Come and say hi just for the health of it!

Come and say hi just for the health of it!

CHWS is in Wheelock Student Center 216, open weekdays.

Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services



HEALTH INSURANCE: We are now in the period of “open enrollment” for individual health insurance plans for 2018. This is the time to review your current plan to be sure it provides full coverage while you are here at Puget Sound. If you currently are without a health plan, you have until December 16, 2017 to act!

o   For more information about insurance options here in Washington, review the Washington Health Plan Finder.

o   To consult with a broker, at no cost to you, Jeff Johnson has worked with lots of Puget Sound students and families over the years! He is a good resource for questions and options for insurance coverage applicable while students are in the State of Washington.

o   Do you need to notify your insurance carrier about your intention to live out of the home area during the academic year? (As an example, Kaiser enrollees should carefully review this brochure.) 

NEW STUDENTS: Your Medical History and Immunization Form (or a waiver signed by you) is a requirement for enrollment. You will be prevented from registering for Spring 2018 courses unless you have turned the completed form into CHWS.

Initial Counseling Screenings

  • Initial counseling screenings are offered Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. without an appointment. Up to 6 students can be seen during this time on a first come, first serve basis.  This screening may be a one-time session for short-term acute issues, but it is also the process for initiating longer term ongoing counseling with CHWS therapists.


  • To make or cancel an appointment, call CHWS at 253.879.1555, stop by our office, or visit the CHWS Communication Portal on myPugetSound under the Resources menu.
    Read more about CHWS appointments.
  • Medical appointments can often be seen within 24 hours; check early for same-day appointments.
  • Counseling appointments will be scheduled as needed based on the initial counseling screening sessions listed above.


8 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.

What We Provide

--Primary medical care 
--Mental health services including individual and group treatment
--Referrals to community treatment for anything beyond our scope of practice

See a list of what services we do and don't provide.


On Campus?
Call Security Services at x3311.

Off Campus?
Call 911.

Learn what to do in case of a medical or mental health emergency.


Be Ready for Flu Season

Stop by for your flu shot!   $25 - no appointment needed.