The University provides a range of services to support student health and wellness from disability accomodations, to alcohol and drug education, to mental health services. Students who aren't already covered through a family member's policy are encourged to sign up for health insurance.
UW-BC Student Health Insurance
A medical insurance plan is available to students enrolled for a minimum of 5 credits. Annual premiums and other information is available at Student Affairs.
Student Health Services
Our shared health service is located in room 116 of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) Administration Building — adjacent to the UW-BC campus. Registered nurse Samantha Hopp staffs the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. She also performs confidential health counseling, first aid and treatment of minor illness and is available to give health education tips to students, faculty and staff.
On-Campus Counseling Services for UW-BC Students
The Counseling Services Office is located in M157. Individual counseling is available to students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Counselors work with students to enhance their personal development and academic success. Students meet with a professional counselor to discuss a variety of concerns in a positive, confidential setting. Some of the more common areas and concerns that can be addressed are relationships, identity, self-esteem and confidence, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, food and body image, chemical use, and career choices. To make an appointment contact:
See Student Affairs to make an appointment.
UW-BC has an Alcohol and Other Drug Education program that promotes healthy lifestyles and wellness topics. Visit the AODE website for students that offers current, relevant information on alcohol, other drugs, and general wellness topics. It also has several interactive opprtunities for students to get feedback on a variety of topics. Contact Sonya Murrey (Student Affairs) for more information.
Mental Health Resources
UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services provides links to hundreds of “virtual” self-help pamphlets on topics including:
- Depression, Anxiety, & Suicide
- Eating Disorders and Weight Control
- Personal Success
- Sleeping Disorders
- Computer/Gambling Concerns
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse
- and many others...