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
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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.
We have 3 confirmed cases of mumps at UWL. We have been working with the LaCrosse County Health Dept. to inform the campus & care for students. For information on mumps, including potential complications, how to prevent infection & vaccination recommendations, visit the CDC website &/or see documents below.
UWL Mumps Info Mumps FAQs Mumps InfoPoster
**Appointments are STRONGLY ADVISED unless your concern is urgent**
**Scheduling an appointment is the best way to minimize your wait time**
**You can make your own appointments if you create a WEB PORTAL account (below)**
**Same-day appointments become available on the WEB PORTAL after MIDNIGHT **
**Nurses are available for advice from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (608-785-5115)**
**Referrals are NOT needed for Physical Therapy**
**Physical Therapy evaluations are covered by the SHC User Fee**
**For injuries that do NOT involve the neck, chest/ribs, or broken skin, call PT to schedule**
Spring 2017 (1/23-5/12)
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.-4:00 p.m.
Thurs: 4:00-7:00 p.m. (appts. only)
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
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AND 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Tues: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AND 1:00-3:30 p.m.
The SHC is closed University holidays
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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 former or non-enrolled UWL or WTC students, 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 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 too) 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 to your first appointment 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 the area of concern involves the 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.
How do I fill/refill a medication prescription?
How do I fill a prescription?
Student Health Center Dispensary Medication
When you are seen as a patient in the SHC, the provider may dispense medication to you from our Dispensary. This is a convenient & cost effective alternative to taking a prescription to a pharmacy. Many of these prescriptions are for acute illnesses (e.g. antibiotics, symptom relief medications) but some ongoing medications (e.g. anti-depressants, birth control pills, etc.) are also available. These medications are prescribed by a provider during a clinic visit. Since the SHC is not a pharmacy, we are NOT able to fill prescriptions from outside medical providers.
Refilling Student Health Center Dispensary Medication
If you received the medication from the SHC dispensary (i.e. your medication was given to you at the SHC), & the medication is a continuing prescription, you may request refills by pressing the “Refill a Prescription” button at the top of the SHC website home page. You will need to fill out the form with your name, the name & dosage of the medication, & your phone number.
You must have a current prescription from an SHC provider in order to receive refills from the dispensary.
What to do when you get a written prescription to take to the pharmacy.
If you have been given a printed or written prescription for a medication, follow the steps below to fill:
- Take the prescription to your preferred pharmacy.
- Present the printed prescription to the pharmacy, along with your INSURANCE CARD
- The pharmacy will fill your prescription. This may take up to an hour.
If you have medication that you will be taking every day for an extended period of time (examples include depression medications or birth control) you will usually have REFILLS available on your prescription.
To obtain the next month’s prescription from the pharmacy:
- Check your prescription bottle or package to see if you have refills left. This is usually along the bottom of the label (see image below).
- Call the pharmacy where you had the prescription filled. You also may be able to fill the prescription through an online account.
- Follow the prompts & provide the pharmacy with the prescription or RX number that is on the bottle or package.
- PLEASE NOTE—if you have refills left on your prescription you do NOT need to contact our office for a refill.
- If you no longer have refills left on your prescription, & the prescription was originally written by a SHC provider, you may request a refill by either asking the pharmacy to send a fax to the SHC or pressing the “Refill a Prescription” button on the SHC Home Page & completing the form.
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 map). 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. We are not able to provide parking lot permits 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 services. Note: Payment for services at these facilities is your responsibility. The Health Center User 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