University Health and Counseling Services
Ambrose Health Center
Health Services: 262-472-1300
Counseling Services: 262-472-1305
The University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) provides comprehensive services and referrals for a variety of concerns related to students' physical and mental health. Services are available on campus to all currently registered University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some special outside hours to cover immunizations or campus emergencies. UHCS staff are committed to quality service and provide a wide array of health education programs and consultation to groups across campus.
Health Services, staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners offers consultation and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, as well as
- Laboratory tests and medications
- Allergy shots and immunizations
- Contraceptive services
- Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
- Assistance for students with chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities, including PT
- Smoking cessation and nutrition counseling
- Phone consultation
- Referrals to specialists
- Massage therapy
UHCS does not provide vision correction exams or dental care. It refers students requiring specialty health care to specialists within the community. Professional services in health or counseling are free, but there is a charge for medications, medical supplies, procedures, physicals, immunizations, and lab tests. Payment for care outside UHCS is the financial responsibility of the student.
A Wellness Resource Center offering brochures, computer programs, DVDs, videos, CDs, and audiotapes is available in the lobby. Materials may be checked out at no charge. The UHCS web site is available to students 24 hours a day at www.uww.edu/uhcs. Numerous educational programs are provided for students throughout the year.
Health insurance is recommended. A policy has been endorsed by University of Wisconsin System. Information about the policy is available at UHCS or its web site. Hospital care is available in Fort Atkinson, Janesville, or Elkhorn when needed. Students experiencing life-threatening situations should contact the Whitewater Rescue Squad by dialing 911. UHCS is not an emergency facility, but can assist in securing transportation to a hospital for students requiring hospital care.
Counseling services include individual and group counseling (primarily short term) for UW-Whitewater students dealing with any number of personal issues. In addition, consultation is available to faculty, staff, and students.
Counseling services are provided at no cost by professional psychologists, social workers, and counselors, as well as supervised graduate-level counselors-in-training. If immediate or direct services are not available here, counselors can help the student find an appropriate community resource. Students with ANY personal concerns (adjustment to college, relationship issues, alcohol and drug issues, depression, stress management, self-esteem, roommate problems, eating disorders, sexuality issues, sexual abuse or assault, or just wanting to feel better about life) are encouraged to ask for help at UHCS. A 24-hour Crisis Line at 800-368-1587 is available for all students through Walworth County Human Services. All services of UHCS are confidential..