General Information

COVID-19 Health Alert: Virtual Care

The Student Health Center is still here for you.  We are open but have adapted our services for everyone’s safety.
 
Consistent with public health measures to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, and to protect students and providers, all walk-in services are no longer available.  Most services are now offered virtually (through phone or Zoom).   If needed, we can also make special arrangements for an in-person visit with one of our providers or nurses.
 
Please call us at 360-650-3400 to make a virtual appointment, or to speak to a nurse. 

About Us

The Student Health Center at Western Washington University is a primary care medical clinic specializing in college health.  The Student Health Center is staffed by a team of board certified family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff.  We provide an extensive array of services including preventive health care and management of health concerns, illnesses and injuries.  We strive to support student success academically, physically and emotionally.

Our Mission

The Western Washington University Student Health Center exists to assist our students to stay well during their college years, get well if they become ill so as to minimize time away from their studies, and to be well lifelong.

Who Can Use Our Services?

The WWU Student Health Center is available to all students enrolled in six or more credits on Western's campus. A student who is registered for 3-5 credits has the option to pay the Counseling, Health and Wellness fee for access to medical and mental health services during that quarter.

We are unable to see former students, students on leave, dependents of students, WWU faculty, WWU staff, or Whatcom Community College students living on Western’s campus.

Same Day or Urgent Appointments Available

The Student Health Center is still here for you.  We are open but have adapted our services for everyone’s safety.
 
Consistent with public health measures to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, and to protect students and providers, all walk-in services are no longer available.  Most services are now offered virtually (through phone or Zoom).   If needed, we can also make special arrangements for an in-person visit with one of our providers or nurses.
 
Please call us at 360-650-3400 to make a virtual appointment, or to speak to a nurse. 
 
When the Student Health Center is closed, students are advised to seek services from other after-hour medical facilities in the Bellingham area.  For more details see our After Hours Care page.

Diversity & Inclusion at WWU Student Health CenterLGBTQ+ Western

Western Washington University Student Health Center values diversity and welcomes students and patients from diverse backgrounds. SHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its services or in its employment practices.

Preferred Names/Pronouns

Although the full legal name will be required for check-in, patients also have the option to include their preferred name in their medical record.  Patients also have the option to designate their gender identity and share their desired personal pronouns with our health care staff during their visit.  Patients can also update this information under "Profile" in the MyWesternHealth portal.