You may call for an appointment at any time during the hours that CHWS is open. All routine (non-urgent) appointments should be scheduled several days in advance. Any flexibility you offer in your schedule will increase the chances of finding an early appointment time.
For medical appointments you should call early in the day to have the best choice of times available or visit the CHWS Communication Portal. If no appointment slots are open you may be evaluated by the RN or MA to determine the urgency of your health problem. There may be a space available for an urgent problem or you may be referred to the Urgent Care center or to an Emergency Room.
Counseling Appointments: Initial counseling screenings are offered Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. without an appointment. 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.
Psychiatric appointments are made by referral from one of the other CHWS providers. If you think you need a psychiatric appointment, a CHWS counselor or medical provider must first see you.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please call CHWS (253.879.1555) at your earliest convenience to let us know of the change. We really value your giving us this notice, because it enables another student to utilize your appointment time.
Payment is due at time of service in the form of cash, check, or debit/credit card.
You may submit a receipt to your private insurance company for potential reimbursement.
View fees for office visits.
Being trusted to manage one's own medical and counseling appointments is a privilege. The majority of students take excellent advantage of the opportunity for on-campus healthcare and enjoy this responsibility. Occasionally, a student may develop a pattern of no-showing appointments, or of cancelling them at the very last minute, meaning that treatment cannot be provided to another student at that time.
In these cases, CHWS reserves the right to revoke a student's appointment privileges. This student would not be denied urgent care if needed, but would be referred to a private practitioner off-campus for their ongoing care.