Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is the primary healthcare facility for UWL & WTC students, providing high-quality care by appointment or via 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.
DID YOU KNOW?
Physical Therapy evaluations are covered by the SHC fee
See the PT pages for more
Fall Semester 2016 (thru 12/21)
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.)
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.
The SHC is closed University holidays
Who can use the Student Health Center?
All currently enrolled UWL or WTC students who've paid the Health Center Fee can use the Health Center. The Health Center Fee is automatically included in the tuition & fees statement for students registered for ≥1 UWL credit(s) or ≥6 WTC credits. Students should be prepared to show their UWL/WTC photo ID card before each Health Center appointment.
The Health Center is not available to employees of UWL or WTC; to local community members, or non-enrolled partners/spouses/children/relatives of UWL or WTC students.
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 meds 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.
If we'll be examining your lower back, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle or foot, bring/wear a pair of athletic shorts. Women should bring/wear a sports bra if we'll be examining your back or shoulder.
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
1910 South Ave La Crosse, WI 54601
University Police: 608-789-9999