Counseling, Health, Wellness Services

Learn, to be well at Western

Be Well, enclosed in a blue heart.

Being a healthy college student means having confidence and energy to live each day to its fullest. Good emotional and physical health is achievable when people care about themselves and each other, when people make decisions and practice skills to enhance well-being, and when people respect each other as unique individuals.

At Western, we believe students who are actively encouraged and supported in their efforts to be well are better able to achieve their personal and academic goals. In Counseling, Health, and Wellness, our emphasis on personal and community well-being is reflected in our departmental missions (Counseling, Health, and Wellness services) and in the programs, services, and resources we offer. We invite you to visit our individual departmental sites by clicking on the links below, and we encourage you to reach out to us for support.

Wellness is practiced throughout Western’s campus, not just within departments such as ours that focus on it. For resources and information on how you can practice wellness campus-wide, please visit pws.wwu.edu/bewell.

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides students with a variety of resources designed to assist with academic progress and personal development.  Counseling services include individual counseling, group counseling, and mental health services.  

Website: counseling.wwu.edu

Location: Old Main 540

Phone: 360-650-3164

The Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides as broad a range of care as you would find in a family practice physician's office.  A team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and health counselors staff the Health Center.  

Website: studenthealth.wwu.edu

Location: Campus Services

Phone: 360-650-3400

Prevention and Wellness Services

Prevention and Wellness Services (PWS) offers Western students opportunities to get involved in improving their own health and the health of their community.  PWS provides assistance to students who may face specific challenges to their well-being such as alcohol and drug concerns or sexual assault, and PWS offers numerous professional and peer-led programs that can help you achieve high-level wellness.  

Website: pws.wwu.edu

Location: Old Main 560

Phone: 360-650-2993