shoulder areas.

What about health insurance?

Health insurance is not required to use the Health Center and the Health Center does NOT file insurance claims for charged services or supplies. However, students are highly encouraged to obtain supplemental hospital-accident insurance to cover services such as hospitalization, emergency services, specialist care, major surgery, pharmacy, and ambulance transport. Charges for these services are not covered by the Student Health Center Fee. If health insurance 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. Students with US citizenship who are not covered under family policies are encouraged to consult the Marketplace website at www.healthcare.gov for information on health insurance.

Where is the Student Health Center? Where can I park?

The Student Health Center is on the 1st floor of UWL's Health Science Center, which is located at 13th & Badger Streets (UWL campus maps). Look for the overhead "Student Health Clinic" banner outside our clinic entrance.

For parking there is a metered lot on the South side of the Health Science Center (~$1.00/hr.) or free 2-hour street parking available around or near the Health Science Center. The Health Center cannot provide permits for the parking lot for patients or visitors.

What should I do for healthcare when the Student Health Center is closed?

Dial 911 if the situation is life-threatening. Otherwise La Crosse Mayo Clinic & Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center both provide 24-hour walk-in urgent care. Note: Payment for services at these facilities is your responsibility. The Health Center fee does NOT cover these services.  

La Crosse Mayo: 608-785-0940 
700 West Ave S La Crosse, WI 54601 

Gundersen-Lutheran: 608-782-7300 
1910 South Ave La Crosse, WI 54601

University Police: 608-789-9999